Of Bubbles, Landscapes, and Vines

Science  01 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5718, pp. 53-54
DOI: 10.1126/science.1111135

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Uncorked: The Science of Champagne. By Gérard Liger-Belair. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2004. 158 pp. $19.95, £12.95. ISBN 0-691-11919-8.

Great Wine Terroirs. By Jacques Fanet, translated by Florence Brutton. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2004. 240 pp. $39.95, £26.95. ISBN 0-520-23858-3.

Paying particular attention to the physics of bubbles, Liger-Belair explores the history, preparation, and future prospects of champagne. Fanet's tour of celebrated wine-growing regions examines the links between the vines and their environments.