October 11, 2017

Simon Woolf and the Amber Revolution

By In Drink Books
To be honest Simon doesnt really need my help for his kickstarter campaign – the goal has already been reached! At the time of writing there are still nine days left for the fund raising and I spy Simon has added some ‘stretch’ goals and backer perks to tempt those late arrivals. The campaign is for his book the Amber Revolution.

“Amber Revolution is the first book worldwide to tell the full forgotten story of orange wine (white wine made like a red wine). White grapes are left in contact with their skins for days, weeks or months during fermentation, creating stunning complexity, unusual aromas and intense flavours. 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.”

Simon Woolf is a renowned orange wine expert and an award winning writer and has styled Amber Revolution more like a good novel than a dry reference work. In addition to various historical aspects the book is crammed full of all the information you need to find the best orange wines worldwide, and tips for how to buy, enjoy, food-match and age them. Some chap called Ryan Opaz has provided the illustrations with over 100 specially commissioned photos.

Simon Wolf and the Amber Revolution

Simon Wolf and the Amber Revolution

“Amber Revolution is more than just a good read – it’s also an essential reference work for any wine lover, sommelier, retailer or producer who loves orange wine.”

Simon Woolf and the Amber Revolution

I’ve had some limited exposure to orange wines, chiefly via a fascinating trip to Slovenia back in 2013. Hoping this book will provide further up-to-date info!

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  1. Ryan October 13, 2017

    Thanks for the mention, and glad to be a ‘chap’. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you enjoy the book!


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