A virtual lifetime of interest, energy and expertise crammed into a 272-page guide that should appeal to drinkers of wine, makers of wine, sellers of wine, and growers of wine grapes
The overall impression is more of a coffee table experience of growing grapes, their history and how to grow and use them
Provides excellent reading not just for grape growers but for Eastern American wine lovers in general
About as comprehensive a guide to cool climate grape varieties you'll find anywhere
This book is a significant contribution...and in important ways it is unique
An excellent book about cool climate grapes and wines
Il s'agit d'un guide complet concernant les cépages cultivés dans cette vallée ; les hybrids bien sûr mais aussi les viniféras, notamment les variétés oubliées
Provides insight into cold-climate growing and winemaking with first-hand knowledge offered by viticulturalist J. Stephen Casscles
As I worked my way through this heavily-researched, intensely-detailed work, it occurred to me that I never again will need another book on the topic
...as much a handbook for grape-growers as it is for wine-lovers
...a book well done and should be included in all enology and viticulture programs
The book isn’t just a handbook for growing grapes. It also talks about the history and wines, too
Every grape breeder should have this book
If you grow grapes, make wine, or consider yourself knowledgeable about wine, then you absolutely need this book! End of conversation!
One of the best books [concerning hybrid cultivation] in which the grape growing winemaker-cum-author shares what he’s learned in the field
If you are looking for a handbook/field guide/reference publication for cool climate grapes this is the book for you
One thing is clear – Casscles' knowledge of his subject is profound
Casscle's family has been growing fruit since the 1870s, so rest assured he knows wherof he speaks.
No book will replace “Grapes of the Hudson Valley” for its ability to...direct attention to the region’s present and future in sustainably growing quality wine grapes.
...this book will be an invaluable resource for anyone with a serious interest in grape hybridization for cool climates.
INTERVIEWS WITH THE AUTHOR
Lynn Krielow Chamberlain chats with J. Stephen Casscles
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