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A Complete Guide to Quality in Small-Scale Wine Making

As the wine industry has experienced a period of rapid global expansion, there is a renewed emphasis on quality and consistency even within the small winery industry. Written for the small production program, A Complete Guide to Quality in Small-Scale Wine Making is for the novice to intermediate level winemaker seeking foundational information in chemistry and sensory science as they relate to wine quality at a technical level.

Drawing from personal experience as well as scientific literature, this book introduces the core concepts of winemaking before delving into methods and analysis to provide practical insights into creating and maintaining quality in the wine product.


Those launching or involved with small winery production.

Introductory level winemaking courses whether in an academic or a technical setting. Such a course would normally be taken by both winemaking and viticultural students. It would also suit adult education

Hardbound, 224 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-408081-2


  • "...not only explains the processes of producing low volume wine, but also how to avoid problems that put all the work and capital at risk....provides a straightforward understanding of the factors that contribute to wine quality at a technical level."--FST Magazine, February 2015


  • 1. Introduction to the Table Winemaking Process

    2. Flavours and aromas in foods and beverages

    3. Wine Chemistry

    4. Safety

    5. Table wine production

    6. Microbiology & Methods

    7. Harvest Protocols

    8. Winery Protocols

    9. Principals of analysis

    10. Essential analyses

    11. Quality assurance, teaching and research

    12. Sample statistics




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