Wine Grapes

Wine Grapes
Author: Jancis Robinson,Julia Harding,Jose Vouillamoz
Publsiher: Ecco
Total Pages: 1280
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN: 9780062206367
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wine Grapes Book Excerpt:

An indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's leading wine experts. Where do wine grapes come from and how are grape varieties related to one another? What is the historical background of each one? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make? Using cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and incorrect) synonyms, this book examines grapes and wine as never before. Here is a complete, alphabetically presented profile of all grape varieties of relevance to the wine lover, charting the relationships between them and including unique and astounding family trees, their characteristics in the vineyard, and—most important—what the wines made from them taste like. Presented in a stunning design with eight-page gatefolds that reveal the family trees, and a rich variety of full-color illustrations from Viala and Vermorel's century-old classic ampelography, the text will deepen readers' understanding of grapes and wine with every page. Combining Jancis Robinson's worldview and nose for good writing and good wines with Julia Harding's research, expertise, and attention to detail plus Dr. Vouillamoz's unique level of scholarship, Wine Grapes offers essential and original information in greater depth and breadth than has ever been available before. This is a book for wine students, wine experts, and wine lovers everywhere.

Wine Grapes

Wine Grapes
Author: Jancis Robinson,Julia Harding,José Vouillamoz
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 1248
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN: 0141968826
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wine Grapes Book Excerpt:

Wine Grapes is an indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's greatest experts. Where do wine grapes come from and how are they related to each other? What is the historical background of each grape variety? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make and, most importantly, what do they taste like? Using the most cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and highlighting almost as many incorrect) synonyms, this particularly beautiful book includes revelatory grape family trees. Combining Jancis Robinson's world view, nose for good writing and good wines with Julia Harding's expertise and attention to detail plus Dr Vouillamoz's unique level of scholarship, Wine Grapes offers essential and original information in greater depth and breadth than has ever been available before. A book for wine students, wine experts and wine lovers everywhere.

The Chemistry of Wine

The Chemistry of Wine
Author: David R. Dalton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-10-18
ISBN: 0190687215
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chemistry of Wine Book Excerpt:

Poets extol the burst of aroma when the bottle is opened, the wine poured, the flavor on the palate as it combines with the olfactory expression detected and the resulting glow realized. But what is the chemistry behind it? What are the compounds involved and how do they work their wonder? What do we know? Distinct and measurable differences in terroir, coupled with the plasticity of the grape berry genome and the metabolic products, as well as the work of the vintner, are critical to the production of the symphony of flavors found in the final bottled product. Analytical chemistry can inform us about the chemical differences and similarities in the grape berry constituents with which we start and what is happening to those and other constituents as the grape matures. The details of the grape and its treatment produce substantive detectable differences in each wine. While there are clear generalities - all wine is mostly water, ethanol is usually between 10% - 20% of the volume, etc - it is the details, shown to us by Analytical Chemistry and structural analysis accompanying it, that clearly allow one wine to be distinguished from another.

Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where

Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where
Author: Kym Anderson,Nanda R. Aryal
Publsiher: University of Adelaide Press
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2013-12-13
ISBN: 1922064688
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where Book Excerpt:

In an increasingly interconnected world wine market, evolving consumer demands, technologies, and climate have all contributed to large shifts in global patterns of production and consumption of wine. These shifting patterns of wine production and consumption have entailed changes in the vineyard in terms of total area planted, production practices, and the mix of grape varieties grown. In this book, for the first time, we have a detailed empirical picture, country by country and region by region within countries, of which varieties of grapes have been grown where, and how those varietal choices have changed over time. This statistical compendium will be directly useful for anyone interested in knowing about and understanding the changing patterns of production of wine and wine grapes around the world. It also will serve as an invaluable resource for economists and others who seek to analyze those patterns and their causes.

The Oxford Companion to Wine

The Oxford Companion to Wine
Author: Jancis Robinson,Julia Harding
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN: 0191016071
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to Wine Book Excerpt:

Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day. More than 180 esteemed contributors (including 58 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present 300 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. Over 60 per cent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine production and consumption by country. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts—notably historical, cultural, and scientific—and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse.

Italy s Native Wine Grape Terroirs

Italy s Native Wine Grape Terroirs
Author: Ian D'Agata
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN: 0520964772
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Italy s Native Wine Grape Terroirs Book Excerpt:

A New York Times and Food & Wine Best Wine Book of 2019 Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs is the definitive reference book on the myriad crus and the grand cru wine production areas of Italy’s native wine grapes. Ian D’Agata’s approach to discussing wine, both scientific and discursive, provides an easy-to-read, enjoyable guide to Italy’s best terroirs. Descriptions are enriched with geologic data, biotype and clonal information, producer anecdotes and interviews, and facts and figures compiled over fifteen years of research devoted to wine terroirs. In-depth analysis is provided for the terroirs that produce both the well-known wines (Barolo, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino) and those not as well-known (Grignolino d’Asti, Friuli Colli Orientali Picolit, Ischia). Everyday wine lovers, beginners, and professionals alike will find this new book to be the perfect complement to D’Agata’s previous award-winning Native Wine Grapes of Italy.

