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Creating Wine - The Emergence of a World Industry, 1840-1914 (Hardcover): James Simpson Creating Wine - The Emergence of a World Industry, 1840-1914 (Hardcover)
James Simpson
R1,029 R833 Discovery Miles 8 330 Save R196 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Today's wine industry is characterized by regional differences not only in the wines themselves but also in the business models by which these wines are produced, marketed, and distributed. In Old World countries such as France, Spain, and Italy, small family vineyards and cooperative wineries abound. In New World regions like the United States and Australia, the industry is dominated by a handful of very large producers. This is the first book to trace the economic and historical forces that gave rise to very distinctive regional approaches to creating wine.

James Simpson shows how the wine industry was transformed in the decades leading up to the First World War. Population growth, rising wages, and the railways all contributed to soaring European consumption even as many vineyards were decimated by the vine disease phylloxera. At the same time, new technologies led to a major shift in production away from Europe's traditional winemaking regions. Small family producers in Europe developed institutions such as regional appellations and cooperatives to protect their commercial interests as large integrated companies built new markets in America and elsewhere. Simpson examines how Old and New World producers employed diverging strategies to adapt to the changing global wine industry.

"Creating Wine" includes chapters on Europe's cheap commodity wine industry; the markets for sherry, port, claret, and champagne; and the new wine industries in California, Australia, and Argentina.

Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry (Hardcover, 2011 ed.): Mervyn Smyth, James Russell, Tony Milanowski Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry (Hardcover, 2011 ed.)
Mervyn Smyth, James Russell, Tony Milanowski
R4,508 R3,691 Discovery Miles 36 910 Save R817 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry fully documents all aspects of the modern solar winery, beginning with the main drivers (environmental, economic and political) and detailing the current winemaking industry and solar technologies available. It details the various energy demands in the winemaking process from harvest to bottling and beyond. Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry catalogues the range of wineries globally that have installed a substantial solar collecting system and uses case study material to give the reader an appreciation of the diversity of solar winery facilities. From large industrial-style wineries to boutique family-run wineries; from new state-of-the-art facilities to 15th-century palaces, the application for solar is limitless. The book deals finally with the physical design, installation and operation of the solar system within the winery environment, detailing the equipment, methodologies, processes and concerns that must be addressed in their creation. This presents the reader with a range of solar design and system options, including: generic system type; installation; mounting arrangements; operation; different module and inverter components and configurations; connection; and finance. Owners, managers and planners involved in the design, building or management of a winemaking facility will derive particular benefit from Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry, but it will also be of interest to anyone with an interest in the wine or solar industries.

Wine and Tourism - A Strategic Segment for Sustainable Economic Development (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Marta Peris-Ortiz, Maria... Wine and Tourism - A Strategic Segment for Sustainable Economic Development (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Marta Peris-Ortiz, Maria De La Cruz Del Rio Rama, Carlos Rueda-Armengot
R3,015 R2,491 Discovery Miles 24 910 Save R524 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The aim of this book is to show how wine tourism can be used as a model for sustainable economic development, driving economic growth and social development in some locations. It will explore the interaction between tourism and viticulture in wine tourism destinations, while also explaining some of the repercussions of these activities. This book covers various topics including regional development, environmental management, sustainable viticulture, quality management in wineries and wine tourism routes among others. Wine tourism, which combines two important yet distinct economic activities (i.e., tourism and viticulture), has recently emerged as a new tourism product driven by tourists' search for new experiences and wineries' need to diversify their businesses and seek new revenue streams to boost sales. This new form of tourism, which typically takes place in rural areas and which combines wine production with tourist activities, is becoming important for such regions by providing a complementary income source. It provides a model for sustainable economic development for these regions, which for various reasons may otherwise struggle to develop. Featuring cases and business implications from various locations, this book provides an important source of knowledge-both theoretical and practical-suitable to academics, scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the tourism sector and the wine industry.

Social Sustainability in the Global Wine Industry - Concepts and Cases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Sharon L. Forbes, Tracy-Anne... Social Sustainability in the Global Wine Industry - Concepts and Cases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Sharon L. Forbes, Tracy-Anne De Silva, Armand Gilinsky, Jr.
R1,339 Discovery Miles 13 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book examines the social dimension of sustainability in the wine industry. Social sustainability focuses on people and communities. Contributors explore topics such as philanthropy, poverty, natural disasters, communication, and wine tourism from a global perspective using research and case studies in developed and developing countries. This edited book provides researchers, academics, practitioners and students with varied perspectives of social sustainability in the global wine industry.

