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Skin Contact: Voyage aux origines du vin nu

Skin Contact: Voyage aux origines du vin nu

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  • Publisher: Nouriturfu
  • Language: French
  • Release date: 05/2017
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Size: 22 x 15 cm
  • Weight: 325g
  • Format: softcover
  • ISBN:9782955966006


Welcome to the original land of natural wine: Georgia. In this country wedged between Turkey and Russia, a naked wine has been made for 8000 years... The secret consists in vinifying the grapes in large buried jars, the qvevri. Thus buried and sheltered, the grapes macerate with their skin (skin contact) for a long time and finally give birth to wonderful wines without any other intervention.

From one qvevri to another, the world specialist in natural wine Alice Feiring crosses the country and gives us an edifying account of her encounters: from the wise silkworm breeder to the last winegrower of Stalin, passing by two Japanese natural wine hunters.

Not forgetting all those Georgian winemakers, men and women who have liquid gold in their hands. Grand tables, memorable toasts, and local dishes, both fine and hearty (recipes for which are detailed at the end of each chapter), punctuate this odyssey of an American woman in love with wine in the world's oldest wine culture...

The author:

Known as the papess of natural wine, Alice Feiring, born in 1954, is an American journalist and author. She has been a travel and wine columnist for Time magazine for many years and has become known for her advocacy of natural wine.

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