Postmodern Winemaking

Rethinking the Modern Science of an Ancient Craft

Author: Clark Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282590

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

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In Postmodern Winemaking, Clark Smith shares the extensive knowledge he has accumulated in engaging, humorous, and erudite essays that convey a new vision of the winemaker's craft--one that credits the crucial roles played by both science and art in the winemaking process. Smith, a leading innovator in red wine production techniques, explains how traditional enological education has led many winemakers astray--enabling them to create competent, consistent wines while putting exceptional wines of structure and mystery beyond their grasp. Great wines, he claims, demand a personal and creative engagement with many elements of the process. His lively exploration of the facets of postmodern winemaking, together with profiles of some of its practitioners, is both entertaining and enlightening.
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Postmodern Winemaking

Rethinking the Modern Science of an Ancient Craft

Author: Clark Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275195

Category: Cooking

Page: 344

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In Postmodern Winemaking, Smith shares knowledge he has accumulated in engaging, humorous, and erudite essays that convey a new vision of the winemaker’s craft—one that credits the crucial roles played by both science and art in the winemaking process. Smith, a leading innovator in red wine production techniques, explains how traditional enological education has led many winemakers astray—enabling them to create competent, consistent wines while putting exceptional wines of structure and mystery beyond their grasp. Great wines, he claims, demand a personal and creative engagement with many elements of the process. His lively exploration of the facets of postmodern winemaking, together with profiles of some of its practitioners, is both entertaining and enlightening.
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Postmodern Winemaking

Rethinking the Modern Science of an Ancient Craft

Author: Clark Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520958543

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

View: 6006

In Postmodern Winemaking, Clark Smith shares the extensive knowledge he has accumulated in engaging, humorous, and erudite essays that convey a new vision of the winemaker's craft--one that credits the crucial roles played by both science and art in the winemaking process. Smith, a leading innovator in red wine production techniques, explains how traditional enological education has led many winemakers astray--enabling them to create competent, consistent wines while putting exceptional wines of structure and mystery beyond their grasp. Great wines, he claims, demand a personal and creative engagement with many elements of the process. His lively exploration of the facets of postmodern winemaking, together with profiles of some of its practitioners, is both entertaining and enlightening.
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Wine Science

The Application of Science in Winemaking

Author: Jamie Goode

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1845339819

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

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This revolutionary book is the only indepth reference to detail the processes, developments, and factors affecting the science of winemaking. Jamie Goode, a highly regarded expert on the subject, skilfully opens up this complex subject and explains the background to the various processes involved and the range of issues surrounding their uses. He reports on the vital progress in winemaking research that has been made in the last decade and explains the practical application of science with reference to the range of winemaking techniques used around the world, as well as viticultural practices, organics and ecology, and lifestyle influences. Written in a uniquely accessible style, the book is divided into three sections covering the vineyard, the winery and human interaction with wine. It also features over 80 illustrations and photographs to help make even the most complex topics clear, straightforward and easy to understand.
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Introduction to Wine Laboratory Practices and Procedures

Author: Jean L. Jacobson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387251200

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 375

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In the beginning, for me, winemaking was a romanticized notion of putting grape juice into a barrel and allowing time to perform its magic as you sat on the veranda watching the sunset on a Tuscan landscape. For some small wineries, this notion might still ring true, but for the majority of wineries commercially producing quality wines, the reality of winemaking is far more complex. The persistent evolution of the wine industry demands continual advan- ments in technology and education to sustain and promote quality winem- ing. The sciences of viticulture, enology, and wine chemistry are becoming more intricate and sophisticated each year. Wine laboratories have become an integral part of the winemaking process, necessitating a knowledgeable staff possessing a multitude of skills. Science incorporates the tools that new-age winemakers are utilizing to produce some of the best wines ever made in this multibillion dollar trade. A novice to enology and wine chemistry can find these subjects daunting and intimidating. Whether you are a home winemaker, a new winemaker, an enology student, or a beginning-to-intermediate laboratory technician, p- ting all the pieces together can take time. As a winemaker friend once told me, “winemaking is a moving target. ” Introduction to Wine Laboratory Practices and Procedures was written for the multitude of people entering the wine industry and those that wish to learn about wine chemistry and enology.
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A Complete Guide to Quality in Small-Scale Wine Making

