Author: Ian Tattersall,Rob DeSalle
Publisher: Yale University Press
View: 2818An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who frequently collaborate on book and museum exhibition projects. When the conversation turned to wine one evening, it almost inevitably led the two—one a palaeoanthropologist, the other a molecular biologist—to begin exploring the many intersections between science and wine. This book presents their fascinating, freewheeling answers to the question “What can science tell us about wine?” And vice versa. Conversational and accessible to everyone, this colorfully illustrated book embraces almost every imaginable area of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for an understanding of what creates this complex beverage) to physiology and neurobiology (for insight into the effects of wine on the mind and body). The authors draw on physics, chemistry, biochemistry, evolution, and climatology, and they expand the discussion to include insights from anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, and even classical history. The resulting volume is indispensible for anyone who wishes to appreciate wine to its fullest.
Author: Jeffrey L. Lamy [Author]
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
View: 6843The Business of Winemaking places all facets of the wine business in perspective for investors, owners, and anyone else who is interested in how the wine business operates. Abundantly illustrated and written in a readily understandable style, the book addresses the technical rudiments of viticulture and enology and all of its related business actions: market analysis, vineyard and winery design, construction and equipment costs, regulatory and legislative issues, accounting and recordkeeping, financial analysis, tax considerations, typical salaries by geographical area, the minimum economic size of vineyards, the business plan, financing, product pricing, advertising, and sustainable farming and immigrant labor. This book features comprehensive case studies from 20 winery sites from coast to coast, making it an ideal resource for anyone wanting to better understand the inner workings of a successfully run winery.
A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures
Author: Paul Lukacs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
View: 579"Meticulously researched history…look[s] at how wine and Western civilization grew up together." —Dave McIntyre, Washington Post Because science and technology have opened new avenues for vintners, our taste in wine has grown ever more diverse. Wine is now the subject of careful chemistry and global demand. Paul Lukacs recounts the journey of wine through history—how wine acquired its social cachet, how vintners discovered the twin importance of place and grape, and how a basic need evolved into a realm of choice.
Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
Author: John N. Peragine
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
View: 4190From the basics of distillation to the ingredients used, you will learn all of the basics of home wine making, starting with the wide array of ingredients available to you, including grapes and berries. You will learn everything required to start and operate a home winery.
Author: Christian E Butzke
Category: Technology & Engineering
View: 3419What is the best way to cold settle my white juices? How do I sample for Brettanomyces? What’s the best procedure to clean or store a used barrel? How do I care for the winery pump? My wine is too astringent - what do I do? When can I skip filtering my wine? When will it re-ferment and push the corks? How do I best store and ship my bottled wine? Expert answers to these and further questions that arise during winemaking can be found in this convenient reference book. Arranged in practical question and answer format, Winemaking problems solved provides brief, quickly accessible solutions to more than one hundred issues of frequent concern to winemaking professionals. Chapters review issues associated with grape analysis, juice and must preparation, yeast and malolactic fermentation, wine clarification and stabilisation, filtration, packaging and storage. Sections on winery equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, wine microbiology and sanitation are also included. The final part of the book focuses on particular wine quality issues, such as hazes and off-odours. With expert contributions from a diverse team of international enologists, Winemaking problems solved is an essential, hands-on reference for professionals in the winemaking industry and students of enology. Provides solutions to a variety of issues of frequent concern to wine making professionals Reviews issues related to grape analysis, filtration, packaging and microbiology A hands-on reference book written by a diverse team of international enologists
Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER Verlag GmbH
View: 2056Genau drei Jahrzehnte sind vergangen, seit Hugh Johnsons Weinatlas zum ersten Mal erschien und die Kritiker in aller Welt zu Beifallsstürmen wie hinriss. Das Buch wurde in ein Dutzend Sprachen übersetzt und millionenfach verkauft. Die nun vorliegende und bereits lang ersehnte fünfte Ausgabe hat Hugh Johnson gemeinsam mit der Weinexpertin und Autorin von Weltruf Jancis Robinson verfasst. Robinson hat einen Großteil der Texte neu geschrieben und damit den großen Veränderungen und Entwicklungen in der Weinwelt seit der letzten Ausgabe 1994 Rechnung getragen. Die wichtigste Neuerung sind die vollständig neu erstellten Karten, die seit der ersten Ausgabe das Rückgrat dieses Atlas bilden und ihn zum nach wie vor konkurrenzlosen Referenzwerk machen: "Lively, intelligent writing combined with lush photography und unmatched technical accuracy make this an enjoyable read for the novice and a must have for the accomplished oenophile" (Wine Enthusiast über die englische Originalausgabe).
Author: Laura Dave
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
View: 2236Giorgia Ford steht kurz davor, den Mann ihrer Träume zu heiraten. Es ist fast zu schön, um wahr zu sein. Bis ihre Welt plötzlich zerbricht – ausgerechnet in dem Moment, in dem sie ihr Brautkleid anprobiert. Kurzentschlossen steigt Giorgia in ihr Auto und fährt an den einen Ort, an dem sie sich geborgen fühlt: auf das Weingut ihrer Familie im Hinterland Kaliforniens. Doch dort schmieden Giorgias Eltern abwegige Zukunftspläne, die ihren Weinberg bedrohen. Giorgia muss um die heile Welt ihrer Kindheit kämpfen – und entdeckt dabei, dass sich das Glück manchmal dort versteckt, wo man es schon lange nicht mehr gesucht hat ...
A Practical Guide to Making Château-style Wines
Author: Daniel Pambianchi
Publisher: Vehicule Press
View: 1096For the first time in one book, Techniques in Home Wine Making provides detailed instructions for producing premium-quality home-made wines - wines that will impress even the most astute connoisseurs. Daniel Pambianchi demystifies the principles of winemaking, for both beginner and advanced home winemakers, with thorough, step-by-step descriptions and realistic advice. By using practical techniques, processes, and equipment adapted from traditional and modern commercial winemaking, excellent age-worthy wines can be made at home. Easy-to-follow instructions are also provided for making impressive sparkling wine (including using the traditional méthod champenoise process), vintage-style port wine, and the now world-famous ice wine. In this new edition of Techniques in Home Winemaking, author Daniel Pambianchi has completely updated all aspects of his indispensable book and has added an additional 30 pages. Expanded sections describe the instruments and procedures for monitoring and controlling acid, pH and sulphite levels; introduces newly-available winemaking equipment; provides step-by-step instructions for making world-class sparkling wines; discusses winemaking problems; and includes numerous new pictures and diagrams. "There's in-depth detail here that I have previously seen only in professional texts: the inside scoop on alcoholic fermentation; on fining and filtration; on the malolactic fermentation; on the care and maintenance of oak barrels; on avoiding and treating winemaking problems; and on the making of sparkling port and ice wines. I just wish Daniel Pambianchi's book was available when I was just starting out as a winemaker ... it could have saved me a lot of trial and error along the way! —Thomas Bachelder Thomas Bachelder is currently a winemaker at Lemelson Winery in Oregon, and he has made wine for several different Domaines in Burgundy, France. He is the author of five books on wine, and is a regular columnist for Wine Tidings Magazine.