What varietal is That?

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Lost in the world of grape varieties?  Here is a book to help you.

If you are a beginning wine lover it seems daunting.  Where to start?

Maybe you have been enjoying wine for a few years and want to take your knowledge to a new level.  You have a few favourite varietals but which others should you try?

You love exploring new styles and varieties - exploring is part of the fun, but a guidebook can help you find some of the lesser-known but more exciting wines.

See a sample page here.

Vermentino is one of the varieties described in the book. This one made by Santolin from Alpine Valleys grapes.Vermentino is one of the varieties described in the book. This one made by Santolin from Alpine Valleys grapes.

hundreds of varieties

Well thousands actually.  One major reference lists 1368 wine grape varieties that are used commercially throughout the world.  There are certainly more to be discovered.  

Each year plant breeders are releasing new varieties.  Old varieties which have been nurtured in remote vineyards in forgotten villages are finding their way to the wider world of wine.

what is in this book?

The book contains descriptions of about 85 of the most important wine grape varieties used throughout the world. 

For each variety there will be information about its origin, its ranking in terms of the area planted, its current distribution, the wine styles made from it, and some food pairing suggestions.

Separate chapters of the book will discuss topics such as the importance of varieties and clones to grape growers and winemakers as well as wine lovers, an explainer about wine varieties and styles.

Who is this book For?

What Varietal is That? is aimed at the winelover who wants to go a little beyond the handful of well known varieties.  

Setting off down the path of discovering the wide world of grape varieties can be daunting so this guide can help you get started.

Sommeliers and tasting room managers have told me that What Varietal is That? is especially useful in bringing new staff up to scratch.

How to Buy What Varietal

Australian residents

If you want the Kindle Edition you need to buy it from the Australian Amazon site.  

For the Printed Version for delivery to Australian addresses only please use the Paypal button below.

Non-Australian Residents

You can buy the Kindle Book or the Printed version from your closest Amazon Store See below on how to minimise postage costs. 

Bulk copies at wholesale prices

I am arranging for some wineries and bottle shops to stock printed copies of "What Varietal is That?" If you'd like to resell my book as a retailer then please see this page.

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