Here is an informative guide for the winemaker and connoisseur
seeking a better and more basic understanding of what the science
associated with winemaking is about!
Written by one of the country''s leading enologists, Winemaking
Basics explains in easily understandable language the fundamental
processes of making table wines. The author discusses the
conditions, equipment, and basic materials used to make table wine.
Handy as a step-by-step guide or a general reference, this
practical book explores the crucial aspects of :
- an introduction to growing and harvesting grapes
- processing grapes
- fermentation and wine composition
- clarification and fining of wines
- aging, bottling, and storage
- additives and contaminants
- required methods of analysis
- sensory evaluation
- setting up and maintaining home winery facilities and
Winemaking Basics offers various options on making table wines. It
also gives the winemaker some insight into why certain treatments
have desired--or undesired--effects. Winemakers will learn
techniques to change the style of their wine, avoid pitfalls, and
correct or prevent expensive and frustrating problems.
The bibliography covers most of the current texts that should be of
interest to the winemaker. Although not heavily referenced, this
informative guide mentions a few key books and articles for the
reader who wishes to pursue the science aspects more deeply.