From the Publisher
Revealing the Mysteries of Red Wine Color provides an overview of new discoveries to a venerable unsolved problem in wine: the chemistry of red wine color. Topics in this book include initial must composition, non-covalent associations, reactions that occur during fermentation and in a young wine as well as those compositional changes that occur during aging. Revealing the Mysteries of Red Wine Color also includes a brief history of the rapidly advancing area of wine chemistry. The latest results, utilizing liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry techniques newly applied to wine, define many colored substances in wine. Since this book integrates much of our current understanding on red wine color, it is unique. Also, since red wine color is considered a key to red wine quality, it has much relevance beyond appealing to specialists in the field. As such, this book will appeal to a wide audience including wine industry professionals, analytical and natural product chemists, and wine aficionados, hobbyists, and consumers with a probing interest in the science of wine.