The 24 Hour Wine Expert

The 24 Hour Wine Expert
Author: Jancis Robinson
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN: 0141983639
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 24 Hour Wine Expert Book Excerpt:

Wine is now one of the most popular drinks in the world. Many wine drinkers wish they knew more about it without having to understand every detail or go on a wine course. In The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson shares her expertise with authority, wit and approachability. From the difference between red and white, to the shape of bottles and their labels, descriptions of taste, colour and smell, to pairing wine with food and the price-quality correlation, Robinson helps us make the most of this mysteriously delicious drink.

What Varietal Is That

What Varietal Is That
Author: Darby Higgs
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2019-04-10
ISBN: 179600202X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Varietal Is That Book Excerpt:

Beginning wine lovers usually start out familiar with just a few favourite wine varieties. But after a short while, many novices are actively seeking a broader range of varietals to learn about and taste. There are well over a thousand wine grape varieties used commercially. Learning about them is a daunting task. Best to take this exploration one step (or is it one sip?) at a time and to have a guide. With What Varietal Is That?, you will be able to understand just what grape varieties are and why they are important. It is written with beginning wine lovers who want to extend their knowledge in mind. Readers of this book will find descriptions of the most important forty-six red wine varieties and thirty-nine white wine varieties globally. Each entry is devoted to a particular variety, and it includes a pronunciation guide, a short lexicon of the flavours and aromas of the variety, a list of similar varieties, details of the origin and global importance of the variety, and an outline of the most important styles of wine made. Brief food pairing suggestions are given to underline the styles of wines commonly made from the variety. Additional material in this book includes explainers to help understand the difference between variety and styles of wine and why grape varieties are important for viticulturists, winemakers, and wine lovers. An appendix provides a brief guide to the major wine varieties used in the world’s major wine countries and regions.

Riesling Rediscovered

Riesling Rediscovered
Author: John Winthrop Haeger
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN: 0520275454
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riesling Rediscovered Book Excerpt:

"An authoritative reference that explores the range of practices and styles for making dry Riesling wines in Germany and globally (e.g. Alsace, Australia, Austria, Alto Adige, New Zealand, New York's Finger Lakes, Washington, etc.). Haeger delves into how history, law, geography, viticulture and winemaking techniques influence dry Riesling's expression worldwide. He mostly omits discussion of sweet Riesling"--Provided by publisher.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol
Author: Scott C. Martin
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1674
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN: 1483331083
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol Book Excerpt:

Alcohol consumption goes to the very roots of nearly all human societies. Different countries and regions have become associated with different sorts of alcohol, for instance, the “beer culture” of Germany, the “wine culture” of France, Japan and saki, Russia and vodka, the Caribbean and rum, or the “moonshine culture” of Appalachia. Wine is used in religious rituals, and toasts are used to seal business deals or to celebrate marriages and state dinners. However, our relation with alcohol is one of love/hate. We also regulate it and tax it, we pass laws about when and where it’s appropriate, we crack down severely on drunk driving, and the United States and other countries tried the failed “Noble Experiment” of Prohibition. While there are many encyclopedias on alcohol, nearly all approach it as a substance of abuse, taking a clinical, medical perspective (alcohol, alcoholism, and treatment). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol examines the history of alcohol worldwide and goes beyond the historical lens to examine alcohol as a cultural and social phenomenon, as well—both for good and for ill—from the earliest days of humankind.

The Routledge Handbook of Wine and Culture

The Routledge Handbook of Wine and Culture
Author: Steve Charters,Marion Demossier,Jacqueline Dutton,Graham Harding,Jennifer Smith Maguire,Denton Marks,Tim Unwin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2022-04-27
ISBN: 1000533956
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Wine and Culture Book Excerpt:

The link between culture and wine reaches back into the earliest history of humanity. The Routledge Handbook of Wine and Culture brings together a newly comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of contemporary research and thinking on how wine fits into the cultural frameworks of production, intermediation and consumption. Bringing together many leading researchers engaged in studying these phenomena, it explores the different ways in which wine is constructed as a social artefact and how its representation and use acquire symbolic meaning. Wine can be analysed in different ways by varying disciplines involved in exploring wine and culture (anthropology, economics and business, geography, history and sociology, and as text). The Handbook uses these as lenses to consider how producers, intermediaries and consumers use and create cultural significance. Specifically, the work addresses the following: how wine relates to place, belief systems and accompanying rituals; how it may be used as a marker of the identity and mechanisms of civilising processes (often in conjunction with food and the arts); how its framing intersects with science and nature; the ideologies and power relations which arise around all these activities; and the relation of this to wine markets and public institutions. This is essential reading for researchers and students in education for the wine industry and in the humanities and social sciences engaged in understanding patterns of human ingenuity and interaction, such as sociology, anthropology, health, geography, business, tourism, cultural studies, food studies and history.

