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Volcanoes and Wine - From Pompeii to Napa (Hardcover) Loot Price: R542
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Volcanoes and Wine - From Pompeii to Napa (Hardcover): Charles Frankel

Volcanoes and Wine - From Pompeii to Napa (Hardcover)

Charles Frankel

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There's a reason we pay top dollar for Champagne and that bottles of wine from prestige vineyards cost as much as a car: a place's distinct geographical attributes, known as terroir to wine buffs, determine the unique profile of a wine--and some rarer locales produce wines that are particularly coveted. In Volcanoes and Wine, geologist Charles Frankel introduces us to the volcanoes that are among the most dramatic and ideal landscapes for wine making. Traveling across regions well-known to wine lovers like Sicily, Oregon, and California, as well as the less familiar Canary Islands, Frankel gives an in-depth account of famous volcanoes and the wines that spring from their idiosyncratic soils. From Santorini's vineyards of rocky pumice dating back to a four-thousand-year-old eruption to grapes growing in craters dug in the earth of the Canary Islands, from Vesuvius's famous Lacryma Christi to the ambitious new generation of wine growers reviving the traditional grapes of Mount Etna, Frankel takes us across the stunning and dangerous world of volcanic wines. He details each volcano's most famous eruptions, the grapes that grow in its soils, and the people who make their homes on its slopes, adapting to an ever-menacing landscape. In addition to introducing the history and geology of these volcanoes, Frankel serves as a travel guide, offering a host of tips ranging from prominent vineyards to visit to scenic hikes in each location. This illuminating guide will be indispensable for wine lovers looking to learn more about volcanic terroirs, as well as anyone curious about how cultural heritage can survive and thrive in the shadow of geological danger.


Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2019
Authors: Charles Frankel
Dimensions: 236 x 163 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 216
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-17722-9
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Structure & properties of the Earth > Volcanology & seismology
Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Geology & the lithosphere > General
Books > Professional & Technical > Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies > Industrial chemistry > Food & beverage technology > Winemaking technology
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > Beverages > Alcoholic beverages > Wines
Books > Food & Drink > Beverages > Alcoholic beverages > Wines
LSN: 0-226-17722-X
Barcode: 9780226177229

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