[[ read online books ]] Salt & Old Vines Author Richard W.H. Bray – 91videos.co

I enjoyed the style of the writing as Richard is very personable and this comes across well, including the humour It s also clear that he tries to reduce the amount of jargon and technical terms used Unfortunately I still found the book way too technical and that affected my enjoyment I stumbled over all the names of vines, processes, areas and people Although I enjoyed the insight into the wine making process, I was disappointed in the lack of story This a a how to make wine book disguised as a travelogue But rather than being one person s story of discovery along the lines of The Olive Series by Carol Drinkwater or A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle, it is a technical description of life in a winery. Grab A Bottle Of Wine, And A Glass Pop It Open Pour Hold It Up To The Light And See How The Colour Dances Under It See How Bright It Is, How It Seems To Generat Its Own Light Swirl It, And Don T Worry If You Spill A Bit Have A Sniff Get Your Nose In Take A Sip Savour It, Let It Fill Your MouthWine, Claims Richard Bray, Is A Happy Accident Its Journey From Vine To Bottle Is Fraught, And Involves Lots Of Human, Fallible People Men And Women Who Ve Been Picking Grapes Since Six In The Morning, Or Working The Press Since Six Thirty People Who Get Hurt, Who Sweat, Who Bleed, Who Don T Finish Until Late And Need A Beer At The End Of The Day Winemakers Who Started Off As Blues Guitarists, And Octogenarian Catalan Farmers Who Hand Cut Grapes Faster Than Their Grandchildren Salt And Old Vines Is The Story Of Wine, A Portrait Of Some Of Its People, And A Biography Of The Place It Comes From Inspired By His Own Experience Making Wine At Coume Del Mas And Mas Cristine In The Rousillon, Richard Bray Gives Readers A Real Taste Of The Winemaking Process Get Your Nose In There Again Has It Changed At All What S Different Take A Sip, A Bigger One Let It Linger Finish The Glass The Last Sip Is Always The Best