Synopses & Reviews
Praise for the First Edition
and#147;Winemaking these days is a complicated process that cannot always be understood intuitively. Fortunately Jamie Goodeand#8217;s The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass explains some of the terms that critics toss around. . . . Mr. Goode manages to make then lively and provocative.and#8221;and#151;Eric Asimov, New York Times
A thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition of this essential and groundbreaking reference gives a comprehensive overview of one of the most fascinating, important, and controversial trends in the world of wine: the scientific and technological innovations that are now influencing how grapes are grown and how wine is made. Jamie Goode, a widely respected authority on wine science, details the key scientific developments relating to viticulture and enology, explains the practical application of science to techniques that are used around the world, and explores how these issues are affecting the quality, flavor, and perception of wine. The only complete and accessibly written resource available on the subject, The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass engagingly discusses a wide range of topics including terroir, biodynamics, the production of and#147;naturaland#8221; or manipulation-free wines, the potential effect of climate change on grape growing, the health benefits of wine, and much more. A must-have reference for a wide audience of students, winemakers, wine professionals, and general readers interested in the science of wine.
The Second Edition features:
* A fresh new design with 100 color illustrations throughout
* Discussions of some of the most hotly debated issues including genetically modified grapevines, sulphur dioxide, the future of cork, and wine flavor chemistry
* New chapters on soils and vines, the science of grape varieties, oxygen management and wine quality, red wine production techniques, and the role of language to describe the subtleties of taste
"If you are into the esoterica of wine making, this book is a must."
"A splendid read for serious wine fans."
"Reads like a novel. The author writes of wine as an expert, but without ever tiring his reader. . . . It's a fascinating book, easy to read, sure to interest specialists and knowledgeable nonspecialists alike. Read a chapter now and again throughout the summer, and all year long."
"It's a splendid read."
Praise for the First Edition
and#147;Lively and provocative.and#8221;
Eric Asimov, New York Times
and#147;I learnt a humbling amount from Goodeand#8217;s book.and#8221;
Jancis Robinson, Financial Times
and#147;Mr. Goode has written one of the most enlightening and clearheaded wine books to appear in years. . . . This is a wine book youand#8217;ll actually read and reread.and#8221;
Matt Kramer, New York Sun
and#147;In a conversational style, Goode investigates every current major technical issue about wine and some philosophical ones as well.and#8221;
W. Blake Gray, San Francisco Chronicle
and#147;Goodeand#8217;s readable prose makes even the most technical subjects accessible. For anyone interested in more than just drinking wine, this is a must-read.and#8221;
and#147;Itand#8217;s been a long time since I picked up a wine book of any stripe and learned as much as I did and had as entertaining a time doing it.and#8221;
Allen Meadows, Burghound
and#147;The best book ever addressed to amateurs on the complicated,and these days sometimes contentious, technical aspects of wine. Jamie Goode is well informed, clear, simple, and lively.and#8221;
The Art Of Eating
and#147;Thorough, fascinating, and comprehensive. . . .A perfect mix of science and humanity, not unlike wine itself.and#8221;
About the Author
Jamie Goode is the wine columnist for the UK national newspaper The Sunday Express and he also writes for The World of Fine Wine, Wines and Vines, Wine Business International, Wine and Spirits, and Sommelier Journal. He is coauthor of Authentic Wine: Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking (UC Press). The first edition of The Science of Wine was the 2006 Glenfiddich Drink Book of the Year.