Wine Tasting: A Professional Handbook by Ronald S. Jackson

Wine Tasting: A Professional Handbook

byRonald S. JacksonEditorRonald S. Jackson

Hardcover | April 29, 2009

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Wine Tasting: A Professional Handbookis an essential guide for any professional or serious connoisseur seeking to understand both the theory and practice of wine tasting. From techniques for assessing wine properties and quality, including physiological, psychological, and physicochemical sensory evaluation, to the latest information on types of wine, the author guides the reader to a clear and applicable understanding of the wine tasting process.

Including illustrative data and testing technique descriptions, Wine Tasting is for professional tasters, those who train tasters and those involved in designing wine tastings as well as the connoisseur seeking to maximize their perception and appreciation of wine.



  • Revised and updated coverage, notably the physiology and neurology taste and odor perception
  • Expanded coverage of the statistical aspect of wine tasting (specific examples to show the process), qualitative wine tasting (examples for winery staff tasting their own wines; more examples for consumer groups and restaurants), tripling of the material on wine styles and types, wine language, the origins of wine quality, and food and wine combination
  • Flow chart of wine tasting steps
  • Flow chart of wine production procedures
  • Practical details on wine storage and problems during and following bottle opening
  • Examples of tasting sheets
  • Details of errors to be avoided
  • Procedures for training and testing sensory skill

About The Author

Ron Jackson received the bachelor's and master's degree from Queen's University and the doctrine from the University of Toronto. His time in Vineland, Ontario, and subsequently at Cornell University redirected his interest in plant disease toward viticulture and enology. As part of his regular teaching duries at Brandon University, he ...
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Title:Wine Tasting: A Professional HandbookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 29, 2009Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123741815

ISBN - 13:9780123741813

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Visual Perceptions; Olfactory Sensataions; Taste and Mouth-Feel Sensations; Quantitative (Technical) Wine Assessment; Qualititative (General) Wine Tasting; Types of Wine; Origins of Wine Quality; Wine as a Food Beverage; Glossary