Growth and Cycles in Australia s Wine Industry

Growth and Cycles in Australia   s Wine Industry
Author: Kym Anderson,Nanda R. Aryal
Publsiher: University of Adelaide Press
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1925261093
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growth and Cycles in Australia s Wine Industry Book Excerpt:

A Statistical Compendium, 1843 to 2013

Tasting the Past

Tasting the Past
Author: Kevin Begos
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN: 1616208236
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tasting the Past Book Excerpt:

"A vintner’s blend of science, history, travel, and tantalizing drink recommendations." --Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist In search of a mysterious wine he once tasted in a hotel room minibar, journalist Kevin Begos travels along the original wine routes—from the Caucasus Mountains, where wine grapes were first domesticated eight thousand years ago, crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, and then America—and unearths a whole world of forgotten grapes, each with distinctive tastes and aromas. We meet the scientists who are decoding the DNA of wine grapes, and the historians who are searching for ancient vineyards and the flavors cultivated there. Begos discovers wines that go far beyond the bottles of Chardonnay and Merlot found in most stores and restaurants, and he offers suggestions for wines that are at once ancient and new.

Routledge Handbook of Wine Tourism

Routledge Handbook of Wine Tourism
Author: Saurabh Kumar Dixit
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 1097
Release: 2022-11-25
ISBN: 1000642321
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Wine Tourism Book Excerpt:

Wine tourism or enotourism or oenotourism or winery tourism or vinitourism is a special interest tourism that empowers local culture and spawns business opportunities for the local community. The comprehensive Routledge Handbook of Wine Tourism offers a thorough inquiry into both regular and emerging issues of wine tourism. Modern wine tourism extends beyond the mere cultivation of grapes and the production and selling of wine. The Routledge Handbook of Wine Tourism examines the complex interplay of market profiling, sustainable regional development, and innovative experiential marketing constructs which, when successful, contribute to the growth and sustainable evolution of global wine tourism. This handbook examines how the success of various enotourism events such as vineyard visits, winery tours, wine festivals and wine trails can stimulate the development of wine-producing regions and territories. Incorporating the latest philosophies and research themes, this handbook will be an essential reference for students, researchers, academics and industry practitioners of hospitality and tourism, gastronomy, management, marketing, cultural studies, development studies, international business and for encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries.

The Grape Genome

The Grape Genome
Author: Dario Cantu,M. Andrew Walker
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2019-11-13
ISBN: 3030186016
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grape Genome Book Excerpt:

This book describes the current state of international grape genomics, with a focus on the latest findings, tools and strategies employed in genome sequencing and analysis, and genetic mapping of important agronomic traits. It also discusses how these are having a direct impact on outcomes for grape breeders and the international grape research community. While V. vinifera is a model species, it is not always appreciated that its cultivation usually requires the use of other Vitis species as rootstocks. The book discusses genetic diversity within the Vitis genus, the available genetic resources for breeding, and the available genomic resources for other Vitis species. Grapes (Vitis vinifera spp. vinifera) have been a source of food and wine since their domestication from their wild progenitor (Vitis vinifera ssp. sylvestris) around 8,000 years ago, and they are now the world’s most valuable horticultural crop. In addition to being economically important, V. vinifera is also a model organism for the study of perennial fruit crops for two reasons: Firstly, its ability to be transformed and micropropagated via somatic embryogenesis, and secondly its relatively small genome size of 500 Mb. The economic importance of grapes made V. vinifera an obvious early candidate for genomic sequencing, and accordingly, two draft genomes were reported in 2007. Remarkably, these were the first genomes of any fruiting crop to be sequenced and only the fourth for flowering plants. Although riddled with gaps and potentially omitting large regions of repetitive sequences, the two genomes have provided valuable insights into grape genomes. Cited in over 2,000 articles, the genome has served as a reference in more than 3,000 genome-wide transcriptional analyses. Further, recent advances in DNA sequencing and bioinformatics are enabling the assembly of reference-grade genome references for more grape genotypes revealing the exceptional extent of structural variation in the species.

