Great Reads for the Wine Geek

Here are 6 new books that will open your eyes up to ideas and possibilities with science, culture, history and travel all around the our favorite topic: wine.

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Illustrated Grape Vine Training Methods

If you’ve ever driven through a vineyard area you may have noticed that some vineyards look different than others. Each vine training system offers different benefits to grapes.

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Complete Wine Color Chart

Observing color in wine will improve your mental repertoire for activities such as blind tasting, assessing wine quality and vintage. Use this chart to become familiar with the hue spectrum in wine and common terminology to describe wine color.

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The Wines of Piedmont, Italy (DOCs and DOCGs)

Piedmont is 6th in terms of production size of Italy’s 20 major wine growing areas. It’s known for quality and produces more DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) than any other region.

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Understanding Alsace Wine (w/ Maps)

The next addition to Wine Folly’s maps is here. Please welcome the region of Alsace, the 6th map in the France map series. Alsace lies on the border between France and Germany and is most famously known for its…

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Preserving Wine Diversity: Selection Massale

The term Selection Massale or Massal Selection refers to the “old way” of propagating vineyards. The technique is being brought back into use because of its potentially profound benefits for high quality wine. This advanced article discusses a potential future in viticulture

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