The book "Grapes and Wines: Advances in Production, Processing, Analysis, and Valorization" intends to provide to the reader a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art and different perspectives regarding the most recent knowledge related to grape and wine production. Thus, this book is composed of three different general sections: (1) Viticulture and Environmental Conditions, (2) Wine Production and Characterization, and (3) Economic Analysis and Valorization of Wine Products. Inside these 3 general sections, 16 different chapters provide current research on different topics of recent advances on production, processing, analysis, and valorization of grapes and wines. All chapters are written by a group of international researchers, in order to provide up-to-date reviews, overviews, and summaries of current research on the different dimensions of grape and wine production. This book is not only intended for technicians actively engaged in the field but also for students attending technical schools and/or universities and other professionals that might be interested in reading and learning about some fascinating areas of grape and wine research.
“An exhilarating wine book... No serious wine lover’s library is complete without it” Wine Spectator Grapes & Wines is the key to enjoying modern wine. Approaching wine through grapes is in tune with the way consumers now think and learn about wine. Most wines, especially those from the Americas, Australasia and South Africa, are now sold under the name of the grape variety used rather than under the old European system of chateau and appellation name. You’re standing in a wine shop and see bottles labeled Aglianico or Tannat. Do you know what they are? Garnatxa sounds familiar and it is, as it is the Basque name of the popular Grenache grape, but how do you know this? You’ve heard of Carmenere from Chile, and probably bought the wine, but did you know it is an old historic Bordeaux variety? This is the perfect book to help you find out more about the world’s top classic grapes, from Cabernet Sauvignon to Zinfandel – the history, the places, the people, the wine styles and the flavours are covered in detail. It is also just the book for dipping into as you come across an unfamiliar grape variety. Grapes & Wines has been thoroughly revised and updated.
The Grapes and Wines of Italy - The definitive compendium region by region is an up to date, scientifically researched but very user-friendly guide to Italy's grapes, wines and most important terroirs. Easy to read yet highly informative, this book is ideal for wine lovers, wine professionals and wine students preparing for exams both at the entry and advanced/Master level. Salient features include: A simple introduction to Italy's 20 regions The latest information on Italy's native, traditional and international grape varieties presented in easy to access individual file format Key information and breakdown of Italy's most important wine terroirs Lists of the denominations and wines Easy to consult tables and graphs The best wine producers region by region. A word from Ian D'Agata: Ever since I wrote my multi-award-winning Native Wine Grapes of Italy (NWGI) and Italy's Native Wine Grape Terroirs (INWGT), people everywhere have asked me when I might follow it up with a shorter, abridged version that might prove less encyclopedic and easier to leaf through and carry around. And so I set out to write just such a book, the one that you are now holding in your hands. You will find it is written in a simple, note-type format, with plenty of tables and graphs so as to make the learning of what is at times a really complex subject matter hopefully a little easier. Five valid reasons why a new book on the subject of Italy's wine grapes and wines had become necessary. First, because seven years have passed since the publication of "Native Wine Grapes of Italy": this is a time frame more than long enough for a considerable body of new information pertaining to Italy's native grapes and wines to have accumulated. Clearly, an update of the original tome had become not just desirable, but necessary. Second: we wanted a new book on the subject of Italy's wine grapes to broach not just the country's plethora of native wine grapes, but the country's international grapes too; so here you will also find information on the likes of Sylvaner, Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot addressed as well. Third: this new book's user-friendly mission also includes sections on Italy's many wines and denominations. In other words, not just the wine grapes, but their wines and their official denominations too, which you'll find listed at the end of every chapter. Fourth: to give wine lovers at least a small working knowledge on Italy's best wine terroirs. Fifth: I am now the President and Chief Scientific Officer of China's TerroirSense Academy, not to mention the Editor-in-Chief of the TerroirSense Wine Review. Therefore, this book will also serve as the recommended text for that school's Italian wine courses.
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 1996.
Wine Grapes is an indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's greatest experts. Where do wine grapes come from and how are they related to each other? What is the historical background of each grape variety? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make and, most importantly, what do they taste like? Using the most cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and highlighting almost as many incorrect) synonyms, this particularly beautiful book includes revelatory grape family trees. Combining Jancis Robinson's world view, nose for good writing and good wines with Julia Harding's expertise and attention to detail plus Dr Vouillamoz's unique level of scholarship, Wine Grapes offers essential and original information in greater depth and breadth than has ever been available before. A book for wine students, wine experts and wine lovers everywhere.
Create you own backyard winery! From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox's From Vines to Wines is the most complete and up-to-date guide to growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine. Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and home winemakers will find the latest techniques in this fully revised and updated edition. With thorough, illustrated instructions, you'll learn how to: -- Choose and prepare a vineyard site -- Construct sturdy and effective trellising systems -- Plant, prune, and harvest the perfect grapes for your climate -- Press, ferment, age and bottle your own wine -- Judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, body, and taste
Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and an ancient culture of winemaking influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans make Italy the most diverse country in the world of wine. This diversity is reflected in the fact that Italy grows the largest number of native wine grapes known, amounting to more than a quarter of the world’s commercial wine grape types. Ian D’Agata spent thirteen years interviewing producers, walking vineyards, studying available research, and tasting wines to create this authoritative guide to Italy’s native grapes and their wines. Writing with great enthusiasm and deep knowledge, D’Agata discusses more than five hundred different native Italian grape varieties, from Aglianico to Zibibbo. D’Agata provides details about how wine grapes are identified and classified, what clones are available, which soils are ideal, and what genetic evidence tells us about a variety’s parentage. He gives historical and anecdotal accounts of each grape variety and describes the characteristics of wines made from the grape. A regional list of varieties and a list of the best producers provide additional guidance. Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and engaging, this book is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to know more about the vast enological treasures cultivated in Italy.
Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and an ancient culture of winemaking influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans make Italy the most diverse country in the world of wine. This diversity is reflected in the fact that Italy grows the largest number of native wine grapes known, amounting to more than a quarter of the worldÕs commercial wine grape types. Ian DÕAgata spent thirteen years interviewing producers, walking vineyards, studying available research, and tasting wines to create this authoritative guide to ItalyÕs native grapes and their wines. Writing with great enthusiasm and deep knowledge, DÕAgata discusses more than five hundred different native Italian grape varieties, from Aglianico to Zibibbo. DÕAgata provides details about how wine grapes are identified and classified, what clones are available, which soils are ideal, and what genetic evidence tells us about a varietyÕs parentage. He gives historical and anecdotal accounts of each grape variety and describes the characteristics of wines made from the grape. A regional list of varieties and a list of the best producers provide additional guidance. Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and engaging, this book is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to know more about the vast enological treasures cultivated in Italy.
Filled with lush artwork, a definitive resource, organized in a handy A-to-Z format, provides vibrant descriptions of 350 different varieties of grapes throughout the world, detailing their history, geography, character, and cultural context, and features a glossary of technical terms, an index of grape names and their synonyms, and a general index. Reprint.