Author: John Anthony Considine,Elizabeth Frankish

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124079172

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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As the wine industry has experienced a period of rapid global expansion, there is a renewed emphasis on quality and consistency even within the small winery industry. Written for the small production program, A Complete Guide to Quality in Small-Scale Wine Making is for the novice to intermediate level winemaker seeking foundational information in chemistry and sensory science as they relate to wine quality at a technical level. Drawing from personal experience as well as scientific literature, this book introduces the core concepts of winemaking before delving into methods and analysis to provide practical insights into creating and maintaining quality in the wine product. Understand the chemistry and sensory science at the foundation of quality wines Explore real-world examples of key analysis and application of concepts Practice methods and exercises for hands-on experience
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Enological Chemistry

Author: Juan Moreno,Rafael Peinado

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012388439X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

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Enological Chemistry is written for the professional enologist tasked with finding the right balance of compounds to create or improve wine products. Related titles lack the appropriate focus for this audience, according to reviewers, failing either to be as comprehensive on the topic of chemistry, to include chemistry as part of the broader science of wine, or targeting a less scientific audience and including social and historical information not directly pertinent to the understanding of the role of chemistry in successful wine production. The topics in the book have been sequenced identically with the steps of the winemaking process. Thus, the book describes the most salient compounds involved in each vinification process, their properties and their balance; also, theoretical knowledge is matched with its practical application. The primary aim is to enable the reader to identify the specific compounds behind enological properties and processes, their chemical balance and their influence on the analytical and sensory quality of wine, as well as the physical, chemical and microbiological factors that affect their evolution during the winemaking process. Organized according to the winemaking process, guiding reader clearly to application of knowledge Describes the most salient compounds involved in each step enabling readers to identify the specific compounds behind properties and processes and effectively work with them Provides both theoretical knowledge and practical application providing a strong starting point for further research and development
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Winemaking

From Grape Growing to Marketplace

Author: Richard Vine,Ellen M. Harkness,Sally J. Linton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461507332

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 477

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Over the past several decades, consumer interest in the fine vintage wines produced by small "boutique" vintners across the United States has grown to rival that of many European estates. This attention continues to intensify, especially for the truly good wines that are reasonably priced. Consumers are, however, unforgiving especially wine enthusiasts. Second-class wines do not succeed just because a vintner is new. The methods and controls essential to vintners in the production and marketing of top-grade wines have advanced. This second edition of Winemaking has updated and, in some cases, completely revised the material associated with these disciplines. Fine wine is much like other art forms, as it is the infinite variability of factors pertaining to the subject that renders it so complex-and able to attract buyer's attention. Hundreds of different vine varieties are cultivated around the world, and no doubt an even greater number of fruit and berry cultivars. Andwith the addition of such factors as terroir (soil and climate attributes) changing every vintage season, varied vineyard cultivation and harvesting techniques, advancing production technology, dynamic markets, and overall operational philosophy, one can easily understand the enormous breadth and depth of variation that exists. This diversity generates an unimaginable number of different wine possibilities.
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Understanding Wine Chemistry

Author: Andrew L. Waterhouse,Gavin L. Sacks,David W. Jeffery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118730712

