• 02Jan

    Wine has been, is and will always be an inseparable companion of man in his vocation through its history. It is part of their culture and, therefore, is much more than just a commodity. Wine is art, civilization and culture.

    So to enjoy vintage or any time of year, we suggest ten top titles that address viticulture from different points of view. The story, the characters, wineries, tasting and the pleasures offered wine to pass the cup to his mouth and mouth to the soul.

    Myths and legends of Argentine wine , Natalia Paez. . Buenos Aires, Aguilar, 2011 A ghost rider crosses the Mendoza farms where the first vines were planted Malbec; famous winemaker with a dark vampire terrorizes its neighbors; a wine cellar is inhabited by ghosts who make their voices heard. Fantastic, mythical, as Argentine as the pitcher shaped penguin storm healers, minstrels wine, beings living in this book with San Martín, Sarmiento and Eva Peron. Reality and fiction mingle in the stories of the descendants of those immigrants entrepreneurs who founded one of the most prosperous economic activities of the country, including the best Argentine winemaker of the twentieth century.

    In addition, journalist Natalia Mendoza wine Páez speaks in poetry, in the tango and football. And describes the Harvest Festival held every year in Mendoza. The result of a thorough investigation, the stories collected in Myths and legends of Argentine wine form an unofficial history of our national drink.


    Wine and revolutions. An anthology on the development of Argentina’s wine industry, Ana Maria Mateu and Steve Stein. Mendoza, EDIUNC, 2008. The volume covers more than one hundred years of history of Argentina viticulture and, especially, of Mendoza.Materials that brings the work are the result of an investigation that weave the proposals, reviews and sectoral visions that seem to be reiterated and passing for separate without any pay too much attention to the other lanes. The Mateu and Stein historians have worked from a profusion of sources, studies and scattered those who rescued great analytical depth information on the different periods of the evolution of industry reports.


    Argentina. Harvest time. Tribute to viticulture in the Centenary of the country. Buenos Aires, Josefina Rosner Publishers, 2010. The volume was chosen as Best Book of New World Wines of Argentina, in the prestigious international competition Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2011. His material provides a tribute to the country’s wine industry, their makers and actors telling their stories through a documentary and artistic look.

    Throughout each chapter the reader finds the most interesting aspects of this industry is witnessing growth, with the arrival of the first vines to America, the rich heritage of the territory, the particular scenario granted by Argentina geography, presence of human resources as a key part of the production process, the international positioning of our wines, wine tourism services for those who want to immerse themselves in this universe and art born in the vineyards.


    Captivated by You . Mendoza, Caviar Bleu, 2003. This Captivated By You PDF compiles Mendoza Editorial Caviar Bleu good information for consumers and wineries and wine lovers on Argentine wines. The grape varieties grown in the country, tourism data producing regions, intimacies of a winery and originality of Argentine sparkling, these and other issues give color to the pages of this guide. Readers will also find a directory of wineries, wine bars and industry bodies. Raised as a material of permanent consultation,wineries and wine guide. The sun made ​​wine , Caviar Bleu projection accompanies a major world vitiviniculturas. In an edition of Spanish / English pocket offers more than 400 color pages including a roster of more than 300 wineries and Malbec Guide with tastings conducted by wine experts INTA. With a clear and rigorous language, this guide also provides a fantastic photo tour and illustrations of the highest quality.


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    The wine. New World Atlas , Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. Madrid, Blume, 2003.

    Few books in the world have had a remarkable and lasting influence in their field. Sales of the first four English editions exceeded three and a half million copies.Its authors, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson added their talents to create a new edition of this masterpiece, revised and updated extensively.

    Johnson and Robinson, recognized worldwide for their extensive knowledge of the wine world and its brilliant and eloquent style, this edition offers the best wine maps. The prestigious magazine Decanter   chose this work as “Book of the wine of the millennium”, because 40 years after its first edition in 1971 remains a reference manual for lovers and wine professionals.


    History of Delirium PDF by Hugh Johnson. Madrid, Blume, 2005.

    This is considered a classic in the literature of wine, illustrated with beautiful and evocative images. Its first edition was published in 1989, was translated into eleven languages ​​and received the most prestigious awards in its category.

    In this new edition, the text has been updated to include the latest developments in the world of wine. Wine history illuminates our understanding of civilization and our appreciation of wine. His reading is exciting because it traces the history of wine since the dawn of humanity to the present, through the splendor of the Bacchanalia the ancient world.


    Wine curious stories, Vandyke Pamela Price. Madrid, Bon Vivant, 2004. What drank Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo? Is it really true that the wine matures with age? How Louis Pasteur wine used to improve the health of millions? Why Nelson did not drink too much Champagne when sailing to Trafalgar? Why the wine glasses have a certain size and a certain way? How have these forms changed over the centuries? What was the first great writer specializing in wines?

    This book, as interesting and entertaining, reveals facts, figures, legends, fantasies and inspired madness on every facet of wine, from its origins to the mysteries of his uncharted future. This book focuses on wine curiosities, here lies its originality.

    A legend involving Bacchus and realize why we hit the cups to provide; the christening of a ship with bottles; the origin of toast. Entertaining and factual, this book is ideal for wine lovers gift. Initiates find in these pages a lucid introduction to the world of wine, while more experienced discover many aspects unknown.


    The wine. From the vine to the glass , Maria Isabel Mijares and José Antonio Sáez Illobre Madrid, Oxford University Press, 2007. The authors aim with this book spread, in a pleasant, easy and understandable, what is wine, to break this barrier that excess respect to a product surrounded by much ritual, often prevent the approach to a part of our culture. The authors profess love you, acquired through his knowledge and dedication to it, turns on the book with the desire and the conviction that the reader will get your reading a similar love will lead you keep that parcel of our cultural roots. Therefore they will explain “from the vine to the glass” every one of the elements that give the wine that role always close to man.


    The Bible. First Treaty of Viticulture and Enology , of Jabier Marquínez. Madrid. Ochoa Santos Express, 2010.

    This essay, Best Book World 2010 in the category of History of Beverage Awards at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, collects all citations relating to wine and vine found in the Bible, interpreting from a technical standpoint, historical and cultural.

    With a fun, conversational and readable prose, the author reveals hundreds of facts and customs about wine present in the biblical text, from purchase and sale of wine, the delimitation of plots and techniques of cultivation and irrigation to hiring foreigners to work the vineyards. Among pests and hail, biblical characters harvested the grape, stirred together, mixed and adulterated wines. And of course, trasnochaban and got drunk, vomiting and sang songs. And even he had planted a vineyard was exempt from going to war. A gem for curious readers.


    Wine and vineyard. Historical geography of viticulture and the wine trade , Tim Unwin. Barcelona, ​​Tusquets, 2001. This magnificent work explores the landscapes of wine, viticulture activities and, in general, the history of relations that man has maintained since the dawn of civilization to the fermented juice of grapes. They tried to book an amazing interdisciplinary, capable of combining art and anthropology, biology and economics wealth.

    Wine and vineyard describes many examples in history and geography of viticulture and the wine trade since the beginning of mankind until the present, and it keeps track of the texts of Greco-Roman antiquity, trade practices Middle Ages, the American colonial expansion or the complex social symbolism assigned to this drink. If, apart from the virtues of taste, you think about the powerful psychological effects they can have on the drinker, it is understood that the wine has always been the bearer of the most diverse patterns of meaning, and it has become one of the most powerful symbols of the eternal cycle of life, death and rebirth. Patricia Rodón

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