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Volcanic Wines by John Szabo

The winner of this year’s André Simon drinks book award, Volcanic Wines tackles the hot topic of whether volcanic soils create wines with a distinct imprint regardless of the region or grape. Szabo takes volcanic soil as a starting point to explore the key volcanic wine regions of the world, touching on geology and the correlation between soil type and wine composition.

His words are accompanied by beautiful images of sweeping vineyard vistas, alongside maps and wine labels to bring the story to life.

In addition to charting how volcanoes are formed and providing a glossary of volcanic and geological terms, Szabo focuses on eight distinct geographic regions of the world: the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Chile, Macaronesia, Alsace and Germany, Italy, Santorini and Hungary.

The book launch comes as interest in volcanic wines continues to grow, not just among wine trade professionals but also among consumers.

Volcanic Wines is a well-researched resource on the history, unique characteristics, wine styles and most celebrated producers in each volcanic region. Anecdotal information helps to humanise the journey, with Szabo writing in eloquent but accessible prose.

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