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Wine Terroir And Climate Change

Author : John Gladstones
ISBN : 9781862549241
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book is a scientific analysis of the soil and climatic factors affecting wine grape production, and thus, ultimately, wine itself. It provides a reasoned basis for the term 'terroir', and critically examines the science of climate change and how it could affect viticulture and winemaking. Dr John Gladstones is an internationally recognised authority on climate and viticulture, and among other achievements was instrumental in the establishment of the Margaret River wine district in Western Australia.'For anyone interested in the future interaction between climate, climate change and viticulture, this book simply has to be read. Dr John Gladstones's painstaking research is the foundation for his equally carefully constructed conclusions that robustly challenge mainstream opinions. - James Halliday
Category: Technology & Engineering

Viticulture And Winemaking Under Climate Change

Author : Helder Fraga
ISBN : 9783039219742
Genre : Science
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The importance of viticulture and the winemaking socio-economic sector is acknowledged worldwide. The most renowned winemaking regions show very specific environmental characteristics, where climate usually plays a central role. Considering the strong influence of weather and climatic factors on grapevine yields and berry quality attributes, climate change may indeed significantly impact this crop. Recent trends already point to a pronounced increase in growing season mean temperatures, as well as changes in precipitation regimes, which have been influencing wine typicity across some of the most renowned winemaking regions worldwide. Moreover, several climate scenarios give evidence of enhanced stress conditions for grapevine growth until the end of the century. Although grapevines have high resilience, the clear evidence for significant climate change in the upcoming decades urges adaptation and mitigation measures to be taken by sector stakeholders. To provide hints on the abovementioned issues, we have edited a Special Issue entitled “Viticulture and Winemaking under Climate Change”. Contributions from different fields were considered, including crop and climate modeling, and potential adaptation measures against these threats. The current Special Issue allows for the expansion of scientific knowledge in these particular fields of research, as well as providing a path for future research.
Category: Science

The Power Of The Terroir The Case Study Of Prosecco Wine

Author : Diego Tomasi
ISBN : 9783034806282
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book draws on an eight-year study carried out in the DOCG Prosecco area of Italy, a wine region known worldwide. It is unique in the sense that it is based on one of the most comprehensive investigations into terroir zoning ever performed in Italy. By drawing attention to the complex interrelations between environmental and human factors that influence the growth and production of the Glera grape, the study illustrates the distinct correlation between a wine and its ‘terroir’. It shows that the morphology of the sites, the meso and microclimate, the soil, the grapevine planting density, the trellising system, the yield of the vineyard, and the vine water status in the summer lead to unique combinations of grape maturity, acidity, and aroma that ultimately influence the sensory properties of the wines produced. Furthermore, the book details numerous technical and agronomic considerations, specific to the “Glera” grape variety, for different production strategies, including a section on the impact of climate change on cv “Glera” phenology. “The Power of the Terroir: the Case Study of Prosecco Wine” represents a valuable resource for anyone involved in studies or research activities in the fields of viticulture, climatology, agronomic sciences or soil sciences, but is also of interest to vine growers, professionals in the wine industry, and wine enthusiasts in general.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Geography Of Wine

Author : Percy H. Dougherty
ISBN : 9789400704633
Genre : Science
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Wine has been described as a window into places, cultures and times. Geographers have studied wine since the time of the early Greeks and Romans, when viticulturalists realized that the same grape grown in different geographic regions produced wine with differing olfactory and taste characteristics. This book, based on research presented to the Wine Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, shows just how far the relationship has come since the time of Bacchus and Dionysus. Geographers have technical input into the wine industry, with exciting new research tackling subjects such as the impact of climate change on grape production, to the use of remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems for improving the quality of crops. This book explores the interdisciplinary connections and science behind world viticulture. Chapters cover a wide range of topics from the way in which landforms and soil affect wine production, to the climatic aberration of the Niagara wine industry, to the social and structural challenges in reshaping the South African wine industry after the fall of apartheid. The fundamentals are detailed too, with a comparative analysis of Bordeaux and Burgundy, and chapters on the geography of wine and the meaning of the term ‘terroir’.
Category: Science

Wine And Place

Author : Tim Patterson
ISBN : 9780520277007
Genre : Cooking
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The concept of terroir is one of the most celebrated and controversial subjects in wine today. Most will agree that well-made wine has the capacity to express “somewhereness,” a set of consistent aromatics, flavors, or textures that amount to a signature expression of place. But for every advocate there is a skeptic, and for every writer singing praises related to terroir there is a study or a detractor seeking to debunk terroir as a myth. Wine and Place examines terroir using a multitude of voices and multiple points of view—from science to literature, from winemakers to wine critics—seeking not to prove its veracity but to explore its pros, its cons, and its other aspects. This comprehensive anthology lets the reader come to one's own conclusion about terroir.
Category: Cooking

