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Biodynamic Wine Demystified

Author : Nicolas Joly
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"Wine is made in the vineyard" is the mantra of many a winemaker. But what does it mean, really? Esteemed winemaker and biodynamic pioneer Nicholas Joly believes a wine that is well-made in the vineyard must express its unique terroir—the character imbued by a vine's particular plot of well-tended earth. In Biodynamic Wine, Demystified, Joly shares the core philosophy behind biodynamic viticulture and why such practices result in wines of regional distinction. This process treats the vineyard as a self-perpetuating ecological whole influenced not only by terrestrial forces but those of the sun, moon and cosmos. He explains why the use of foreign substances such as pesticides and fertilizers in the vineyard, and aromatic yeasts and enzymes in the cellar, as well as mechanisms such as electric motors and pumps, disrupt this synergy and are ultimately counterproductive to a wine's best, consistent expression.

What s So Special About Biodynamic Wine

Author : Antoine Lepetit de la Bigne
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Are biodynamic wines any better than other wines? Are biodynamic methods, much talked about but little understood, scientific or not? What's the difference between organic and biodynamic? The popularity and availability of biodynamic wine has grown signficantly in the last few years, with more and more vineyards investing in biodynamic production. If you've ever wondered whether biodynamic wine is really worth it, and what all the fuss is about, this book is for you. In 35 clear and pertinent questions, expert biodynamic wine producer Antoine Lepetit explains what's so special about biodynamic wine.

Natural Wine

Author : Isabellle Legeron
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Find out more about natural wine – made naturally from organically or biodynamically grown grapes – from leading authority Isabelle Legeron MW.

Digging the Past

Author : Frances E. Dolan
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A detailed study of seventeenth century farming practices and their relevance for today We are today grappling with the consequences of disastrous changes in our farming and food systems. While the problems we face have reached a crisis point, their roots are deep. Even in the seventeenth century, Frances E. Dolan contends, some writers and thinkers voiced their reservations, both moral and environmental, about a philosophy of improvement that rationalized massive changes in land use, farming methods, and food production. Despite these reservations, the seventeenth century was a watershed in the formation of practices that would lead toward the industrialization of agriculture. But it was also a period of robust and inventive experimentation in what we now think of as alternative agriculture. This book approaches the seventeenth century, in its failed proposals and successful ventures, as a resource for imagining the future of agriculture in fruitful ways. It invites both specialists and non-specialists to see and appreciate the period from the ground up. Building on and connecting histories of food and work, literary criticism of the pastoral and georgic, histories of elite and vernacular science, and histories of reading and writing practices, among other areas of inquiry, Digging the Past offers fine-grained case studies of projects heralded as innovations both in the seventeenth century and in our own time: composting and soil amendment, local food, natural wine, and hedgerows. Dolan analyzes the stories seventeenth-century writers told one another in letters, diaries, and notebooks, in huge botanical catalogs and flimsy pamphlets, in plays, poems, and how-to guides, in adages and epics. She digs deeply to assess precisely how and with what effect key terms, figurations, and stories galvanized early modern imaginations and reappear, often unrecognized, on the websites and in the tour scripts of farms and vineyards today.

The Business of Wine An Encyclopedia

Author : Geralyn G. Brostrom
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Wine has been a beverage staple since ancient times, especially in Europe. Today's global wine business is thriving, and American consumption of wine has increased dramatically in recent years, with the health benefits touted in the media. More Americans are becoming interested in learning about wine, and they are taking winery tours and attending wine tastings. The Business of Wine: An Encyclopedia is a necessary part of wine education for everyone from the curious consumer to the oenophile or business student and industry professional. It appeals to even the casual browser who wants to be more informed about wine terminology such as terroir or varietal labeling or what constitutes a Pinot Grigio or a Cabernet Sauvignon. More than 140 entries illuminate the regions, grapes, history, wine styles, business elements, events, people, companies, issues, and more that are crucial to the wine industry. Today's wine industry is an unusually complex network of interrelated businesses that collectively serve to produce wine and get it into the hands of consumers all over the world. This A-Z encyclopedia shows how production, distribution, and sales segments work together to bring wine to the public and describes the trade in wine and its related subsidiary elements. Written by a host of wine professionals, this is the most up-to-date source to understand what goes into the enjoyment of a glass of wine. An appendix with industry data, sidebars, and a selected bibliography complement the A-Z entries.

