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Today, we publish The New Wines of Mount Etna, the first book about the people who live and make wine on Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano.
Making wine on Europe's largest active volcano isn't easy. Triumph and sacrifice are in perpetual rhythm. Yet, throughout history, the unique flavors of the food and wine arriving from the volcano Etna far outweighed the dangers of living and working there. • After centuries of successful international trade, Mount Etna's vineyards were abandoned in the twentieth century. Today, an attentive generation of winemakers are is refocusing the spotlight on these inimitable volcanic wines • In The New Wines of Mount Etna, American wine expert Benjamin Spencer goes beyond the vines to explore the history and rebirth of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that has everyone talking about Sicily.