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    Pinot Noir: The New Zealand Story (Paperback) By (author) John Saker, Photographs by Aaron McLean


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    DescriptionPinot Noir is a phenomenon - a global cult has developed around it over the last couple of decades - perhaps because its personality is hard to pin down. Often described as an iron fist in a velvet glove, its contradictions evoke a great deal of discussion and debate and passion. Cult membership rose steeply in the wake of the hit movie Sideways, released in 2004. The obsession of the film's hopelessly Pinot-struck leading male, Miles, rubbed off on cinema audiences everywhere, inducing an upward swing in demand that came to be known as the 'Sideways effect'. AC Neilsen reported that in the US alone, sales of Pinot Noir rose 45% during the year following the film's release. New Zealand is now a dominant player in the Pinot Noir world, and the pace of this growth has been little short of staggering. In the space of a couple of decades the country became a South Pacific stronghold for the grape and its attendant culture. Importantly, it showed that the local industry wasn't a one-trick pony, based around Marlborough's vast holding pens of Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Noir - Burgundy's demanding, delicate, revered red grape - has added a new layer of sophistication to New Zealand wine. This is the story of of the grape and its history in New Zealand, lavishly illustrated with beautiful photography by award-winner Aaron Mclean.

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    Pinot Noir
    The New Zealand Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Saker, Photographs by Aaron McLean
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,043 g
    ISBN 13: 9781869792794
    ISBN 10: 1869792793

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBN
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Libri: I-CW
    BIC subject category V2: TVSW, WBXD1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24580
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 634.83
    LC classification: TP559.N4 S25 2010
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    Thema V1.0: TVSW, WBXD1
    Illustrations note
    colour photographs
    Random House New Zealand Ltd
    Imprint name
    Random House New Zealand Ltd
    Publication date
    11 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John Saker is the NZ wine writer for Cuisine magazine and the author of How to drink a glass of wine.