Advanced/Intermediate Book Recommendation? via /r/wine

Advanced/Intermediate Book Recommendation?

I'm looking for a book (or other resource) that will get me to the next level of understanding wine and winemaking. My dream book would teach me:

  • Agricultural choices a winemaker makes and how those influence the final product;
  • Highly​ detailed and technical information about things a winemaker can do, like SO2, batonnage, malolactic, egg yolk filtration, barrel aging, etc;
  • How the soil and geography of the land and weather influence the final product;
  • Information about vintages, major weather events in major regions in those vintages, etc;
  • Perhaps some information about the politics of winemaking, like classification systems etc.;

Notice that these things are about fact and concrete information. I emphatically do not want:

  • A book loaded with the author's opinions of different wines that I'll likely never drink;
  • A book where half the bulk is just a catalog of different producers and vineyards;
  • Another damned book that dedicates large chapters to trying to teach me how to taste wine, no "first swirl then sniff then gurgle…", no flavor wheels, etc;
  • An outdated book, probably this means something published or updated 2007 or later(?)

Thank you in advance.

Submitted July 27, 2017 at 12:15PM by chworktap
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Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Lambrusco? via /r/wine

Spaghetti alla Carbonara with Lambrusco?

Hi everyone,

I'm making spaghetti alla carbonara tonight, and I'm wondering if Lambrusco would pair well with it. I usually pair carbonara with a soave classico, a gavi di gavi, or a verdicchio, but I'd like to try something different tonight.

Do you guys think it'll pair well?


Submitted July 27, 2017 at 11:11AM by RiccardoVivi
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Wines similar to McManis Cab Sauv via /r/wine

Wines similar to McManis Cab Sauv

Hey guys, new to this sub. I'm recently becoming a big fan of reds. I like a full-bodied smooth from what I've tried.

I'm looking for something similar to McManis Cabernet Sauvignon. Unfortunately where I am (near Toronto, Canada) it's fairly expensive and tough to budget as an everyday drink.

Any recommendations that have a similar aroma/flavour?


Submitted July 26, 2017 at 09:04PM by LongJohnny90
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Total newbie: Is Moscato bad for you? via /r/wine

Total newbie: Is Moscato bad for you?

Full discretion total newbie here. I try to avoid sugar and rarely ever drink soda. However, I recently tried barefoot moscato and really liked it. Only problem was it was sweet but there was no nutrition chart on anything online regarding how much sugar it has. I saw some sparkling wine with the nutritional value etc but not for this one.

Is Moscato as bad as drinking coke?

Submitted July 26, 2017 at 09:44PM by Clodoveos
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