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by Andy Katz,Joy Sterling
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  • Author:
    Andy Katz,Joy Sterling
  • ISBN:
    068483930X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0684839301
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  • Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster (October 2, 1998)
  • Pages:
    96 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Beverages & Wine
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Appealing to wine connoisseurs and lovers of photography alike, this evocative book captures the life of the vineyard .

Appealing to wine connoisseurs and lovers of photography alike, this evocative book captures the life of the vineyard, from ripening bloom to the after-harvest and rest. Andy Katz's 60 photographs and Joy Sterling's gracious prose reveal their passion for a horticultural life as well as illuminate the history of wine in California.

Vineyard serves best on the coffee table rather than in the wine library-we are reminded primarily that a year in the life of California's wine . Sterling is an owner of a California vineyard and author of two previous books.

Vineyard serves best on the coffee table rather than in the wine library-we are reminded primarily that a year in the life of California's wine country is, at the very least, gorgeous. Here she guides readers through a tour of wine making in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. She explains the tedious and exacting tasks of pruning and training 700 vines (it's like sculpting, she says) and describes the beauty of the surrounding countryside in the spring.

Beginning with a history of wine in California, where the most popular American wines are grown, Joy Sterling describes the precarious nature of life in the vineyard- concerns about daily variations in weather, maintaining hope through difficult seasons, and the irony in the difficulty o. .

Beginning with a history of wine in California, where the most popular American wines are grown, Joy Sterling describes the precarious nature of life in the vineyard- concerns about daily variations in weather, maintaining hope through difficult seasons, and the irony in the difficulty of handling a harvest that is larger than expected. Sterling's expressive epigrams of seasons, philosophies, and perspectives of growing wine in California are accompanied by Andy Katz's crystalline photographs of vineyards in sunlight and rain, shadow and fog, abundance and rest

Author: Joy Sterling, Andy Katz. Describes wine making in the Sonoma and Napa valleys, explains the challenges faced by wine makers, and uses photographs to evoke the beauty of the vineyard.

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Vineyard : A Year in the Life of California Wine Country. This volume reveals Joy Sterling and Andy Katz's passion for a horticultural life as well as illuminate the history of wine in California.

This volume reveals Joy Sterling and Andy Katz's passion for a horticultural life as well as illuminate the history of wine in California. No current Talk conversations about this book. A year in the life of vineyards in California.

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Joy Sterling represents the second generation at Iron Horse oma County. Neighbors helping each other, people volunteering, restaurants lending a hand to help feed people who are displaced from the

Wine Country is the region of California, in the northern Bay Area, known worldwide as a premium wine-growing region.

Wine Country is the region of California, in the northern Bay Area, known worldwide as a premium wine-growing region. The region is famed for its wineries, its cuisine, Michelin star restaurants, boutique hotels, luxury resorts, historic architecture, and culture. Viticulture and wine-making have been practiced in the region since the Spanish missionaries from Mission San Francisco Solano established the first vineyards in 1812.

Describes wine making in the Sonoma and Napa valleys, explains the challenges faced by wine makers, and uses photographs to evoke the beauty of the vineyard

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Joy Sterling writes with authority and feeling of wine and wine country and I found the combination of her writing and the stellar photography by Andy Katz to be supurb.
Welahza
Very Nice Book!
Cargahibe
I admit at the outset that I am not a wine-lover. I drink a glass of wine every evening because it is said to be healthful, and I don't sip wine while chewing gum, but, okay, usually I cannot distinguish one wine from another without reading the label. So I could probably write a more informed review of a book about toilet tissue. Still, I don't believe this book is altogether wasted on ignorant readers like me. Ms. Sterling's prose opens an appealing and beautiful window into the California Wine Country, as seen by someone who lives and works on a vineyard there. The reader comes to appreciate, and sympathize with, the labor-intensive nature of wine-making, and the countless and challenging factors of climate, weather, soil, parasites, barrels, farming decisions, and nearly endless intangibles that determine the volume and the quality of the yearly vintage. Even more important and more visible in this book is the love that accompanies the labor: love of the land and its seasons, love of the process, and especially love of the final product, with all its subtleties and nuances.
The text does provide information, but this is by no means a text in oenology. Instead it is a rhapsody on making of fine wines in the singular and fortunate environment of California. The accompanying photographs, which constitute more than half of the book, not only harmonize with the prose but also stand alone as superb examples of photographic art. The photographer (and co-author) is a master of light, skilled at achieving dramatic, evocative, and downright beautiful results even in conditions that are photographically marginal.
Quibbles: there were a few terms that my dictionary did not define; perhaps a short glossary would have been useful. And I wish the figure captions had been placed adjacent to the individual photographs rather than on a list at the back of the book.
In summary, this is essentially an art book, a coffee-table book, that can be enjoyed and savored like the wines it describes. It has certainly made me rethink, if not yet revise, my habit of wine-as-medicine.