Written by renowned orange wine expert and award-winning writer Simon J. Woolf, Amber Revolution is the world’s first book to tell the full, forgotten story of this ancient wine: a white wine made like a red wine.
It is a tale of regained identity, the fight for survival, and pioneering winemakers from the Caucasus to the Adriatic.
White grapes are left in contact with their skins for days, weeks or months during fermentation, creating stunning complexity, unusual aromas and intense flavors.
The extended skin contact gives these wines bold amber, russet, or orange tints. The technique is ancient, but the hype is new and fast growing.
Amber Revolution reads more like a good novel than a dry reference work. It includes profiles of 180 of the best producers from 20 countries worldwide and is crammed full of all the information you need to find the best orange wines worldwide together with tips for how to buy, enjoy, food-match and age them. Beautifully illustrated with over 150 specially commissioned photos from photographer Ryan Opaz, Amber Revolution is an essential reference work for any wine lover, sommelier, retailer or producer who loves orange wine.
About the Author
Simon J. Woolf is a British multi-award-winning wine writer and journalist. He is 2018 Louis Roederer International Feature Writer of the year.
Simon is somewhat obsessed with orange wines and is considered to be an expert on the developing natural wine niche. He is the founder of The Morning Claret, one of the world’s most respected online resources for natural, artisanal and orange wines. He is also a columnist for palatepress.com.
He contributes regularly to Decanter Magazine (where he lead a panel tasting of orange wines in 2016 and Decanter’s first ever panel tasting of natural wines in 2017) and Meininger Wine Business International.
He’s also written for Punch Drink, Jancis Robinson, timatkin.com, Harpers online and Catavino.net among others. He is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers.
He was featured in Drinks Business last December after inviting Hugh Johnson OBE to a private orange wine tasting.
He has been based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, since 2014.