Wine Making – A Guide to Growing, Nurturing and Producing offers a personal yet practical guide for your grape to bottle journey. The book covers all aspects of wine production; whether it’s a dozen bottles of wine created with love from your kitchen table, or thousands of cases produced from a commercial vineyard. It will guide you through the processes, the challenges, the fun and the satisfaction to expect as you ‘grow your own wine’. Topics covered include grape production – vineyard site selection, choosing, planting and caring for vines; methods to maximize fruit production, and how best to harvest to minimize damage; the winemaking process – steering the producer through each stage in sparkling and still wine production; wine tasting – focusing on what flavours to seek and recognize, and which to avoid; the business of establishing a vineyard – expectations and costs involved and finally, terroir – and what it really means to winemakers and consumers today.
If you've ever thought about making your own zinfandel, pinot noir, or chenin blanc this book can get you started. Organized into chapters that discuss ingredients and practices that make a good table wine, you'll learn how to bring those elements together in a home winery. Also covers quality, spoilage and stability, juice and wine analysis.
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
An overview of wine making by-products and their conventional and non-conventional uses, Valorization of Wine Making By-Products gives you a deeper understanding of recovery processes that are a part of the new philosophy of sustainable agriculture. In line with the worldwide movement toward sustainable development, this book examines how to conver
This vintage book contains a complete guide to wine production, with instructions for making a variety of wines and information on different techniques, common problems, diseases and pests, and much more. This volume is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in wine making, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Of Foreign Wines, and their Kinds", "Of Vineyards", "Species of Wine", "Subdivisions of Species", "Of the Constituent Principles of Grapes", " Of the Preparation of the Must", "Of the Fermentation", "Of Open and Close Tuns", "Of Sweet Wines", "Of Dry Wines", et cetera. Many old works such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on making wine at home.
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1951.