Simon J. Woolf
Interlink Publishing Group
46 Crosby Street, Northampton, MA 01060-1804
9781623719661, $35.00, HC, 300pp, www.amazon.com
Written by renowned orange wine expert Simon J. Woolf and profusely illustrated with the photography of Ryan Opaz, "Amber Revolution: How the World Learned to Love Orange Wine" is the full, forgotten story of an ancient wine white wine that is made like a red wine--and its modern struggle to gain acceptance. It is a true life story of lost identity, the fight for survival, and pioneering winemakers ranging from the Caucasus to the Adriatic. White grapes are left in contact with their skins for days, weeks or months during fermentation, creating stunning complexity, unusual aromas and intense flavors. The extended skin contact gives these wines bold amber, russet, or orange tints. The technique is ancient, but the hype is new and fast growing. "Amber Revolution" includes profiles of 180 of the best producers from 20 countries worldwide and is crammed full of all the information the reader needs in order to find the best orange wines worldwide--together with practical tips for how to buy, enjoy, food-match and age them. Unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library collections, "Amber Revolution" is an essential reference work for any wine lover, sommelier, retailer or producer who loves orange wine--as well as a must-have volume for all wine lovers in general, and those who enjoy orange wine in particular.