Il Tempo in una Bottiglia
To understand wine in all of its many aspects is to understand science itself. In this book, a molecular systematist and an evolutionary anthropologist have joined forces to explore the many scientific dimensions of wine, ranging from basic physics and chemistry, through archaeology, evolutionary biology, ecology, geology, and climatology, to sensory physiology, neurobiology, and the inner workings of the human body. In many ways, this book is about science, as accessibly seen through the lens of wine. But along the way, the authors never miss an opportunity to celebrate wine itself, and its unique significance to the human spirit.