Winemaking: From Grape Growing to Marketplace
Outstanding in breadth and coherence, this definitive review is designed to embrace the entire scope of wine culture, including vine horticulture, ... Show synopsis Outstanding in breadth and coherence, this definitive review is designed to embrace the entire scope of wine culture, including vine horticulture, winery design, wine processing, wine quality control, wine analysis, and wine marketing. Winemaking: From Grape Growing to Marketplace, Second Edition, translates current literature and scientific developments into useable knowledge which grape growers, wine makers, wine educators, and wine marketers can apply towards their individual needs and tasks. Presented in an easy-to-use, step-by-step format, the text guides the reader through the perils and pitfalls, appropriate alternative pathways, and major sources for equipment and materials within the winemaking industry. Throughout the text, pertinent regulations and permits enforced by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are outlined. This excellent guide to winemaking will be of use to a wide audience, in particular: -current and prospective vintners, both commercial and amateur - as an essential guide book in their cellars, -wine connoisseurs - offers an in-depth understanding of crafting wine, -professional marketers - provides a solid understanding of the rationale of methodology employed by grape-growers and vintners, -students - searching for an initial overview of contemporary viticulture. Among updates and new material the second edition includes information on marketing wines and on the use of computers in viticulture and winemaking. As a whole, this book is an invaluable source into the elements of viticulture, enology, and marketing wine for both academia and industry. It also serves as a solid foundation from which to advance to more technical levels.