The Winemaker S Dance

Author: Jonathan Swinchatt
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520929209
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There is a saying among winemakers that "great wine begins with dirt." Beginning from this intriguing premise, The Winemaker's Dance embarks on an eye-opening exploration of "terroir" in one of the greatest places on earth to grow wine—California's Napa Valley. Jonathan Swinchatt and David G. Howell weave a tale that begins millions of years ago with the clash of continental plates that created the Napa Valley and go on to show how this small region, with its myriad microclimates, complex geologic history, and dedicated winemakers, came to produce world-class wines. A fascinating look at the art and science of winemaking and the only comprehensive book that covers Napa's geology, history, and environment, The Winemaker's Dance will help wine enthusiasts better understand wine talk and wine writing and, most importantly, wine itself. The Winemaker's Dance is animated by the voices of Napa's winemakers talking about their craft. The book also contains two driving tours through the valley that highlight the landscapes and wineries discussed. An array of unique illustrations—including shaded relief maps overlaid with color aerial photographs—provide a new and illuminating look at the region: its bedrock, sediments, soils, sun, wind, and rain. The expansive narrative considers how these elements influence wines from particular vineyards and how specific winemaking practices can bring out or mask aspects of terroir. It concludes with a discussion of the state of the winemaking industry today. Unraveling the complex relationship between the people, the earth, and the vines of Napa Valley, The Winemaker's Dance brings the elusive concept of terroir to a broad audience, adding a vibrant dimension to the experience of the valley's wines. It also provides insights that enhance our understanding of wines and winegrowing regions the world over.

The Winemakers Dance

Author: Yvonne Phillips
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530813926
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Marc Hamilton's busy but ordered life is turned upside down when he meets Traci Talman. He is a rising star in the wine world and has been in Australia, working on establishing a new International brand. Two weeks spent helping a friend and crew of eight sail a boat from Hawaii to the central coast of California gets him to his beach house in the middle of the night. All he wants is a shower and a warm bed. He finds his bed occupied by a sleeping woman. Assuming she is a friend of his brother Chris, and to tired to bother with her, he curls his six foot two frame on the sofa for a cramped nights sleep. The morning finds her claiming to have rented the beach house from an Internet vacation rental company, although she can't produce the signed rental documents. A stolen car, illicit drugs, maxed out credit card, bounced check and zero balance in her bank account leaves the woman at Marc's mercy. Traci Talman, a young independent barmaid from Texas decides to start her own Event Planning business in the central coast wine region of California. No sooner does she reach California than she falls into some kind of hellhole where her money, credit, car, and good name disappear. The only good thing to enter her life is Marc Hamilton. Handsome former Marine, owner of one of California's largest vineyards is sympathetic to her plight and invites her to stay as his houseguest until she gets her affairs in order. The whisper of his hand against her skin sends Traci to a place she's never imagined. They are soon entangled in a tempestuous affair. He wants her to stay with him at the ranch and she yearns to regain her independent lifestyle although she lacks the means to achieve her goal. With Marc, she knows the heights of passion but all too soon they are overwhelmed by circumstances over which they have no control.

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An Encyclopedia Of The Wines And Domaines Of France

Author: Clive Coates
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520220935
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In this detailed study of the wines of France, one of the world's leading authorities on wine discusses every appellation and explains its character and the best growers. He uses a star system to identify the finest estates. More than 40 specially commissioned maps show the main appellations and wine villages of France.

Nature

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A Time To Dance A Time To Die

Author: John Waller
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"In July 1518 a terrifying and mysterious plague struck the medieval city of Strasbourg. Hundreds of men and women danced wildly, day after day, in the punishing summer heat. Their feet blistered and bled, and their limbs ached with fatigue, but they simply could not stop. Throughout August and early September more and more were seized by the same terrible compulsion." "By the time the epidemic subsided, heat and exhaustion had claimed an untold number of lives, leaving thousands bewildered and bereaved, and an enduring enigma for future generations." "This book explains why Strasbourg's dancing plague took place. In doing so, it leads us into a largely vanished world, evoking the sights, sounds, aromas, diseases and hardships, the fervent supernaturalism and the desperate hedonism of the late-medieval world." "At the same time, it offers insights into how people behave when driven beyond the limits of endurance. Not only a historical detective story, A Time to Dance, A Time to Die is also an exploration of the strangest capabilities of the human mind and the extremes to which fear and irrationality can lead us."--BOOK JACKET.

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The Winemakers

Author: Jack M. Bickham
Editor: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 9780385126779
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A novel of California wine producers.