The Wines and Vineyards of New Zealand - By Michael Cooper

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The Wines and Vineyards of New Zealand

Written by: Michael Cooper
Category: Non Fiction
Genre: New Zealand

Book Details:

ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9781869582975
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Hodder Moa Beckett
Date Published: New Zealand, November 6th, 1996
Language: English
Condition: Good
Appearance: Dust jacket worn and some edges of the book have scuff marks. Book interior is excellent.


The Wines and Vineyards of New Zealand is a celebration, a book dedicated to the winemakers of New Zealand as they step onto the world stage. With a meticulously researched and authoritative text by Michael Cooper, outstanding colour photographs by John McDermott, vineyard-location maps, and an extensive collection of labels, this is by far the most comprehensive and attractive work on the subject. The previous editions of The Wines and Vineyards of New Zealand were awarded major prizes both in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. In 1984, the first edition won a Wine magazine Book of the Year Award in London, and the third edition won second prize in the Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards in 1989. The fourth edition won the New Zealand Book Award for production in 1994. This new, completely updated and extended fifth edition brings the coverage of the fast changing New Zealand wine world up to the present and includes new photographs of the regions, winemakers and vineyards. The Introduction sets the scene with a brief survey of the history of wine in New Zealand, a region-by-region summary of the critical influences of climate and soil, a short description of winemaking techniques, and an in depth look at the classic grape varieties that are the foundation of New Zealand's varietal' wines and such a prominent feature of New Zealand wine labels. The heart of the book is a highly readable region-by region illustrated commentary covering every major vineyard from Kaitaia to Alexandra. New companies are proliferating – the number of wineries featured has soared from 105 in the previous edition to 135 here (with many others described briefly). Cooper delves into the companies' backgrounds, brings all the current winemakers vividly into focus and closely evaluates their key labels. Detailed descriptions of many of the country's classic wines are an absorbing new feature of this edition. The Wines and Vineyards of New Zealand is an insight into a fascinating world. For the expert it is an essential reference, and for the wine lover, a wonderful browse and an indispensable guide.

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