Category: Science

Page: 472

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Wine chemistry inspires and challenges with its complexity, and while this is intriguing, it can also be a barrier to further understanding. The topic is demystified in Understanding Wine Chemistry, which explains the important chemistry of wine at the level of university education, and provides an accessible reference text for scientists and scientifically trained winemakers alike. Understanding Wine Chemistry: Summarizes the compounds found in wine, their basic chemical properties and their contribution to wine stability and sensory properties Focuses on chemical and biochemical reaction mechanisms that are critical to wine production processes such as fermentation, aging, physiochemical separations and additions Includes case studies showing how chemistry can be harnessed to enhance wine color, aroma, flavor, balance, stability and quality. This descriptive text provides an overview of wine components and explains the key chemical reactions they undergo, such as those controlling the transformation of grape components, those that arise during fermentation, and the evolution of wine flavor and color. The book aims to guide the reader, who perhaps only has a basic knowledge of chemistry, to rationally explain or predict the outcomes of chemical reactions that contribute to the diversity observed among wines. This will help students, winemakers and other interested individuals to anticipate the effects of wine treatments and processes, or interpret experimental results based on an understanding of the major chemical reactions that can occur in wine.
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Wine Faults

Causes, Effects, Cures

Author: John Hudelson

Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing

ISBN: 1934259632

Category: Cooking

Page: 96

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A precise and comprehensive description of the problems encountered at times by all winemakers and wine judges, Wine Faults covers the differences between flaws and faults, how flavors develop, how taste works, and how it differs from smell in the evaluation of wine. From there it tackles the increasing problems resulting from high alcohol wines as well as volatile acidity found in high pH wines common in some warm grape-growing regions. It also deals with the vegetal qualities of cool viticultural regions usually caused by methoxypyrazines and the occasional lady beetle. Every microbial infection found in today's wineries is fully described and arrayed in full color slides. Dense as the material may seem, the book is written in a manner that the layperson, or even the quality control professional who forgot that he ever took organic chemistry, can understand.
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Modern Winemaking

Author: Philip Jackisch

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801414558

Category: Cooking

Page: 289

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Explains how to grow grapes, select equipment, and ferment, store, age, and monitor wines, describes recent advances in wine making, and offers advice on wine appreciation
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Authentic Wine

Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking

Author: Jamie Goode,Sam Harrop

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275756

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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Naturalness is a hot topic in the wine world. But what exactly is a natural wine? For this book, best-selling wine writer Jamie Goode has teamed up with winemaker and Master of Wine Sam Harrop to explore the wide range of issues surrounding authenticity in wine. Sam Harrop initially trained as a winemaker in New Zealand.
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The Science of Wine

From Vine to Glass

Author: Jamie Goode

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520248007

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

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"The Science of Wine does an outstanding job of integrating 'hard' science about wine with the emotional aspects that make wine appealing."--Patrick J. Mahaney, former senior Vice President for wine quality at Robert Mondavi Winery "Jamie Goode is a rarity in the wine world: a trained scientist who can explain complicated subjects without dumbing them down or coming over like a pointy head. It also helps that he's a terrific writer with a real passion for his subject."--Tim Atkin MW, The Observer
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Making Sparkling Wines

Author: John Restall,Donald Hebbs

Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications

ISBN: 9781854861191

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 122

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Sparkling wines, or champagnes, are synonymous with celebration and happiness. The authors have spent decades exploring the techniques of sparkling wine production and discovering the secrets of producing champagne-like wine of quality. Whether the reader is a beginner or an experienced winemaker, the book contains all the information necessary to make sparkling wines.
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Making Sparkling Wines at Home

Author: J. Restall,D. Hebbs

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565236905

Category: Cooking

Page: 135

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Making Sparkling Wines at Home provides everything that the average DIY winemake needs to know to successfully and inexspendively produce 10 deliciously impressive sparkling wines that will be the envy of any celebration or winemaking gathering.
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Concepts in Wine Technology, Small Winery Operations, Third Edition

