Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Are you a backyard vinter or wine enthusiast?

I recently ran across the International Wine Research Database, "a resource for wine professionals and wine lovers," which covers all types of publications on wine in all media formats. Its primary purpose is to serve as an index to periodicals. Some of the journals are available full-text (for purchase), but otherwise, it is a good starting point for budding and experienced viticulturists looking for a comprehensive index for wine literature.

That got me daydreaming about owning/living on a vineyard (but I don't think I'd want to do the work...just drink the wine) and figured I should point out some of the wine-related resources available from the library.

For books and DVDs on wine and wine making, such as The Backyard Vinter, check out the library's online catalog. You can search by keywords such as "wine making," "viticulture" and "viniculture." You can also access magazine and newspaper articles, as well as industry publications related to wine-making, when you search our library databases, including the Culinary Arts Collection.

If you plan on selling your wine, use the ReferenceUSA database's U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles module to elevate your understanding of local, regional or national consumer markets (see the category, Gourmet Food & Wine).

For those interested in "Old World"-style wines, the Warrenton Library's Virginiana Room also houses back issues of the Vinifera Wine Growers Association's (now known as the Atlantic Seaboard Wine AssociationVinifera Wine Growers Journal.

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~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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