Handbook of Enology, Volume 1 - The Microbiology of Wine and Vinifications (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Pascal Ribereau-Gayon,... Handbook of Enology, Volume 1 - The Microbiology of Wine and Vinifications (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Pascal Ribereau-Gayon, Denis Dubourdieu, B. Doneche, A. Lonvaud
R4,114 R3,869 Discovery Miles 38 690 Save R245 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The "Microbiology" volume of the new revised and updated "Handbook of Enology" focuses on the vinification process. It describes how yeasts work and how they can be influenced to achieve better results. It continues to look at the metabolism of lactic acid bacterias and of acetic acid bacterias, and again, how can they be treated to avoid disasters in the winemaking process and how to achieve optimal results. The last chapters in the book deal with the use of sulfur-dioxide, the grape and its maturation process, harvest and pre-fermentation treatment, and the basis of red, white and speciality wine making.

The result is the ultimate text and reference on the science and technology of the vinification process: understanding and dealing with yeasts and bacterias involved in the transformation from grape to wine. A must for all serious students and practitioners involved in winemaking.

Yeasts in the Production of Wine (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Patrizia Romano, Maurizio Ciani, Graham H. Fleet Yeasts in the Production of Wine (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Patrizia Romano, Maurizio Ciani, Graham H. Fleet
R5,323 Discovery Miles 53 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

It is well established that certain strains of yeasts are suitable for transforming grape sugars into alcohol, while other yeast strains are not suitable for grape fermentations. Recent progress has clearly demonstrated that the sensory profile of a wine is characteristic of each vine cultivated, and the quality and technological characteristics of the final product varies considerably due to the strains which have performed and/or dominated the fermentation process. Because of their technological properties, wine yeast strains differ significantly in their fermentation performance and in their contribution to the final bouquet and quality of wine, such as useful enzymatic activities and production of secondary compounds related both to wine organoleptic quality and human health. The wine industry is greatly interested in wine yeast strains with a range of specialized properties, but as the expression of these properties differs with the type and style of wine to be made, the actual trend is in the use of selected strains, which are more appropriate to optimize grape quality. Additionally, wine quality can be influenced by the potential growth and activity of undesirable yeast species, considered spoilage yeasts, which cause sluggish and stuck fermentation and detrimental taste and aroma in the wine.

Vega Scilia: 150 Anniversary 1864-2014 (Hardcover): Serena Sutcliffe, Harry Eyres Vega Scilia: 150 Anniversary 1864-2014 (Hardcover)
Serena Sutcliffe, Harry Eyres; Contributions by Ricca Kawai Kalderon, Johnnie Shand Kydd, Gautier Deblonde
R1,730 R1,372 Discovery Miles 13 720 Save R358 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Vega Sicilia personality not only comes from the maximum quality of the grape and the rigour involved in its manufacture, but also, and above all, from the care for detail that the Alvarez family has succeeded in transmitting to the wines. This book is a celebration of the winery's 150th anniversary, making it one of the oldest not only in Spain, but throughout Europe. Designed in the style of an artist's book, this publication shows very personal views of the winery and its wines through the eyes of three artists: Gautier Deblonde, Johnnie Shand Kydd and Ricca Kawai Kalderon. Their contribution is to give life and colour to the words of Harry Eyres ( Financial Times) and Serena Sutcliffe (Sotheby's).

