A Complete Guide to Quality in Small-Scale Wine Making

A Complete Guide to Quality in Small-Scale Wine Making

2nd Edition - August 1, 2023

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  • Authors: John Considine, Elizabeth Frankish, Michael Considine
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323992879

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A Complete Guide to Quality in Small-Scale Wine Making, Second Edition is the first and only book to focus specifically on the challenges relevant to non-industrial scale production of optimal wine with a scientifically rigorous approach. Fully revised and updated with new insights on the importance of all aspects of the production of consistent, quality wine, this book includes sections on organic wine production, coverage of the selection and culturing of yeast, and the production of sparkling, ‘methode champenois’ and fortified wines. The new edition includes insights into the latest developments in flavor chemistry, production protocols, NIR and FTIR for multipurpose analysis and microplate and PCR procedures, and IR methods for essential analysis among others. Written by an expert team with real-world experience and with a multi-cultural approach, this text will provide a complete guide to all the stages of the winemaking process and evaluation, and clearly explains the chemistry that underpins it all.

Key Features

  • Fully revised and updated, each chapter includes new insights and latest information
  • Presents fully referenced, tested and proven methods
  • Elaborates on the chemistry to enable understanding of the processes and the impact of variation


Students and practitioners in all aspects of the wine industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to the Wine Making Process
    2. The Human Interactions
    3. Wine Composition and Chemistry
    4. Quality Assurance, Systems and Safety, and their Cultural Drivers
    5. Wine Production Processes
    6. Wine Microbiology and Methods
    7. Fruit Composition, Quality and Harvest Protocols
    8. Winemaking Protocols
    9. Analytical Principals
    10. Experiments for the Winemaker
    11. Key Analyses
    12. Analyses for Quality Assurance, Teaching and Research

Product details

  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: August 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323992879

About the Authors

John Considine

John Considine has had a lifetime of association with viticulture and for most of his professional life has been associated with viticulture. He has served on national R&D boards and on state authorities. His particular interest in wine grew from a large collaborative research project on the interface between viticulture and the composition and quality of Chardonnay for wine in the Margaret River Region of Western Australia. This text grew out of a course he developed for undergraduate and mature-age postgraduate students.

Affiliations and Expertise

East Victoria Park, WA, Australia

Elizabeth Frankish

Elizabeth Frankish is a food safety consultant with extensive experience in diagnostic microbiology and risk management for the food industry, including the horticulture, seafood, dairy, and meat sectors. With qualifications in agricultural science and experience in business and project management, she has delivered practical solutions to companies large and small to meet the challenges of microbial contamination, product development, monitoring programs, and training needs from a holistic perspective. She has helped develop numerous food safety guidelines for horticulture and continues to pursue her passion for prevention of food safety incidents through better understanding of the interactions between food systems and their microbial flora.

Affiliations and Expertise

Microserve Laboratory Pty Ltd, WA, USA

Michael Considine

Michael Considine presently holds a Future Fellowship in the School of Molecular Sciences, The University of Western Australia and leads the horticultural food quality program in the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia. A key interest is in the role of micronutrients (principally flavonoids) in human health and redox signals as regulators of plant development.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Fellow, School of Molecular Biology, The University of Western Australia, Australia

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