Author: Yair Margalit, PhD

Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing

ISBN: 1935879782

Category: Cooking

Page: 322

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Following up on his bestselling Winery Technology and Operations, physical chemist and winemaker Yair Margalit comes out with the successive, Concepts in Wine Technology, fully updated and revised to meet the advances of modern winemaking. Among the extended topics are fermentation, skin contact, acid balance, phenolics, bottling, the use of oak and quality control. He begins in the vineyard discussing proper maturation, soil and climate, bunch health, vineyard disease states, and grape varieties. Next he tackles the preharvest with a careful look at vineyard management and preparing the winery for harvest. Dr. Margalit then outlines the entire process of harvesting, from destemming, crushing, and skin contact as it applies to both red and white grapes to pressing, must correction, and temperature control. Fermentation is examined fully and includes a lengthy look at the factors affecting malo-lactic fermentation and its pros and cons. There is a chapter on cellar operations that deals with racking, stabilization, fining, filtration, blending, and maintaining winery hardware, followed by sections on barreling and bottling. The final chapter pulls together the more general aspects of wine technology, covering sulphur-dioxides, different forms of wine spoilage and ways to ward them off, legal regulations and, one of the most important and enigmatic compounds in wine, phenolics.
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Winemaking Problems Solved

Author: Christian E Butzke

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857090186

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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What 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
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French Wine Châteaux

Distinctive Vintages and Their Estates

Author: Alain Stella,Daniel Rondeau

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 2080201379

Category: Cooking

Page: 276

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An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the stunning estates run by some of France's most prestigious and long-standing vineyards. Hennessy, Mo�t & Chandon, Dom P�rignon, Mercier, Krug, Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot, Ch�teau d'Yquem, Cheval Blanc; across the world these names are synonymous with prestige, secrets passed down from generation to generation, and above all the genius of French wine production. It is a little known fact that these producers, which together comprise the Mo�t Hennessy group, were never satisfied with simply striving to make the best Cognac, Champagne, Sauternes, or Saint- Emilion. In reality, ever since they were founded, they have all been committed to creating a marketplace in which French products such as these are regarded as a crowning jewel. And so, in order to entertain in style, these legendary institutions have constructed beautiful estates. Guests are often treated to a meal, comprising dishes which subtly complement and ultimately intensify the experience of tasting the sought-after libations. Stunning countryside surroundings, beautiful interior design, a friendly atmosphere, and often contemporary art all have a role to play in entertaining guests; which means that today's eminent designers and architects also contribute to these exquisite locales. This volume is an invitation to discover the magic of these beautiful retreats, and the institutions behind them.
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Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science

Author: Stanislav Grof,Marjorie Livingston Valier

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873958493

Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

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A critical revaluation of ancient spiritual systems long ignored or rejected because of their assumed incompatibility with science. Here are Swami Muktananda on the mind, Swami Prajnananda on Karma, Swami Kripananda on the Kundalini, Joseph Chilton Pearce on spiritual development, Jack Kornfield on Buddhism for Americans, Claudio Naranjo on meditation, and much more.
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Côte D'Or

A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy

Author: Clive Coates

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520212510

Category: Gardening

Page: 1007

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The heart of Burgundy, the Côte D'Or, produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines that are unrivaled in their quality, intensity, and ability to age in the bottle. On this "golden slope" in eastern France, with its unique terrains and climats, grow the vines for some of the world's finest wines, among them such heralded names as Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée, Puligny- and Chassagne-Montrachet, and Aloxe-Corton. Clive Coates, Master of Wine, has spent much of the last fifteen years in the Côte D'Or, and this book is the splendid result of his assiduous exploring, tasting, and assessing of the region's wines. With his unique access to each clos and domaine, and to individual negociants and vignerons, Coates may know more about the Côte D'Or and its wines than any other living writer. In Part One, he describes the Côte D'Or's famous villages, introduces every manor grower and his wines, and evaluates each grand and premier cru, recommending the best sources in every climat. Part Two profiles the top sixty domaines, with notes on a vertical tasting of one of their wines. Part Three consists of vintage assessments on the best red and white years since 1945 and includes thousands of detailed tasting notes. Côte D'Or is a work of love and passion, praise and criticism, understanding and scholarship. Above all, it is a celebration of one of the world's great wine regions, the people who live there, and their fabled wines. It is an essential addition to every wine library and an inviting read for any wine lover.
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