Managing Wine Quality - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081020678, 9780081020685

Managing Wine Quality

2nd Edition

Volume I: Viticulture and Wine Quality

Editors: Andrew Reynolds
eBook ISBN: 9780081020685
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081020678
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 620
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Table of Contents

Part 1 - Understanding Grape and Wine Sensory Attributes
1. Volatile aroma compounds and wine sensory attributes
2. Wine taste and mouthfeel
3. Wine colour

Part 2 - Measuring Grape and Wine Properties
4. Practical methods of measuring grape quality
5. Instrumental analysis of grape, must and wine
6. Advances in microbiological quality control of wine
7. Sensory analysis of wine
8. Wine authenticity, traceability and safety monitoring

Part 3 - Viticulture Technologies, Grape Composition and Wine Quality Attributes
9. Terroir: The effect of the physical environment on vine growth, grape ripening and wine sensory attributes
10. Genetic and genomic approaches to improve grape quality for winemaking
11. Viticultural and vineyard management practices and their effects on grape and wine quality
12. Precision viticulture: Managing vineyard variability for improved quality outcomes
13. Fungal contaminants in the vineyard and wine quality; Controlling ochratoxin A in the vineyard and winery
14. Advances in grape processing equipment
15. Advances in grape harvesting methods
16. Concerns about global warming and its impact on viticulture


The sensory qualities and stability of wines are influenced by many aspects of both grape production and winemaking. Worldwide research in the fields of viticulture and oenology help to elucidate the scientific basis of quality variation in wine and suggest changes in viticulture and oenology practices. Bringing together authoritative contributions from experts across the world’s winemaking regions the two fully revised volumes of Managing Wine Quality review developments of importance to wine producers, researchers, and students.

Volume I: Viticulture and Wine Quality opens with chapters reviewing current understanding of wine aroma, colour, taste and mouthfeel. Part two focuses on the measurement of grape and wine properties. Topics covered include instrumental analysis of grape, must and wine, sensory evaluation and wine authenticity and traceability. The effects of viticulture technologies on grape composition and wine quality attributes are the subject of part three. Terroir, viticultural and vineyard management practices, fungal contaminants and grape processing equipment are among the areas discussed. New chapters in this volume cover advances in grape harvesting methods, with extensive coverage of grape harvesting for both red and white wines. In addition there is coverage on the potential impacts of global warming on wine quality.

With a focus on recent studies, advanced methods and likely future technologies the fully updated second edition is an essential reference for all those involved in viticulture and oenology wanting to explore new methods, understand different approaches and refine existing practices.

Key Features

  • Reviews current understanding of wine aroma, colour, taste and mouthfeel
  • Details the measurement of grape and wine properties through instrumental analysis, must and wine, and sensory evaluation
  • Examines viticulture and vineyard management practices, fungal contaminants and processing equipment


Industry Professionals within the wine industry (both from a grape farming perspective and a wine making perspective). R&D technologists, innovation teams, technicians and product development chemists. Academia Researchers and academics in the fields of viticulture and oenology. Post-graduate students studying viticulture and oenology


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About the Editors

Andrew Reynolds Editor

Prof. Reynolds has had a long and distinguished career in Oenology. His career has included a position as Research Scientist for Agriculture Canada in British Columbia and, since 1997, a faculty position at Brock University. He is well known for his research into canopy management, the impacts of site and soil on flavour, irrigation and water relations, geomatics and the use of GPS/GIS and remote sensing for studying terroir. He is the author of over a hundred published articles and has been the editor of two award-winning titles on wine science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Brock University, Canada