Bioactive Compounds in Wine - Recent Advances & Perspectives (Hardcover): Pedro Adrian Aredes Fernandez, Maria Jose Rodriguez... Bioactive Compounds in Wine - Recent Advances & Perspectives (Hardcover)
Pedro Adrian Aredes Fernandez, Maria Jose Rodriguez Vaquero, Gisselle Raquel Apud, Maria Gilda Stivala
R3,292 Discovery Miles 32 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book addresses the role of bioactive compounds in wine and their beneficial or harmful effects on human health. The presence of bioactive compounds in wine is related to several factors like grape varieties, agroecological conditions of vineyards (terroir), the vinification process, special winemaking procedures, microbial metabolism related to the fermentative process, and other additional procedures like aging. Some bioactive compounds of wine, like peptides and phenolic compounds, are associated with beneficial effects on human health. However, another group of bioactive compounds can produce negative effects in health, like biogenic amines and mycotoxins. In general, bioactive peptides in wine derive from enzymatic microbial hydrolyses of grape proteins, yeast autolysis and bacterial nitrogenous metabolism on protein or poly-peptidic substrates. In wine, several recent studies address the role of peptides in the antihypertensive and antioxidant activities. However, wine polyphenols are considered the main responsible molecules present in wine to have beneficial effects on cardiac health and atherosclerosis, including neurological and carcinogenic illnesses. These benefits have been attributed to the antioxidant activity of these compounds. The study of the use of products and by-products generated in wine processes, which can be used in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries, is also an interesting topic addressed in this book. Additionally, this book examines the occurrence of biogenic amines in wines, which are nitrogen compounds that can exert negative effects on human health. Biogenic amines have been suggested as indicators of poor quality or sanitary conditions in wines, and their formation is frequently associated with metabolism of lactic acid bacteria involved in the winemaking process. The reduction of biogenic amines content in wine is an interesting topic nowadays, because the consumers demand products that do not contain toxic substances affecting their health. Finally, the topic about fungal diseases and contamination of grapes and wine with mycotoxins is addressed. The intake of mycotoxins above certain levels can produce toxic effects in humans and animals, from allergic responses to immunosuppression and cancer. Some mycotoxins are present only in the fungus, whereas others are excreted. Regarding wine, Ochratoxin A is the most relevant mycotoxin, being the main source of contamination in grapes with Aspergillus carbonarius and Aspergillus niger.

Cider Making From Your Garden (Paperback): Charlie Henley Cider Making From Your Garden (Paperback)
Charlie Henley
R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wine Safety, Consumer Preference, and Human Health (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas, Begona Bartolome... Wine Safety, Consumer Preference, and Human Health (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas, Begona Bartolome Sualdea
R4,395 Discovery Miles 43 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book describes emergent investigations related to wine safety and quality, showing the relationship between these concerns and consumer preferences, with a special emphasis on the beneficial effects of wine on human health. The first part of the book describes the most relevant aspects of wine safety, emphasizing the advances offered by new technologies and biotechnological progress, as well as the impact of global climate change. The second part deals with consumer preferences, a topic little discussed in previous texts, but that has gained traction not only from the scientific point of view, but also at the industrial and social level. Finally, the last section provides an opportunity for deeper recapitulation of the beneficial effects of wine and its components on human health, including novel experimental approaches and data interpretation. From the point of view of chemical and sensory complexity,as well as human health, wine is a model product that has been the focus of extensive research, with findings over the last several years being of increasing interest to winemakers, researchers and consumers.

Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry (Paperback, 2011 ed.): Mervyn Smyth, James Russell, Tony Milanowski Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry (Paperback, 2011 ed.)
Mervyn Smyth, James Russell, Tony Milanowski
R4,256 Discovery Miles 42 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry fully documents all aspects of the modern solar winery, beginning with the main drivers (environmental, economic and political) and detailing the current winemaking industry and solar technologies available. It details the various energy demands in the winemaking process from harvest to bottling and beyond. Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry catalogues the range of wineries globally that have installed a substantial solar collecting system and uses case study material to give the reader an appreciation of the diversity of solar winery facilities. From large industrial-style wineries to boutique family-run wineries; from new state-of-the-art facilities to 15th-century palaces, the application for solar is limitless. The book deals finally with the physical design, installation and operation of the solar system within the winery environment, detailing the equipment, methodologies, processes and concerns that must be addressed in their creation. This presents the reader with a range of solar design and system options, including: generic system type; installation; mounting arrangements; operation; different module and inverter components and configurations; connection; and finance. Owners, managers and planners involved in the design, building or management of a winemaking facility will derive particular benefit from Solar Energy in the Winemaking Industry, but it will also be of interest to anyone with an interest in the wine or solar industries.

