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Native wine grapes of Italy

Author: Ian D'Agata
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and an ancient culture of winemaking influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans make Italy the most diverse country in the world of wine. This diversity is reflected in the fact that Italy grows the largest number of native wine grapes known, amounting to more than a quarter of the world's commercial wine grape types. Ian D'Agata spent thirteen  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian D'Agata
ISBN: 9780520272262 0520272269 9780520957053 0520957059
OCLC Number: 861322925
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xii, 620 pages : map ; 26 cm
Contents: Ampelology: the art and science of grape variety identification --
The origin of viticulture and a brief history of Italy's grape varieties --
Grape groups and families --
Major native and traditional grape varieties --
Little-known native and traditional grape varieties --
Crossings.
Responsibility: Ian D'Agata.

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Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and an ancient culture of winemaking influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans make Italy the most diverse country in the world of  Read more...

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"Hours of pleasure for those who are tired of drinking only chardonnay and merlot." Miami Herald "Wine writers will tell you that they reach for two kinds of books: those for serious research and Read more...

 
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