The Vintner's Apprentice teaches old-world, classic skills to the modern wine enthusiast through extensive, diverse profiles of experienced wine experts. Tutorials framed with profiles give the reader insider access to real-life vineyards, wineries, cellars-everywhere the grapes go before they make it to the table and beyond. You'll learn the details about the alchemy of grape varieties, terroir, climate, and classic wine-making techniques through the experiences, not your typical instructions. The comprehensive guides in Quarry's Apprentice series go beyond the "basics" or "101" books by pairing illustrated instruction, techniques, and recipes with extensive artisan profiles. This is a handbook for wine-making that offers instructional content as well as narrative, lifestyle-oriented insight. It is an essential part of the aspiring wine-maker's bookshelf.