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Wine Places: The Land, the Wine, the People

Wine Places: The Land, the Wine, the People

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ISBN: 9781845331122    Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group Year of publishing: 2005     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 176        
This brand-new book boasts a stunning collection of over 170 photographs and offers a visually exciting journey around the world's most famous wine regions. From hidden cellars in Germany to vibrant harvests...Read more
This brand-new book boasts a stunning collection of over 170 photographs and offers a visually exciting journey around the world's most famous wine regions. From hidden cellars in Germany to vibrant harvests in South America the wine-lover is swept away on a tour of five continents and ten countries and regions. The book follows the sequence of events in the winemaker's year and identifies the range of influences and choices a winemaker faces, from the vineyard through the harvest to the winery and the final wine. The selection of photographs dramatically contrasts the differences in landscapes, vineyards, wines, and winemaking the world over.
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About the author:
Charles O'Rear lives in the Napa Valley in California and worked with National Geographic magazine for twenty-five years. He started book photography in 1985... Read more
Charles O'Rear lives in the Napa Valley in California and worked with National Geographic magazine for twenty-five years. He started book photography in 1985 and he is the author of five wine books, including Wine Country, Napa Valley, Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Napa Valley, The Land, The Wine, The People. He was the founder of one of America's most famous photo agencies Westlight, which was sold to Corbis in 1999. David Furer lives in London but hails from California. He writes for Wine Business Monthly in the USA and Wine International in the UK. He is an Advanced Sommelier, a Certified Wine Educator who has taught in Chicago, London, and Germany, and a consultant. He is also a contributor to Wine Report and Which? Wine Guide.
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Review:
One of the most spectacular coffeetable books ever... O'Rear's touch is brilliant." Dan Berger, Los Angeles Times; "This book reflects the magic that happens when you unleash a top talent on a...Read more
One of the most spectacular coffeetable books ever... O'Rear's touch is brilliant." Dan Berger, Los Angeles Times; "This book reflects the magic that happens when you unleash a top talent on a subject he obviously knows well and loves." Bob Krist, Travel & Leisure Magazine; "Cabernet... is a compilation of terrific photographs by a lensman with an appreciation for wine and especially for offbeat images." Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator; "Cabernet... is a beautiful, beautiful book." Miles O'Brien, CNN Atlanta; "Charles shows us scenes, views, and the innermost spirit that you rarely see in print." Robert and Margrit Mondavi, The Robert Mondavi Winery; "O'Rear blends the beautiful geography and the cultural heritage of the Napa Valley with the same skill that the winemakers he photographs bring to their art." William Allen, Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic
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