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Tasting the past : the science of flavor & the search for the original wine grapes

Author: Kevin Begos
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"When journalist Kevin Begos sets out to discover the origins of wine, he finds a whole world of forgotten grapes and meets the archaeologists, chemists, and botanists who are deciphering wine down to molecules of flavor"--
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Begos, Kevin (Kevin Paul).
Tasting the past.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018
(DLC) 2017055055
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Begos
ISBN: 9781616205775 1616205776
OCLC Number: 1012615762
Awards: FLorida Book Award: General Nonfiction: Silver.
Description: 277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A mysterious wine --
Archaeobiology and ancient wine --
Cremisan --
Israel's forgotten grapes --
The wine scientist --
Flavor, taste, and money --
The Caucasus --
Yeast, co-evolution, and wasps --
Aphrodite, women, and wine --
Goliath, foraging, and an answer --
Italy, Leonardo, and natural wine --
Wine and foie gras --
The science of terroir --
Coming home, and Holy Land wine --
American wine grapes --
The dark side of wine science --
Grapetionary --
The first grapes, and tasting the past.
Responsibility: Kevin Begos.

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"Oenophiles will raise a glass to Begos's excellent exploration of the science and history of wine . . . This mix of memoir and wine education guide is all-around satisfying." --Publisher's Weekly Read more...

 
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