Monday, June 01, 2015
Vitibook is a little gem of a book out of Italy that is just perfect for a vino-geek like me. The book is very thorough in its coverage of grapevine morphology and phenology and it includes interesting statistical data about grape-growing regions around the world. The section on clones is informative and is exactly what I was looking for. It is the horrifyingly graphic chapters on grapevine diseases and pests that really make this book worth owning. Replete with full colour photographs that document all sorts of grape maladies and creepy-crawlies, it is a small wonder that anyone would ever decide to develop a vineyard at all. Frightening.
Vitibook is a wonderful addition to my modest collection of all-things-grapey-reference books.