Wine Microbiology

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Since publication of the first edition of Wine Microbiology in 1997, the volume of new information and concepts has dramatically increased. Even with the tremendous increase in available information, a comprehensive understanding regarding the role of individual microorganisms towards wine quality as well as the impact of complicated interactions between microorganisms and processing techniques is lacking.

Wine Microbiology, Second Edition, fills this void. Like the first edition, the book addresses real world problems such as characterization and enumeration of yeast, bacteria and molds common to juice and wine environments and their impact on wine quality and stability. In addition, the potential of solving processing problems through rapid, real-time molecular methods and new applications for using starter cultures of non-Saccharomyces yeast are discussed. The book is a great resource for professionals and students in the field of enology and viticulture.

About the Author:
Kenneth C. Fugelsang has been associated with California State University (Fresno) since 1970 and is now winemaster and professor of enology

About the Author:
Charles G. Edwards has been a professor with the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Washington State University

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Editorial Reviews

Fugelsang (enology, California State U.-Fresno) provides a step-by- step procedural guide to the isolation and characterization of bacteria and yeast common to the juice and wine environment, discussing not only routine methodology, but also the interpretation of results and how they affect the winemaker. He outlines specific factors, including sanitation, that impact the winemaking process at all stages from the primary processing of grapes through the must, juice, and fermentation, to bottling. He also describes the equipment and supplies needed to add a microbiological unit to an existing analytical laboratory. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412066115
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: The Chapman and Hall Enology Library
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth C. Fugelsang has been associated with California State University (Fresno) since 1970 and is now winemaster and professor of enology. He is an author of 12 books and over 100 technical papers and presentations. Professor Fugelsang has been recipient of the Claude Laval Award for Innovative Technology, the University Award for Research and Scholarly Activity, as well as the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the College of Science and Mathematics. In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, he is responsible for operation of the university’s commercial 50,000 gallon winery where student–produced wines have received over 150 super, gold, and silver awards at national and international wine competitions.

Charles G. Edwards received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in food science from Oregon State University (1982), Cornell University (1985), and The Pennsylvania State University (1989), respectively. He is currently a professor with the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Washington State University (Pullman, Washington, USA). Dr. Edwards is an author of 150+ technical papers and presentations and is sole author of Illustrated Guide to Microbes and Sediments in Wine, Beer, and Juice. His laboratory was award the best research paper published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture in 1991 and best student presentations at the American Society for Enology and Viticulture annual meeting in 2004. Dr. Edwards currently teaches courses in food chemistry and wine microbiology/processing.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Lactic Acid Bacteria 3
Ch. 2 Acetic Acid Bacteria 48
Ch. 3 Yeasts and Molds 68
Ch. 4 Prefermentation Processing 117
Ch. 5 Fermentation and Post-Fermentation Processing 132
Ch. 6 Bottling 143
Ch. 7 Winery Sanitation 159
App. A Basic Microscopy and Laboratory Setup 169
App. B Media Preparation and Transfer Techniques 176
App. C Estimation of Population Density 193
App. D Chemical/Physical Instabilities 210
Bibliography 223
Index 241
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