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 over 220 recommended producers from 25 countries, plus tips for buying, food matching and enjoying orange wines.
The book is beautifully illustrated by the photos of Ryan Opaz, plus hand-drawn maps and diagrams from designers Studio Eyal & Myrthe
About the author
Simon 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 to Noble Rot, World of Fine Wine, Decanter magazine, Meininger’s Wine Business International, Pix wine and many other publications on and offline.
When not obsessing about orange wine, Simon is a keen cook and lover of difficult music.
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About the photographer
Having been a chef, butcher, art teacher, speaker and wine writer, Ryan Opaz eventually found his niche creating specialist wine and food tours in Portugal. He is co-founder of Catavino, which helps people to discover Portugal and Spain through custom tours and events. For eight years he ran the Digital Wine Communications Conference. He currently lives in Porto with his wife, son and cats, where he likes to travel, take photos, and enjoy handmade beverages.