Nutriwine - Wellbeing - Health - Climate Change (Paperback): Ralph Quinlan Forde Nutriwine - Wellbeing - Health - Climate Change (Paperback)
Ralph Quinlan Forde
R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Did you know wine can protect you from a heart attack? Would you like to protect yourself from diabetes? Know exactly who drinks wine with you and 80 million others? How social media is changing the face of the wine industry? Understand the history of wine and medicine and why it's good that you drink wine in moderation? NutriWine is full to the brim with the reasons why moderate wine drinking can safeguard your health and boost your wellbeing. Over 14 million conversations are now taking place in social media about wine every year. By reading NutriWine you can join in the conversation. Wine culture is also under serious threat from climate change and NutriWine explains the environmental steps being taken to save wine culture from totally vanishing in 20 years.

Managing Wine Quality - Viticulture and Wine Quality (Hardcover, New): Andrew G. Reynolds Managing Wine Quality - Viticulture and Wine Quality (Hardcover, New)
Andrew G. Reynolds
R7,160 Discovery Miles 71 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many aspects of both grape production and winemaking influence wine sensory properties and stability. Progress in research helps to elucidate the scientific basis of quality variation in wine and suggest changes in viticulture and oenology practices. The two volumes of Managing wine quality review developments of importance to wine producers, researchers, and students. The focus is on recent studies, advanced methods and likely future technologies.
The first volume 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.
With authoritative contributions from experts across the world s winemaking regions, Managing wine quality: Volume1: Oenology and wine quality is an essential reference for all those involved in viticulture and oenology wanting to explore new methods, understand different approaches and refine existing practices.
Reviews current understanding of wine aroma, colour, taste and mouthfeelDetails the measurement of grape and wine properties through instrumental analysis, must and wine, and sensory evaluationExamines viticulture and vineyard management practices, fungal contaminants and processing equipment"

Wine Microbiology - Practical Applications and Procedures (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2007): Kenneth C. Fugelsang, Charles G. Edwards Wine Microbiology - Practical Applications and Procedures (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2007)
Kenneth C. Fugelsang, Charles G. Edwards
R2,046 Discovery Miles 20 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winemaking from the vineyard to shipment of bottled product is a series of challenges for the winemaking staff. The introductory narrative is designed to be an overview, from the wine microbiologist's point of view, of those critical junctures in the process (CCPs) that are of concern in wine quality as well as intervention/control programs to address them. The second edition of Wine Microbiology builds upon the foundation of its highly successful predecessor with emphasis on modern molecular methods. Among changes and additions are: additional micrographs; chapter on laboratory safety; collection of laboratory methods; and expanded Appendices, including basic microscopy and setup of the microbiology laboratory, identification of chemical instabilities often confused with bacteria, media selection and preparation, microbiological dyes and stains, aseptic technique, estimation of population density and, lastly, and new technology for characterization/enumeration.

The Chemistry of Wine - From Blossom to Beverage and Beyond (Hardcover): David R. Dalton The Chemistry of Wine - From Blossom to Beverage and Beyond (Hardcover)
David R. Dalton
R862 Discovery Miles 8 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Poets extol the burst of aroma when the bottle is opened, the wine poured, the flavor on the palate as it combines with the olfactory expression detected and the resulting glow realized. But what is the chemistry behind it? What are the compounds involved and how do they work their wonder? What do we know? Distinct and measurable differences in terroir, coupled with the plasticity of the grape berry genome and the metabolic products, as well as the work of the vintner, are critical to the production of the symphony of flavors found in the final bottled product. Analytical chemistry can inform us about the chemical differences and similarities in the grape berry constituents with which we start and what is happening to those and other constituents as the grape matures. The details of the grape and its treatment produce substantive detectable differences in each wine. While there are clear generalities - all wine is mostly water, ethanol is usually between 10% - 20% of the volume, etc - it is the details, shown to us by Analytical Chemistry and structural analysis accompanying it, that clearly allow one wine to be distinguished from another.