Healthy Soils For Healthy Vines

Author : Robert White
ISBN : 9781486307401
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Healthy Soils for Healthy Vines provides a clear understanding of vineyard soils and how to manage and improve soil health for best vineyard performance. It covers the inherent and dynamic properties of soil health, how to choose which soil properties to monitor, how to monitor soil and vine performance, and how vineyard management practices affect soil health, fruit composition and wine sensory characters. It also covers the basic tenets of sustainable winegrowing and their significance for business resilience in the face of a changing climate. This book will be of practical value to anyone growing grapevines, managing a vineyard or making wine, from the small individual grower to the large wine company employee. It will be of special interest to winegrowers employing organic, natural or biodynamic methods of production, where the primary focus is on the biological health of the soil.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Understanding Vineyard Soils

Author : Robert E. White
ISBN : 9780190266530
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Future Makers The Australian Wines For The 21st Century

Author : Max Allen
ISBN : 9781742735436
Genre : Cooking
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The Future Makers is a groundbreaking new work by wine writer Max Allen, set to redefine Australia’s wine landscape for the new century. As global warming and continued drought threaten the state of the Australian wine industry, many winemakers are beginning to think long-term, and in doing so are starting to better understand the unique relationship they have with their vine-growing land. The Future Makers takes you around the country and introduces you to the areas and the people shaping Australia’s wine future. Regional chapters feature in-depth profiles of top winemakers – those who are upholding valuable traditions, those who are setting the standard for varietal wine quality and those who are at the cutting edge of innovation – plus tasting notes for all of their best wines. Also included are detailed explanations of why a region’s wines taste the way they do: a portrait of soils, climate, grape varieties and cultural influences that contribute to the singular qualities of Australia’s diverse wine styles. Throughout the book you’ll find extended discussions of the controversies and debates moulding Australia’s new wine tradition, and an exploration of the major issues and challenges facing Australia’s grape growers and winemakers. At the heart of The Future Makers is a celebration of the diversity, complexity and unmistakable flavour of Australia’s wines.
Category: Cooking

Varietal Wines

Author : James Halliday
ISBN : 9781743583388
Genre : Grapes
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In this completely updated edition of the original landmark volume, James Halliday situates Australian grape varieties and varietal wines in an international context. Profiling 130 wine grapes, covering classic, second tier and alternative varieties, Varietal Wines provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the varieties currently grown and made in Australia. Halliday explores the history of classic and second tier varieties and their significance in both international and Australian wine landscapes, including detailed information on the characteristics of each variety and wine, the diversity of regional styles, the best producers, and production statistics from Australia and around the world. Details of the 95 lesser varieties are also given, reflecting the dynamic spread of new varieties in the Australian wine industry. Fully illustrated throughout with colour photography, this is a fascinating book for the wine connoisseur and an essential reference for every player in the wine world. Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday AM is an unmatched authority on the wine industry, with a career spanning forty-five years. His winemaking has led him to engagements in the Hunter Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Yarra Valley, and he had a long career as a wine judge in Australia and overseas. In 1995 he received the wine industry’s ultimate accolade, the Maurice O’Shea Award. James has written or contributed to more than 70 books on wine since he began writing in 1979 and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010.
Category: Grapes

James Halliday Top 100 Australian Wineries

Author : James Halliday
ISBN : 9781743582169
Genre : Cooking
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In James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries, James Halliday, Australia’s leading wine writer and former, long-serving wine judge, makes his personal selection of our finest 100 wineries – from Bannockburn to Bay of Fires, Woodlands to Wirra Wirra.

Arranged alphabetically, and representing many regions, the profiles here reveal the background to the wineries’ establishment, plantings, production and winemaking styles. James also provides descriptive notes covering the style of and winemaking techniques for two nominated wines.

With extensive introductory material – which includes a history of Australian wine; its grape varieties and styles, and where those styles sit in a world context; its climate and terroir; and its geographic indications – James Halliday’s Top 100 Australian Wineries is a must-have resource.

Category: Cooking

The Science Of Wine

Author : Jamie Goode
ISBN : 0520248007
Genre : Cooking
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"The Science of Wine does an outstanding job of integrating 'hard' science about wine with the emotional aspects that make wine appealing."--Patrick J. Mahaney, former senior Vice President for wine quality at Robert Mondavi Winery "Jamie Goode is a rarity in the wine world: a trained scientist who can explain complicated subjects without dumbing them down or coming over like a pointy head. It also helps that he's a terrific writer with a real passion for his subject."--Tim Atkin MW, The Observer
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Wine Tasting

Author : Beverley Blanning
ISBN : 9781444133738
Genre : Cooking
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Wine Tasting will help you to discover wines you enjoy, and to feel confident about your choices in every situation. It will give you a step-by-step guide to wine appreciation and explain the facts you need to find wines that suit your taste. It covers all the major grape varieties and wine-making styles, and offers plenty of practical information about how to buy, store and serve wine, whatever your personal preference.
Category: Cooking

Thirst For Wine Inside China S Wine Industry The Success Factors Of Marketing Wine In China

