GRAPES INTO WINE: The Art of Winemaking in America by Philip M. Wagner

GRAPES INTO WINE: The Art of Winemaking in America

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Successor to Wagner's classic American Wines and Wine-Making and Winegrowers Guide, this compact but comprehensive volume embraces the history of viticulture, the traditional regions and their wines, ""The American connection"" (with special attention to California), and the specifics of winemaking proper--for reds, whites, rosÉs, and sweet and sparkling varieties. A final chapter discusses wine tasting and wine drinking; the appendix includes a grape list and directions for making basic wine analyses. All this from a connoisseur who writes, discriminately, ""For ordinary occasions ordinary wines are best.

Pub Date: June 30th, 1976
Publisher: Knopf