Strategic Winery Tourism and Management - Building Competitive Winery Tourism and Winery Management Strategy (Hardcover): Kyuho... Strategic Winery Tourism and Management - Building Competitive Winery Tourism and Winery Management Strategy (Hardcover)
Kyuho Lee
R4,910 Discovery Miles 49 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Strategic Winery Tourism and Management: Building Competitive Winery Tourism and Winery Management Strategy presents cutting-edge knowledge and research related to strategic winery tourism and winery management. It highlights the major theories on strategic winery tourism and winery management and encompasses a variety of topics ranging from strategic winery tourism development to winery tasting room management. With chapters written by academic researchers and winery industry professionals, the purpose of the book is to explore the theoretical foundations of winery tourism and winery management. Importantly, the book taps into the following topics: Examining the impact of winery tourism on local, regional, and national economies Understanding product development and marketing for wineries as tourism entities Examining the role of special events to promote wineries, such as wine festivals and wine education programs Understanding key managerial issues on winery tasting room management Exploring winery revenue management Understanding the key theories of winery service quality management Understanding winery brand management Understanding the key concepts of financial management on winery management There have been a few books dealing with winery tourism and management in spite of the significance of the topic. The editor of the book merges winery tourism with winery management. Importantly, some topics such as winery revenue management and winery tasting room management included in the book are critical in managing a winery. This is a must-have book for students majoring in culinary and hospitality and tourism management as well as for winery industry professionals such as winery general managers and owners. The Gourmand Awards jury has announced that Strategic Winery Tourism and Management is the national book winner in its category: Best Wine Book Professionals. "This academic book structures clearly the concepts and practice of wine tourism, studying all aspects in a very broad overview. It is useful for planning and action," says Edouard Cointreau, President of the Jury, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The book will now compete in its category against winners from other countries for the Best in the World. The results will be announced on May 27 & 28, 2017 at the annual Gourmand Awards Ceremony.

Wine Reads - A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing (Hardcover, Main): Jay McInerney Wine Reads - A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing (Hardcover, Main)
Jay McInerney 1
R472 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R65 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Country & Townhouse's Best Book for Christmas, 2018 A delectable anthology celebrating the finest writing on wine. In this richly literary anthology, Jay McInerney - bestselling novelist and acclaimed wine columnist for Town & Country, the Wall Street Journal and House and Garden - selects over twenty pieces of memorable fiction and nonfiction about the making, selling and, of course, drinking of fine wine. Including excerpts from novels, short fiction, memoir and narrative nonfiction, Wine Reads features big names in the trade and literary heavyweights alike. We follow Kermit Lynch to the Northern Rhone in a chapter from his classic Adventures on the Wine Route. In an excerpt from Between Meals, long-time New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling raises feeding and imbibing on a budget in Paris into something of an art form - and discovers a very good rose from just west of the Rhone. Michael Dibdin's fictional Venetian detective Aurelio Zen gets a lesson in Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello vintages from an eccentric celebrity. Jewish-Czech writer and gourmet Joseph Wechsberg visits the medieval Chateau d'Yquem to sample different years of the "roi des vins" alongside a French connoisseur who had his first taste of wine at age four. Also showcasing an iconic scene from Rex Pickett's Sideways and work by Jancis Robinson, Benjamin Wallace and McInerney himself, this is an essential volume for any disciple of Bacchus.