Author : Melanie Bobik
ISBN : 9783954892716
Genre : Business & Economics
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China is turning into one of the world's largest, most lucrative food and beverage markets. Especially wine is in demand and has become fashionable as a symbol of social status. This trend is very likely to continue as wine consumption is closely related to income and China's emerging middle class offers tremendous potential. The market's healthy value growth will further encourage newcomers from outside China. But how can a market entrance be successfully managed and what are the main challenges when bringing wine to China? This book is an insiders' guide to efficiently planning a market entry by taking a thorough look at the wine market of China. It surveys the typical behavior of the Chinese wine consumer and examines the relevant factors for a successful market entry. Distribution channels (off- and online), pricing models and marketing activities are scrutinized. Further, the reader gets insights into the challenges of this dynamic market, such as fierce domestic and foreign competition, policies and regulations as well as entry barriers. The thirst for wine prevails, and this book will leverage your momentum.
Category: Business & Economics

Practical Winery Vineyard

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924088344415
Genre : Wine and wine making
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Category: Wine and wine making

Decanter

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924110481045
Genre : Liquors
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Category: Liquors

Tasty

Author : John McQuaid
ISBN : 9781451685022
Genre : Psychology
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“A fascinating blend of culinary history and the science of taste” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the first bite taken by our ancestors to ongoing scientific advances in taste and today’s “foodie” revolution. Can’t resist the creamy smoothness of butter? Blame Darwinian natural selection. Crave the immediate zing of sweets? They bathe your brain in a seductive high. Enjoy the savory flavors of grilled meat? So did your ancestor Homo erectus. Coffee? You had to overcome your hardwired aversion to its hint of bitterness and learn to like it. Taste is a whole-body experience, and breakthroughs in genetics and microbiology are casting light not only on the experience of french fries and foie gras, but on the mysterious interplay of body, brain, and mind. Reporting from kitchens, supermarkets, farms, restaurants, huge food corporations, and science labs, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John McQuaid tells the story of the still-emerging concept of flavor and how our sense of taste will evolve in the coming decades. Tasty explains why children have bizarre and stubborn tastes, how the invention of cooking changed our brains and physiology, why artificial sweeteners never taste quite right, why name brands really do taste better, how a 100,000-year-old walkabout by early humans is responsible for George H.W. Bush’s broccoli-hatred, why “supertasters” like salt, and why “nontasters” are more likely to be alcoholics. “A fascinating story with a beginning some half a billion years ago…McQuaid’s tale is about science, but also about culture, history and, one senses, our future” (Scientific American). Tasty offers a delicious smorgasbord of where taste originated and where it’s going—and why it changes by the day.
Category: Psychology

Understanding Vineyard Soils

Author : Robert White
ISBN : 9780199718603
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Terroir connotes a sense of place that imparts a distinctive character to wine. A central component of terroir is the soil and its immediate surroundings. Thus, an understanding of the basic properties of soils and how they function as a "living skin" on the earth's surface is of fundamental importance to grape growers and winemakers. Stripped of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains to a wide audience how soils form and why they are so variable. Robert White describes essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, and proposes remedies to alleviate adverse conditions such as soil acidity, compaction, poor drainage and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are discussed, as are the possible impacts of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires grape growers and winemakers to take care of the soil and minimize the impact of their activities on the environment. This book is a practical guide for viticulturists and for the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character. Understanding Vineyard Soils will discuss new developments, especially in precision viticulture and organic viticulture. The introduction will address new technologies (near and remote sensing, digital soil mapping) as well as traditional soil classification. Following a chapter on site selection are the three core chapters on vineyard and soil management - The Nutrition of Grapevines, Where the Vine Roots Live, and The Living Soil. The book is written from an international perspective - the important points discussed in Chapters 1 through 6 are illustrated with examples drawn from many wine regions around the world.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Wine Wars

Author : Mike Veseth
ISBN : 9780742568211
Genre : Business & Economics
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Writing with wit and verve, Mike Veseth (a.k.a. the Wine Economist) tells the compelling story of the war between the market trends that are redrawing the world wine map and the terroirists who resist them. Wine and the wine business are at a critical crossroad today, transformed by three powerful forces. Veseth begins with the first force, globalization, which is shifting the center of the wine world as global wine markets provide enthusiasts with a rich but overwhelming array of choices. Two Buck Chuck, the second force, symbolizes the rise of branded products like the famous Charles Shaw wines sold in Trader Joe's stores. Branded corporate wines simplify the worldwide wine market and give buyers the confidence they need to make choices, but they also threaten to dumb down wine, sacrificing terroir to achieve marketable McWine reliability. Will globalization and Two Buck Chuck destroy the essence of wine? Perhaps, but not without a fight, Veseth argues. He counts on "the revenge of the terroirists" to save wine's soul. But it won't be easy as wine expands to exotic new markets such as China and the very idea of terroir is attacked by both critics and global climate change. Veseth has "grape expectations" that globalization, Two Buck Chuck, and the revenge of the terroirists will uncork a favorable future for wine in an engaging tour-de-force that will appeal to all lovers of wine, whether it be boxed, bagged, or bottled.
Category: Business & Economics