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Families of the Vine

Seasons Among the Winemakers of Southwest France


About the Book

Author Michael Sanders spent two years in the vineyards of southwest France with three families whose destinies are determined each year, every year, by the soil, the weather, and the quality of the grape, and shared with them the hopes of spring, the anguish of summer drought, and the mad rush of the fall harvest. In Families of the Vine, he offers a vivid, heartfelt portrait of these authentic winemakers in a fascinating, intensely human saga of strength, dedication, and savoir faire. Though their wines may differ, they all share a powerful, uncompromising passion for the timeless craft that defines them.

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Critical Praise

“Sanders’s book brings contemporary winemaking in France to life....Absorbing and informative.” ——Library Journal

“A refreshing portrait of wine.” ——Kirkus Reviews

“Solid, affectionate portrait....Sanders succeeds in showing us that a knowledge of wine...takes firsthand experience and time. ——Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060559656
  • ISBN 10: 0060559659
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 04/04/2006
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 16.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: TRAVEL / Europe / France
  • BISAC2: HISTORY / Europe / France
  • BISAC3: COOKING / Beverages / Wine & Spirits

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