Here is an informative guide for the winemaker and connoisseur seeking a better and more basic understanding of what the science associated with ... Show synopsis 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 grapesprocessing grapesfermentation and wine compositionclarification and fining of winesstabilizationaging, bottling, and storageadditives and contaminantsrequired methods of analysissensory evaluationsetting up and maintaining home winery facilities and equipmentWinemaking 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.