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Wine Tasting & Making
The following books are recommended by the Nestle Librarians. Click on the catalog record link to see where a particular book is located- many of these books will be located in the ILR Library or Geneva Library.
- Wine Science: Principles and ApplicationsThis is an ebook available in full-text online. Understand the three pillars of wine science---- grape culture, wine production, and sensory evaluation-- in the third edition of this bestselling title. From grape anatomy to wine and health, this book includes coverage of material not found in other enology or viticulture texts including details on cork and oak, specialized wine making procedures, and historical origins of procedures. Jackson uniquely breaks down sophisticated techniques, allowing the reader to easily understand wine science processes.
- The Vintner's Art byCall Number: ILR: TP548 .J648x 1992Publication Date: 1992Johnson and James Halliday explore this fast-moving new world, looking at the influence of tradition, the effects of modern technology, and the latest thinking of winemakers from every continent. This is an essential book. Beautiful, absorbing, and entertaining,The Vintner's Artcombines the best in wine writing with dramatic modern design, using graphics and superb photography.
- Wine Grapes: Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including their Origins and Flavours byCall Number: Geneva: SB388 .R593 2012Publication Date: 2012Using cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and incorrect) synonyms, this book examines grapes and wine as never before. Here is a complete, alphabetically presented profile of all grape varieties of relevance to the wine lover, charting the relationships between them and including unique and astounding family trees, their characteristics in the vineyard, and--most important--what the wines made from them taste like.
- The Chemistry and Biology of Winemaking byCall Number: Geneva: TP548 .H688 2007Publication Date: 2007The Chemistry and Biology of Winemaking not only discusses the science of winemaking but also aims to provide the reader with a wider appreciation of the impact of oenology on human society. Beginning with a history of wine the book discusses a wide range of topics, with particular emphasis on the organisms involved. Starting with the role of yeast in fermentation, it goes on to discuss so-called 'killer yeasts', lactic acid bacteria and the role that genetically modified organisms may have in the future.
- Windows on the World Complete Wine Course byCall Number: ILR: TP548 .Z73 2009Publication Date: 2009Introduces wine drinkers to the wine styles and classification systems of all of the major wine regions of the world.Kevin traveled to eighty wine regions in twenty countries, tasting more than 4,000 wines and meeting 500 winemaking professionals. The book includes Wine Basics, Tasting Wine, Matching Wine and Food, Frequently Asked Questions About Wine, and a Selected Glossary. Zraly goes region-by-region, with the wines organized from simple to complex. Readers will experience the best wines and a wide diversity of tastes, styles, regions, and countries.
- Wine for Dummies byCall Number: ILR: TP548 .M465x 2006Publication Date: 2006It begins with the basic types of wine, how wines are made, and more. Then it gets down to specifics: How to handle snooty wine clerks, navigate restaurant wine lists, decipher cryptic wine labels, and dislodge stubborn corks How to sniff and taste wine How to store and pour wine and pair it with food Four white wine styles: fresh, unoaked; earthy; aromatic; rich, oaky Four red wine styles: soft, fruity, and relatively light-bodied; mild-mannered, medium-bodied; spicy; powerful, full-bodied, and tannic What's happening in the "Old World" of wine and What's how (and what's not) in the New World of Wine.
- Secrets of the Sommeliers byCall Number: ILR: TX925 .P35 2010Publication Date: 2010A fascinating exploration of the inside world of sommeliers. The authors interviewed the elite of the sommelier community, and their colleagues' insights, recommendations, and entertaining stories are woven throughout, along with Parr's own takes on his profession and favorite winemakers and wines. Along the way, the authors give an immersion course in tasting and serving wine; share strategies for securing hard-to-find bottles at a good price and identifying value sweetspots among the many regions.
The following print guides for information about purchasing wines. They are recommended by librarians at the Nestlé Library. Click on the catalog record link for location information (including call numbers).
- The Wine Spectator. (The annual January issue of the Wine Spectator is dedicated as a buying guide).
- Beverage Media. (Annual).