Ome wide Studies of Grapevine Fruit Composition and Responses to Agro environmental Factors in the Era of Systems Biology

Ome wide Studies of Grapevine Fruit Composition and Responses to Agro environmental Factors in the Era of Systems Biology
Author: José Tomás Matus,Simone Diego Castellarin,Giovanni Battista Tornielli
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2019-12-06
ISBN: 2889632113
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ome wide Studies of Grapevine Fruit Composition and Responses to Agro environmental Factors in the Era of Systems Biology Book Excerpt:

Fruits play a substantial role in the human diet as a source of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and a wide range of molecules relevant to health promotion and disease prevention. The characterization of genes involved in the accumulation of these molecules during fruit development and ripening, and in the overall plant’s response to the environment, constitutes a fundamental step for improving yield- and quality-related traits, and for predicting this crop’s behavior in the field. This is certainly the case for grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.), one of the most largely cultivated fruit crops in the world. The cultivation of this species is facing challenging scenarios driven by climate change – including increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), solar radiation, and earth surface temperature, and decreases of water and nutrient availability. All these events will potentially affect the grapevine phenology, physiology, and metabolism in many growing regions and ultimately affect the quality of their fruits and of the most important derived product, the wine. The sequencing of the grapevine genome has given rise to a new era, characterized by the generation of large-scale data that requires complex computational analyses. Numerous transcriptomic and metabolomic studies have been performed in the past fifteen years, providing insights into the gene circuits that control the accumulation of all sorts of metabolites in grapevines. From now on, the integration of two or more ‘omics’ will allow depicting gene-transcript-metabolite networks from a more holistic (i.e. systems) perspective. This eBook attempts to support this new direction, by gathering innovative studies that assess the impact of genotypes, the environment, and agronomical practices on fruits at the ‘ome’-scale. The works hereby collected are part of a Research Topic covering the use of ‘omics’-driven strategies to understand how environmental factors and agronomical practices – including microclimate modification (e.g. sunlight incidence or temperature), water availability and irrigation, and postharvest management – affect fruit development and composition. These studies report well-settled transcriptomic and metabolomic methods, in addition to newly-developed techniques addressing proteome profiles, genome methylation landscapes and ionomic signatures, some of which attempt to tackle the influence of terroir, i.e. the synergic effect of (micro)climate, soil composition, grape genotype, and vineyard practices. A few reviews and opinions are included that focus on the advantages of applying network theory in grapevine research. Studies on vegetative organs in their relation to fruit development and on fruit-derived cell cultures are also considered.

The Penguin History of Modern China

The Penguin History of Modern China
Author: Jonathan Fenby
Publsiher: Penguin Global
Total Pages: 762
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Penguin History of Modern China Book Excerpt:

Documents the history of modern China and its evolution from a turbulent, troubled nation in the mid-nineteenth century to a powerful global economic, cultural, and political force in the twenty-first century.

Halliday Wine Companion 2017

Halliday Wine Companion 2017
Author: James Halliday
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2016-08-04
ISBN: 1743584482
Category: Wine and wine making
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Halliday Wine Companion 2017 Book Excerpt:

The Halliday Wine Companion is the guide to Australian wine. Written by respected wine authority, critic and vigneron James Halliday, the book is keenly anticipated by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers each year, and is recognised nationally as the industry benchmark.

The 2017 Halliday Wine Companion has been completely revised to bring you up-to-the-minute information, with over 9000 wines tasted for this edition. In his inimitable style, James Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes, each with vintage-specific ratings and advice on optimal drinking as well as each wine’s closure, alcohol content and price.

The Halliday Wine Companion also discusses wineries and winemakers, featuring exciting new wineries for 2017, and includes information on vineyard sizes, opening times and contact details. The Halliday Wine Companion is an indispensable reference from the country’s leading wine authority and a must-have guide for anyone visiting a winegrowing region, or wanting to replenish their cellar or wine rack.

The North Carolina Winegrape Grower s Guide

The North Carolina Winegrape Grower s Guide
Author: E. Barclay Poling
Publsiher: NC State Extension
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Grapes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The North Carolina Winegrape Grower s Guide Book Excerpt:

The grape and wine industry in North Carolina is now worth in excess of $30 million dollars. To assist North Carolina growers in the production of quality grapes for quality wines, a newly revised guide has been written for winegrape growers, called the North Carolina Winegrape Grower's Guide. This publication provides grape growers with practical information about choosing an appropriate site for a vineyard, establishment, and operation of commercial vineyards in North Carolina. It includes a new chapter on spring frost control and examines the pros and cons of active frost protection systems.

Cue

Cue
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York (N.Y.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cue Book Excerpt: