A Vineyard Odyssey: The Organic Fight to Save Wine from the by John Kiger

By John Kiger

A winery Odyssey is a desirable saga of wine—the trip from vine to bottle—that takes the reader on a travelogue of the numerous risks that lie alongside the way in which. John Kiger tracks the nefarious denizens of the winery global: the host of bugs, fungi, micro organism, and viruses, besides the feathered and bushy critters, that lurk in vineyards. All are able to sabotaging a promising classic correct lower than the nostril of an unsuspecting grower. but instead of responding with poisonous chemical compounds, Kiger explains how an natural method of cultivation can overcome or at the very least comprise them. Highlighting the various risks of nature that lie hidden in any classic, the writer tells the tale of a winegrower and an natural philosophy that publications the yearly fight to coax nice wine from a steep hillside and some thousand vines. Combining historical past, technology, expertise, and private adventure, this e-book vividly brings to existence the hard-fought battles at the back of the wines we delight in.

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