Premodern Ecologies in the Modern Literary Imagination

Author : Vin Nardizzi
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Premodern Ecologies explores how places, both local and global, shape scholarship on medieval and Renaissance English literature.

The Green Vine

Author : Shannon Borg
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CLICK HERE to download the first two chapters from The Green Vine * A charismatic guide to understanding environmentally-friendly wines — from defining labels to reviewing vineyard practices * Features personally-tested profiles of sustainable wines that everyone needs to try * California, Washington, and Oregon rank #1–3 nationally as having the most wineries per state Most people don’t want to think about their wine too much; they just want to enjoy it. At the same time, more and more people are thinking about where their food comes from. Why not ask the same questions about wine? It’s a product that faces many of the same industry, environment, and economic issues as that sustainable steak or fresh home-grown salad on your plate. Traditional wine production is currently under threat from increasingly homogenized commercial processes and suffers from a large carbon footprint — from bottle and cork materials to water runoff and erosion. Many winemakers are starting to take environmental stewardship very seriously, changing how they grow grapes and make wine. With The Green Vine, wine expert Shannon Borg demystifies the terms of sustainable wine-making and lays out a simple guide to West Coast wines and wineries that use both historical and modern sustainable practices. She explains why it’s important to consider how wine is produced and packaged, and why growing methods, soil health, and water resources matter. She then embarks on a wine-tasting tour of nearly 200 sustainable wineries in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, British Columbia, and Idaho — profiling the winemakers and farmers who are leading the green Wine movement. Winner of the Nautilus Awards 2014 "Better Books for a Better World" Silver Award!

Wine Revolution

Author : Jane Anson
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Wine Revolution, written by award winning wine expert, Jane Anson, contains everything you need to know about the best-handcrafted wines from around the world Organic, biodynamic, natural and other small batch and eco-friendly wines have become increasingly popular in recent years, and are a key area of growth in the wine market. This book explores what makes these wines different, how they are produced, and why they are enjoying such a boom. Featuring 250 tasting notes of wines from every corner of the world, as well as grower profiles and recommendations from some of the best sommeliers from around the world, Wine Revolution is the to go-to guide on the subject. There are more than 450 biodynamic wine producers worldwide, including top estates. Wine estates that grow biodynamic wines include many high-end, commercially successful producers who have converted to organic and biodynamic practices. This book aims to capitalise on this fast growing market and to be the most important and critically respected book on the subject. There will be five sections in the book, each one introduced by a sommelier who will talk about general rules for matching wine with food, making it approachable and actionable fo­r readers.

Understanding Wine Technology 3rd Edition

Author : Bird, David
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Any student who has ever logged credits in a viticulture and enology class knows David Bird's book: it is the most widely assigned wine science primer in the English-speaking world. This completely revised and updated edition to Bird's classic textbook deciphers all the new scientific advances from the last several years, and conveys them in his typically clear and plainspoken style that renders even the densest subject matter freshman friendly. The new material includes an expanded section on the production of red, rose, white, sweet, sparkling, and fortified wines; information on histamine, flash detente, maceration, and whole bunch and whole berry fermentation; an expanded chapter on wine faults, including Brettanomyces; a new section on HACCP analysis as applied to a winery; and much more.

Wine Monologue

Author : Minha Kim
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Wine Monologue By: Minha Kim There is little doubt that today’s world, laden with intense competition and a lack of human decency, is leaving a scar on our collective minds. With a glass of wine in hand, allowing the stressors of the world to fade away, Dr. Minha Kim was inspired to explore humanity, using wine varieties from around the world as her catalyst. Through her unique style of monologue, Dr. Kim dives into the concepts of beauty, love, creativity, nature, and much more while making insightful comparisons between Western and East Asian cultures. Formerly released in South Korea and China, Dr. Kim’s thoughtful perspectives on mankind—personally, interpersonally, and as a society—will stimulate readers around the world to reflect on their own lives and the path they are traveling and motivate them to make meaningful change.