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In 2015 verscheen Wijn van eigen bodem, een praktisch boek over Nederlandse wijn, geschreven door Irene de Vette en Mariëlla Beukers. In het boek lees je wat je van Nederlandse wijn kunt verwachten en bij welke gerechten je de wijn kunt schenken. Maar ook: waar kun je wijn uit eigen land kopen? Mariëlla en Irene geven tips voor bezoeken aan de wijngaarden, fietsroutes en restaurants met Nederlandse wijn op de kaart. Verder komen in dit boek tal van specialisten aan het woord, zoals wijnboeren en sommeliers.
Titel: Wijn van eigen bodem
Auteurs: Mariëlla Beukers & Irene de Vette
Fotografie: Gerhard Witteveen
Uitgever: Forte Uitgevers
Het boek is inmiddels uitverkocht. Zelf heb ik nog twee exemplaren indien je geïnteresseerd bent.
Discover Dutch Wine
Wine, from the Netherlands? We got a lot of raised eyebrows when we told people we were working on a book about Dutch wine. Their first question was usually followed by a second one: “And is that Dutch wine any good?”
There is, indeed, plenty of winemaking going on in the Netherlands. Since the last 40 years in the southern province of Limburg, and increasingly in the other provinces since 15 years. And the good news is: these wines are getting better and better. We reckoned it was therefore time for a publication in English. We first published a book for a Dutch audience, Wijn van eigen bodem, and then edited and translated the original text for our foreign friends and acquaintances. This is the e-book Discover Dutch Wine, available soon through Amazon and Kobo.
Often, when talking about a Dutch vineyard, people say: “What a non-Dutch sight” or “You feel like you’re in France.” In the first two chapters, we explain that wine is no longer a “non-Dutch” phenomenon, and how the Netherlands has increasingly grown into a wine country. We tell about the history of Dutch winemaking. We interview winemakers and sommeliers and we list the grape varieties. And we describe our experiences with the wines. The next chapters tell you about experiencing Dutch wine. The Netherlands is known worldwide for its tulip fields, windmills, ingenious water management, bicycles, cheese. May be some day wine will be among those characteristics. A visit to one of our vineyards is definitely a recommended stop when visiting the country. And ask for Dutch wine in a restaurant: we listed several of them per province and with their websites. Finally, if you wish to purchase some Dutch wine, there is a chapter with suggestions of how to get hold of a few bottles.
Discover Dutch Wine on Amazon
Discover Dutch Wine on Kobo