This book describes 92 of the most popular wine grape varieties currently used by wine makers around the world plus some that may have a place in the future.
It builds on the earlier edition of Wine Grape Varieties of Australia, by including new varieties of grape and updating critical information.
The book enables readers to easily identify a particular variety using lavish colour photographs of the leaves, shoots, canes and fruit. Each grape variety is further described with a brief history, its current world plantings and the wines, including blends, that are manufactured from it.
High quality colour photographs
Brief, easily read descriptions
Lists grape names and synonyms used in Australia and overseas
Glossary of technical terms
Identifies cultivars that have been DNA-profiled
Back in print due to an ongoing demand, professional and amateur viticulturists, as well as wine lovers, will find this book a useful and attractive resource.
"Kerridge and Antcliff's small book, based on the earlier Wine Grape Varieties of Australia (1996), should be in the possession of everyone interested in wine grapes and wine production, or who simply loves wine. . .The timing of this book is excellent. . .This book has all of these and dozens more with beautiful color plates and a brief history of geographic origin and usage. . .This book is a gem. All levels." G.S. Howell, Michigan State University (CHOICE v.37 no. 5 January 2000)
“Grape growers and wine buffs will find a treasure trove of information in a new book detailing the plethora of grape varieties currently grown in Australia . . . This book is sure to open the eyes of many a reader to the world of vines.”
Weekly Times, 22 March 2000
“The book enables readers to easily identify a particular variety using lavish colour photographs of the leaves, shoots, canes and fruit. Professional and amateur viticulturalists, as well as wine lovers, will find this book a useful and attractive resource.”
PL Pisani (Advances in Horticultural Science no.2 2000)
“All lovers of wine will find this book a valuable grape enlightenment.” Terri-Ann Hall (Australian Wine Selector Harvest 2002)