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The world’s first book to tell the full, forgotten story of orange wines – white wines made like a red, fermented with their skins.

Learn about the backstory – the many millennia of history in Georgia, the traditions in Friuli and Slovenia. Discover how these wines are made, why they taste different, where to buy & how to enjoy. Includes food matching tips and a guide to 180 top producers worldwide.

Hard-cover, 304 pages, full colour.

ISBN:  978-1-62371-966-1

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About the book

Amber Revolution is the rags to riches story of orange wine – the world’s oldest and most distinct wine style, almost abandoned after two world wars, then rediscovered half a century later amidst controversy and misunderstanding.

Part compelling social history, part orange wine primer, Amber Revolution weaves its tale of oppression, struggle and persistence across the shifting borders of Friuli and Slovenia, to the Caucasus, Georgia and beyond.

Includes a guide to 180 recommended producers from 20 countries, plus tips for buying, food matching and enjoying orange wines.

About the author

Simon J WoolfSimon J Woolf is an award-winning English wine and drinks writer, currently clinging to mainland Europe in Amsterdam. This is his first book.

Originally trained as a musician, Simon worked variously as a sound engineer, IT consultant and alternative currency designer before wine took over his life. His writing career began in 2011 with the founding of The Morning Claret – an online wine magazine which has become one of the world’s best loved resources for natural, artisanal, organic and biodynamic wine.

He contributes regularly to Decanter magazine, Meininger’s Wine Business International and many other publications on and offline.

When not obsessing about orange wine, Simon is a keen cook and lover of difficult music.

Sign up for Simon’s newsletter at www.themorningclaret.com/subscribe to stay in touch.

Where to buy

UK – exclusive distribution by Network Books. Publication date: 20 Nov 2018

Order from Network Books (will be available Nov 2018)

Japan: exclusive distribution by Vins d’Olive.

Order from Vins d’Olive

North America – exclusive distribution by Interlink Books.

Order from Interlink Books or Amazon

Europe and all other territories: Published by Morning Claret Productions.

Order from Morning Claret Productions

Amsterdam stockists

Scheltema

Mevrouw Hamersma Koekboekwinkel

The Wine Spot

De Wijnwinkel (Renalda)

Bureau Wijn

Other stockists in the Netherlands

Annes Wijnhuisje (Breda)

Ghvino (Purmerend)

Blije wijnen (Rotterdam)

Press

“A clear-eyed, passionate view of a vinous phenomenon. Woolf is such an adept story-teller that most readers are apt to become engrossed” David Schildknecht, World of Fine Wine

“Every so often the near-desert that is wine publishing comes up with something welcome and really interesting.” David Crossley, Wide World of Wine

“A damn good read” Frankie Cook, Frankly Wines

“The text is precise and accurate, the photography is beautiful” Mauro Fermariello, Wine Stories (in Italian)

“Timely and very readable” – Hugh Johnson

“Fascinating, deftly written. Will tell you everything you need to know about this long-hidden tradition.” – Andrew Jefford, Decanter

“Nobody knows more about orange wine and its fascinating history than Simon Woolf, and nobody writes better about it.” – Felicity Carter, Meininger’s Wine Business International

“Witty, precise and well written with Simon Woolf’s unique and signature style”  – Dr. José Vouillamoz, Wine Grapes

“Woolf is at his best here, combining personal narrative with historical research, while debunking the myths surrounding orange wines.” – Suzanne Mustacich, Wine Spectator

Check back for more reviews in Autumn 2018 (official publication date in UK and USA)

Contact

For author interviews and public appearances please contact: [email protected]

For North America and foreign language rights enquiries contact Interlink Books