Viking in the Vineyard: Stories from a Revolutionary Winemaker (Hardcover)

Viking in the Vineyard: Stories from a Revolutionary Winemaker By Peter Vinding-Diers Cover Image


- The memoirs of an extraordinary wine figure, full of his wonderful stories, travels, the wines and the friends - Crucial experiments into vineyards' own wild yeasts, which has impacted winemaking worldwide ever since - Turning failing Bordeaux chateaux into wine powerhouses and restoring the glory of Hungary's great dessert wine, Royal Tokaji - Tributes from key people like Hugh Johnson, Miguel Torres, Peter Sisseck and NK Yong Peter Vinding-Diers is a Danish aristocrat turned roving winemaker who, on escaping his studies at the Sorbonne one summer found himself on Burgundy's C te de Beaune, suddenly besotted. Peter's first foray into wine took him to the Cape (via a quick turn parachuting into the war-zone in Vietnam), where he learned vineyard ways and wine science. Next came a dazzling decade in Bordeaux, where his pioneering exploits began to catch the world's attention. He then ventured to Bulgaria, Brazil, Spain, Chile and Hungary earning himself the title 'Flying Winemaker' (he was one of the first ). Along his wine journey, Peter has frequently had to call on his Viking ancestors for help - not least in taming his 'Montecarrubo' vineyards on the wilder side of Sicily - but whether by accident or by design (mostly the latter), he has always found himself at the forefront of vinous discovery...

About the Author

Peter Vinding-Diers was born in Denmark, son of the writer Ole Vinding and his wife, the painter AnneLise Grantzau-Christensen, and educated in Denmark, England and France where he studied agriculture and journalism. His adventurous life began with his stint as a journalist in Paris in the mid-sixties, then as a war correspondent in 1966 covering Nigeria, the Straits of Malaya, the Hong Kong riots, Vietnam - where he parachuted with the 101st airborne division - and Aden. His career in wine has covered many key innovations and business successes around the world. He shows no signs of stopping as his Sicilian Montecarrubo wines, made on the shores of the Ionian Sea, attract increasing attention.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781913141127
ISBN-10: 1913141128
Publisher: Academie Du Vin Library Ltd
Publication Date: November 18th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English