The Vintner's Apprentice
The Vintner's Apprentice; An Insiders Guide to the Art and Craft of Winemaking, Taught by the Masters.
Author: Eric Miller
In this book loaded with stunning wine photography, Eric combines narrative on his personal journey through a lifetime of winemaking and wine drinking with a discussion on the art and process of making wine, from what grapes to plant in the vineyard to what you can expect to achieve in the final product. His interviews with winemakers from the US, France, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Chile, and Germany give great insights into winemaking around the world.
Book Description: The Vintner's Apprentice teaches old-world, classic skills to the modern wine enthusiast through extensive, diverse profiles of experienced wine experts. Tutorials framed with profiles give the reader insider access to real-life vineyards, wineries, cellars everywhere the grapes go before they make it to the table and beyond. You'll learn the details about the alchemy of grape varieties, terroir, climate, and classic wine-making techniques through the experiences, not your typical instructions.
The comprehensive guides in Quarry's Apprentice series go beyond the basics or 101 books by pairing illustrated instruction, techniques, and recipes with extensive artisan profiles. This is a handbook for wine-making that offers instructional content as well as narrative, lifestyle-oriented insight. It is an essential part of the aspiring wine-maker’s bookshelf.
About the Author: Eric Miller is the owner and winemaker at Chaddsford Winery in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. A lifelong oenophile, Miller learned his craft in France’s prestigious Burgundy region and apprenticed at his family's Hudson Valley winery before hand-selecting his own terroir in southeastern Pennsylvania, where he founded Chaddsford Winery in 1982. His wines have been called enchanting and perfect by Gourmet, and have been featured in Food & Wine, The New York Times, and Philadelphia magazine. Eric has also been a leader in the development of premium viticulture in his home region, both as a board member of the Pennsylvania Commodities Council and past president and long time board member of the Pennsylvania Association of Winegrowers.