Pinotage: Behind the Legends of South Africa's Own Wine

by Peter F May

Pinotage: Behind the Legends of South Africa's Own Wine Synopsis

1925. In South Africa Professor Perold is crossing grape varieties, striving for the perfect wine. Did he succeed? The quest to unravel the truth of Pinotage's parentage spans decades and continents, with myths and legends appearing at every turn. Wine explorer Peter F May is a modern day Indiana Jones, tracking down long-lost journals, turning dusty pages of long-forgotten books and analysing high technology DNA results to unravel this mystery. Travel with Peter from the dusty wine cellars of South Africa to the noise of London's Tube, from ancient French vineyards to modern wineries in Texas to unearth the ancestors of this award-winning wine. Along the way you'll see whale pods kiss the coastline, savour the swirl of wine on an African savannah, infiltrate the musty depths of a restricted library, and take part in solving one of the most fascinating mysteries to ever tantalise the wine world.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780956152305
Publication date: 6th April 2009
Author: Peter F May
Publisher: Inform and Enlighten
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 248 pages
Categories: History,

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