The Taste of Wine

The Art Science of Wine Appreciation

Author: Emile Peynaud,Jacques Blouin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471113768

Category: Cooking

Page: 346

View: 831


Discusses how to taste wine, the sense of smell, tasting problems, balance in wine, training tasters, and quality in wine

The Business of Winemaking

Author: Jeffrey L. Lamy [Author]

Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing

ISBN: 1935879561

Category: Cooking

Page: 360

View: 7011


The 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 Natural History of Wine

Author: Ian Tattersall,Rob DeSalle

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300216602

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

View: 3993


An 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.

Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures

A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures

Author: Paul Lukacs

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393239640

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 4927


"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.

Winemaking Problems Solved

Author: Christian E Butzke

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857090186

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 9263


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

Loving to Know

Covenant Epistemology

Author: Esther Lightcap Meek

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621893162

Category: Religion

Page: 534

View: 7573


Knowing is less about information and more about transformation; less about comprehension and more about being apprehended. This radical book develops the notion of covenant epistemology--an innovative, biblically compatible, holistic, embodied, life-shaping epistemological vision in which all knowing takes the shape of interpersonal, covenantal relationship. Rather than knowing in order to love, we love in order to know. Meek argues that all knowing is best understood as transformative encounter. Creatively blending insights from a diverse range of conversation partners--including Michael Polanyi, Michael D. Williams, Lesslie Newbigin, Parker Palmer, John Macmurray, Martin Buber, and James Loder--Meek offers critically needed epistemological therapy in response to the pervasive and damaging presumptions that those in Western culture continue to bring to efforts to know. The book's innovative approach--an unfolding journey of discovery-through-dialogue--itself subverts standard epistemological presumptions of timeless linearity. While it offers a sustained and sophisticated philosophical argument, Loving to Know's texts and textures interweave loosely to effect therapeutic epistemic transformation in the reader.

The Compleat Winemaker

Production & processing machinery, equipment, supplies for the wine industry

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Wine and wine making

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Wine and wine making

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Knowing and Value

Toward a Constructive Postmodern Epistemology

Author: Frederick Ferre,Frederick Ferré

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791439890

Category: Philosophy

Page: 393

View: 7956


Offers a postmodern theory of knowledge based on an ecological worldview that stresses real relations and the pervasiveness of values.

Pressures on Europe's Common Agricultural Policy

Author: Michel Petit

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 9780896293120

Category: Social Science

Page: 39

View: 9020


The 1985 price package; Elaboration of the french position in the 1986 reform of the cereal policy regime; Pressures on french wine and spirit exports to the United States.

Ein wunderbares Jahr


Author: Laura Dave

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641111269

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1047


Giorgia 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 ...