The issue concentrates on the history and current production practices unique to the specialty wines. This includes fortified wines, such as ports, sherries, sparkling wines, and distinctive table wines, such as vin santo, botrytised, and carbonic maceration wines.

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Food scientists in academia and industry and professional nutritionists and dietitians

Table of Contents

Carbonic Maceration Wines

I. Introduction

II. Historical Development

III. Distinctive Sensory Characteristics

IV. Economic Interest and Importance of Carbonic Maceration in the World

V. Carbonic Maceration Winemaking Process

VI. Specific Characteristics of Grape Berries in Carbonic Maceration: Anaerobic Metabolism

VII. Originality of Grape-Berry Ripening

VIII. Conclusions


Sherry Wines

I. Introduction

II. Winemaking Process

III. Microbiota of the Flor Film

IV. Changes in the Chemical Composition of Sherry Wines During the Biological and Oxidative Aging

V. Aroma and Sensory Characteristics of Sherry Wines: Evolution During Aging

VI. New Trends in Sherry Winemaking Technology

VII. Conclusion and Future Trends


Vin Santo

I. General definition and production areas

II. History

III. Italian Vin Santo

IV. Production rules: Italian and European Union regulations

V. Production and marketing

VI. The making Vin Santo

Mead Production

I. Introduction

II. Honey Characterization

III. Mead Production

IV. Final Considerations

Port Wine

I. Introduction

II. The Douro Demarcated Region

III. The Benefício

IV. Wine Production

V. Types of Port Wines

VI. Chemical Composition


Botrytized Wines

I. Introduction

II. The Main Types of Botrytized Wines

III. Noble Rot

IV. Production of Botrytized Wines

V. Health Related Aspects of Botrytized Wines

VI. Summary and Conclusions


Distinctive Characteristics of Madeira Wine Regarding Its Traditional Winemaking and Modern Analytical Methodol


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