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Native Wine Grapes of Italy.

Author: Ian D'Agata
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 years  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian D'Agata
ISBN: 9780520957053 0520957059 0520272269 9780520272262
OCLC Number: 876512142
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (638 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Map of Italy's Wine Regions; Native Grapes by Region; Introduction: Understanding ""Native"" and Classifying Grape Varieties; PART I: Grape Varieties: What, Where, When, Why, and How; 1 Ampelology: The Art and Science of Grape Variety Identification; 2 The Origin of Viticulture and a Brief History of Italy's Grape Varieties; PART II: Italy's Native and Traditional Grape Varieties and Wines; 3 Grape Groups and Families; 4 Major Native and Traditional Grape Varieties; 5 Little-Known Native and Traditional Grape Varieties; 6 Crossings; Appendix. GlossaryA; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; M; N; O; P; Q; S; T; Bibliography; General Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Index of Grape Varieties; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.
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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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