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Virgile's Vineyard free pdf How did a region, so long notorious for mere quantity, transform itself into one of the world's most exciting vineyards? And what does it take to make a great wine - even on a shoestring? In Virgile's Vineyard, Patrick Moon explores the world of Languedoc wine. Among the cast of characters that Patrick meets during his year of discovery is Virgile, a young local wine-maker who offers to initiate him into the mysteries of each season's work in the fields and in the cellar. Virgile is passionately committed to perfection, even though his limited means afford him just a handful of hectares and the smallest cellar imaginable. At the other extreme is Manu, Patrick's dipsomaniac neighbour, a diehard traditionalist producing a private wine-lake of unspeakable rouge. With Manu as his self-appointed guide, Patrick embarks on a quest for the revolution's leading lights - a succession of lively encounters with growers as diverse as the wines themselves - interwoven with entertaining digressions into the history of the region's wine-making. Meanwhile the author struggles to deal with his long-neglected French home - an unfamiliar and unpredictable world where the brambles have grown as tall as the olive trees, the water supply has just dried up and there is a ferocious animal under the roof tiles...First published in 2003, Virgile's Vineyard is now back by popular demand as a new and extended edition. As rich in humour as it is full of fascinating information, this book is a great read for any Francophile or wine-lover.

About Patrick Moon

Patrick Moon was born in Cornwall in 1953. He studied History and French at Oxford University and went on to qualify as a solicitor. Aged 44, he resigned his partnership at a large London practice because he felt that 'there ought to be time in life to achieve more than one thing'. Patrick went on to write books and produce paintings, as well as making wine and growing olive trees at his ever-demanding property in France.

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Author : Patrick Moon
Publisher : Matador
Data Published : 02 January 2014
ISBN : 1783067721
EAN : 9781783067725
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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