First Big Crush

The Down and Dirty on Making Great Wine Down Under
Scribner Book Company (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 18. September 2007
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  • 272 Seiten
978-1-4165-4623-8 (ISBN)
The story behind the bottle, First Big Crush is Eric Arnold's wild account of his year immersing himself in all things wine...and somehow not winding up in rehab.

Never having held a meaningful job for very long (and getting fired from most of them), Eric Arnold heads to New Zealand -- to Allan Scott Wines -- seeking adventure and hoping to learn a little bit about wine. What could be better than working outside in the fresh air and drinking wine all day? Before he knows it, he is dirty, wet, cold, and at the mercy of a tank of wine that just might explode and take him with it. So begin Eric's adventures in the world of wine. He gets sunburned, sore, and drunk -- and then does it all over again the next day.

First Big Crush is a story that is as outrageous as it is compelling. Here are tales of first pressings, pruning, and tasting competitions. There are also rowdy nights at the local pub, girls, meat pies, girls, rugby, and tales of hunting wild pig. Along the way, each step of the winemaking process is explained in a way that humans can actually understand. Almost against his will, Eric becomes an expert.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Windows
  • 2,60 MB
978-1-4165-4623-8 (9781416546238)
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Eric Arnold
  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • How I Wound Up in the South Pacific with Grape Skins in My Underwear
  • Author's Note
  • PART I Harvest
  • A Family Affair
  • Wine 101: The Crush
  • A Rough Start
  • The Big One, a Bloated Wine Critic, and Battle Scars
  • Learning the Ropes
  • It's a Dirty Job, but .
  • Patience, Young Winemaker
  • Day of Minor Disasters
  • High Tensions and Unexpected Relief
  • The Respected and Admired
  • Much Ado About The Big One
  • PART II Winemaking
  • Fresh Pork, Beer, and Sex
  • Wine 101: From Tanks and Barrels to Bottles
  • Blending Day
  • Seriously Screwed
  • Trade Secrets
  • And the Winner Is . No One
  • Juice Guys and Meat Pies
  • PART III The Vineyard
  • Hard to Find Good Help These Days
  • Wine 101: The Vineyard
  • Clean and Green or Down and Dirty?
  • Grower Pains
  • Labor Pains
  • Starting All Over Again
  • Epilogue
  • Acknowledgments
  • Glossary .
  • People

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