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Winemaking: From Grape Growing to Marketplace (C&H)
     

Winemaking: From Grape Growing to Marketplace (C&H)

by C. Wagner, Richard P. Vine, E. M. Harkness
 
During the past several decades considerable interest has developed in the United States for the wines that are produced in small wineries across our nation. This in­ terest continues to intensify, especially for the truly good wines that are reason­ ably priced. Consumers are unforgiving. Second-class wines will not be accept­ able just because a vintner

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During the past several decades considerable interest has developed in the United States for the wines that are produced in small wineries across our nation. This in­ terest continues to intensify, especially for the truly good wines that are reason­ ably priced. Consumers are unforgiving. Second-class wines will not be accept­ able just because a vintner may be newly established. The functions that must take place in the small estate-type wine cellar and the controls that can be realistically exercised by winemasters are essential in the creation of superior products. Although wine can be a comparatively simple food to produce, it is a very vast topic. Perhaps much the same as with other art forms, it is the infinite variability offactors at the root ofthe subject that renders it so complex. There are hundreds of different vine varieties cultivated around the world, and doubtlessly an even greater number of fruit and berry cultivars. Combined with such factors as soils, climates and mesoclimates (which may change with each vintage season), culti­ vation techniques, harvesting criteria, and overall operational philosophy, one can easily understand the enormous breadth and depth of variation which exits. This diversity, along with more than 5 years of enological development, generates a number of different wine possibilities that can only be conceived as something vastly exponential.

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The aptly named Vine, along with Purdue University colleague Harkness and members of the Indiana Wine Grape Council, presents a practical guide for relevant academic and industry personnel to all facets of viticulture (grape growing), enology (winemaking), and marketing of the products of this magical transmutation. Beyond a brief history of wine in America, they offer information regarding wine classifications, winery design, analytical procedures involved in wine microbiology, equipment sources, sales promotion, a glossary, tables and charts<-->everything but samples and a course on wine appreciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780412122217
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
12/31/1995
Series:
Enology Library
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.25(d)

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