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Vines for Wines

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Vines for Wines

A Wine Lover's Guide to the Top Wine Grape Varieties

George Kerridge  
Angela Gackle  

Colour photographs
104 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

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Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes can make magnificent wines but there are also many other excellent wine varieties that for many of us are rarely experienced. Vines for Wines will expand the wine lover’s knowledge and appreciation of a great range of wines and help to explore their individual preferences for specific varieties, blends, flavours and styles.

This book is based on the highly successful Wine Grape Varieties, which is an aid to identifying grape vines. Vines for Wines, however, focuses on wines from the average consumer’s point-of-view, introducing the different wine grape varieties and the wines made from them, including blends. Each variety is represented by a colour photograph of the grape variety, its current world plantings, wine produced and notes describing the varietal characters for each wine grape variety.

The tasting terms and wine notes for each variety provide a benchmark for the consumer to assess the quality of wines they drink, and to allow them to share and compare their experiences confidently with other wine lovers.


  • Easy to read and assumes no in-depth knowledge
  • Explains tasting terminology and wine styles
  • High quality colour photographs

Wine Terminology
Wine and Health
A Brief History
Wine Grape Varieties and Their Wines
Further Reading

 "Written by two CSIRO research scientists, it's better value than a bottle of icon shiraz."
Ben Canaider (The Age, 7 December 2004)

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