A description of more than eighty of the most important wine grape varieties More
Beginning winelovers usually start out familiar with just a few favourite wine varieties. But after a short while many novices are actively seeking a broader range of varietals to learn about and taste. There are well over a thousand wine grape varieties used commercially. Learning about them is a daunting task. Best to take this exploration one step, or is it one sip, at a time and to have a guide.
With What Varietal is That you will be able to understand just what grape varieties are and why they are important. It is written with beginning winelovers who want to extend their knowledge in mind.
Readers of this book will find descriptions of the most important 46 red and 39 wine varieties globally. Each entry is devoted to a particular variety and it Includes a pronunciation guide, a short lexicon of the flavours and aromas of the variety, a list of similar varieties, details of the origin and global importance of the variety, an outline of the most important styles of wine made. Brief food pairing suggestions are given to underline the styles of wines commonly made from the variety.
Additional material in this book includes explainers to help understand the difference between variety and styles of wine and why grape varieties are important for viticulturalists, winemakers and winelovers.
An appendix provides a brief guide to the major wine varieties used in the world’s major wine countries and regions.
Wine writer from Melbourne with a special interest in Australia wines made from unusual grape varieties. Founder of Vinodiversity.com. Author of What Vareital is That? A Beginners Guide to the Most Important Wine Grape Varieties.