skip to content
A vineyard odyssey : the organic fight to save wine from the ravages of nature Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A vineyard odyssey : the organic fight to save wine from the ravages of nature

Author: John I Kiger
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
A Vineyard Odyssey is a fascinating saga of wine that takes the reader on a travelogue of the many hazards that lie along the journey from vine to bottle. John Kiger tracks the nefarious denizens of the vineyard world--the host of animals, insects, fungi, bacteria, and viruses that are capable of sabotaging a promising vintage right under the nose of an unsuspecting grower. Highlighting the many hazards of nature  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John I Kiger
ISBN: 9781442221901 1442221909 9781442221918 1442221917
OCLC Number: 823011210
Description: vi, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: If I'd only known then what I know now --
The origin of our affection and its peculiar afflictions --
It's personal: man versus fungus --
Revenge of the fungi --
If it's not one thing, it's another --
Some things get better with age --
The winegrower's challenge --
Going organic, or something like that --
The art and science of mildew control --
Nature strikes back --
It's all out war --
From vine to glass --
The odyssey in a bottle --
Looking forward --
Truce.
Responsibility: John Kiger.

Abstract:

A Vineyard Odyssey is a fascinating saga of wine that takes the reader on a travelogue of the many hazards that lie along the journey from vine to bottle. John Kiger tracks the nefarious denizens of the vineyard world--the host of animals, insects, fungi, bacteria, and viruses that are capable of sabotaging a promising vintage right under the nose of an unsuspecting grower. Highlighting the many hazards of nature that lie hidden in any vintage, Kiger follows an organic approach to cultivation, explaining how natural and biological controls can conquer or at least contain these vineyard saboteurs. This is the unique story of a winegrower and an organic philosophy that guides the annual struggle to coax great wine from a steep hillside and a few thousand vines, vividly bringing to life the hard-fought battles behind the wines we savor.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Although the strategy of raising wine grapes organically appears to be simple enough-no man-made chemicals-executing these principles in a vineyard, particularly one under threat from fungi such as Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/823011210> # A vineyard odyssey : the organic fight to save wine from the ravages of nature
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "823011210" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1191804623#Place/lanham_md> ; # Lanham, Md.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mdu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1191804623#Topic/viticulturists_california_sonoma_valley> ; # Viticulturists--California--Sonoma Valley
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1191804623#Topic/viticulture_california_sonoma_valley> ; # Viticulture--California--Sonoma Valley
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1167068> ; # Vineyards
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1191804623#Topic/wine_and_wine_making_california_sonoma_valley> ; # Wine and wine making--California--Sonoma Valley
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1191804623#Topic/vineyards_california_sonoma_valley> ; # Vineyards--California--Sonoma Valley
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1168279> ; # Viticulturists
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1245560> ; # California--Sonoma Valley.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1168260> ; # Viticulture
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1175907> ; # Wine and wine making
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/634.80979418/e23/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/296668247> ; # John I. Kiger
   schema:datePublished "2013" ;
   schema:description "A Vineyard Odyssey is a fascinating saga of wine that takes the reader on a travelogue of the many hazards that lie along the journey from vine to bottle. John Kiger tracks the nefarious denizens of the vineyard world--the host of animals, insects, fungi, bacteria, and viruses that are capable of sabotaging a promising vintage right under the nose of an unsuspecting grower. Highlighting the many hazards of nature that lie hidden in any vintage, Kiger follows an organic approach to cultivation, explaining how natural and biological controls can conquer or at least contain these vineyard saboteurs. This is the unique story of a winegrower and an organic philosophy that guides the annual struggle to coax great wine from a steep hillside and a few thousand vines, vividly bringing to life the hard-fought battles behind the wines we savor."@en ;
   schema:description "If I'd only known then what I know now -- The origin of our affection and its peculiar afflictions -- It's personal: man versus fungus -- Revenge of the fungi -- If it's not one thing, it's another -- Some things get better with age -- The winegrower's challenge -- Going organic, or something like that -- The art and science of mildew control -- Nature strikes back -- It's all out war -- From vine to glass -- The odyssey in a bottle -- Looking forward -- Truce."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1191804623> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "A vineyard odyssey : the organic fight to save wine from the ravages of nature"@en ;
   schema:productID "823011210" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/823011210#PublicationEvent/lanham_md_rowman_&_littlefield_publishers_2013> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1191804623#Agent/rowman_&_littlefield_publishers> ; # Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781442221901> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781442221918> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/823011210> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1191804623#Agent/rowman_&_littlefield_publishers> # Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Rowman & Littlefield Publishers" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1191804623#Topic/wine_and_wine_making_california_sonoma_valley> # Wine and wine making--California--Sonoma Valley
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113533> ;
   schema:name "Wine and wine making--California--Sonoma Valley"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1167068> # Vineyards
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Vineyards"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1168260> # Viticulture
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Viticulture"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1168279> # Viticulturists
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Viticulturists"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1175907> # Wine and wine making
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Wine and wine making"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1245560> # California--Sonoma Valley.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "California--Sonoma Valley." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/296668247> # John I. Kiger
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1954" ;
   schema:familyName "Kiger" ;
   schema:givenName "John I." ;
   schema:name "John I. Kiger" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781442221901>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1442221909" ;
   schema:isbn "9781442221901" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781442221918>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1442221917" ;
   schema:isbn "9781442221918" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.