World Scientific Reference On Handbook Of The Economics Of Wine (In 2 Volumes) (Hardcover): Olivier Gergaud, Orley Ashenfelter,... World Scientific Reference On Handbook Of The Economics Of Wine (In 2 Volumes) (Hardcover)
Olivier Gergaud, Orley Ashenfelter, William T. Ziemba, Karl Storchmann
R10,514 Discovery Miles 105 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the last three decades, wine economics has emerged as a growing field within agricultural economics, but also in other fields such as finance, trade, growth, environmental economics and industrial organization. Wine has a few characteristics that differentiate it from other agricultural commodities, rendering it an interesting topic for economists in general. Fine wine can regularly fetch bottle prices that exceed several thousand dollars. It can be stored a long time and may increase in value with age. Fine wine quality and prices are extraordinarily sensitive to fluctuations in the weather of the year in which the grapes were grown. And wine is an experience good, i.e., its quality cannot be ascertained before consumption. As a result, consumers often rely on 'expert opinion' regarding quality and maturation prospects.This handbook takes a broad approach and familiarizes the reader with the main research strands in wine economics.After a general introduction to wine economics by Karl Storchmann, Volume 1 focuses on the core areas of wine economics. The first papers shed light on the relevance of the vineyard's natural environment for wine quality and prices. 'Predicting the Quality and Prices of Bordeaux Wine' by Orley Ashenfelter is a classic paper and may be the first wine economics publication ever. Ashenfelter shows how weather influences the quality and the price of Bordeaux Grands Crus wine. Since the weather condition of the year when the grapes were grown is known, an econometric analysis may be constructed. It turns out this model outperforms expert opinion, i.e., critical vintage scores. At best, expert opinion reflects public information. The subsequent papers, by Ashenfelter and Storchmann, Gergaud and Ginsburgh, and Cross, Plantinga and Stavins, tackle the terroir question. That is, they examine the relevance of a vineyard's physical characteristics for wine quality and prices, but from various dimensions and with different results. Next, Alston et al. analyze a question of great concern in the California wine industry: the causes and consequences of the rising alcohol content in California wine. Is climate change the culprit?The next chapter presents three papers that apply hedonic price analyses to fine wine. Combris, Lecocq and Visser show that Bordeaux wine market prices are essentially determined by the wines' objective characteristics. Costanigro, McCluskey and Mittelhammer differentiate their hedonic analysis for various market segments. Ali and Nauges incorporate reputational variables into their pricing model and distinguish between short- and long-run price effects.The next section of this volume deals with one of the unique characteristics of wine - its long storage life, which makes it potentially an investment asset. Studying wine's increasing role as an alternative asset class, Sanning et al., Burton and Jacobsen, Masset and Weisskopf, Masset and Henderson, and Fogarty all examine the rate of return to holding wine as well as the related risks. Since these papers analyze different wines and different time periods there is no 'one message.' However, all point out that, while wine may diversify an investor's portfolio, wine's returns do not beat common stock in the long run.The last two chapters examine the role of wine experts. First, Ashenfelter and Quandt revisit the 1976 'Judgment of Paris' and show that aggregating the assessments of several judges should go beyond 'adding points.' Depending on the method employed, the results may vary, and some measure of statistical precision is essential for interpreting the reliability of the results. In two different papers, Cicchetti and Quandt respond to the necessity to provide statistical tools for the assessment of wine tastings.In a seminal paper, Hodgson reports a remarkable field experiment in which similar wines were placed before judges at a major competition. The results have the shocking implication that how medals are awarded at a major California wine fair is not far from being random. Ashton analyzes the performance of professional wine judges and finds little support for the idea that experienced wine judges should be regarded as experts.Do experts scores influence the price of wine? The answer to this question is less obvious then commonly thought since expert opinion oftentimes only repeats public information such as wine quality that results from the weather that produced the wine grapes. Hadj Ali, Lecocq, and Visser as well as Dubois and Nauges find that high critical scores exert only small effects on wine prices. However, Roberts and Reagans show that a high critical exposure reduces the price-quality dispersion of wineries.Lecocq and Visser analyze wine prices and find that 'characteristics that are directly revealed to the consumer upon inspection of the bottle and its label explain the major part of price differences.' Expert opinion and sensory variables appear to play only a minor role. In an experimental setting using two Vickrey auctions, Combris, Lange and Issanchou confirm the leading role of public information, i.e., the label remains a key determinant for champagne prices. In a provocative and widely discussed study drawing on blind tasting results of some 5,000 wines, Goldstein and collaborators find that most consumers prefer less expensive over expensive wine.Finally, Weil examines the value of expert wine descriptions and lets several hundred subjects match the wines and their descriptors. His results suggest that the ability to assign a certain description to the matching wine is more or less random.Volume 2 covers the topics reputation, regulation, auctions, and market organizational. Landon and Smith, Anderson and Schamel, and Schamel analyze the impact of current quality and reputation (i.e., past quality) on wine prices from different regions. Their results suggest that prices are more influenced by reputation than by current quality. Costanigro, McCluskey and Goemans develop a nested framework for jointly examining the effects of product, firm and collective reputation on market prices.The following four papers deal with regulatory issues in the US as well as in Europe. While Riekoff and Sykuta shed light on the politics and economics of the three-tier system of alcohol distribution and the prohibition of direct wine shipments in the US, Deconinck and Swinnen analyze the European planting rights system. The political economy of European wine regulation is then covered by Melonie and Swinnen, before Anderson and Jensen shed light on Europe's complex system of wine industry subsidies.The next chapter is devoted to wine auctions. In three different papers, Fevrier, Roos and Visser, Ashenfelter, and Ginsburgh analyze the effects of specific auction designs on the resulting hammer prices. The papers focus on multi-unit ascending auctions, absentee bidders, and declining price anomalies.The last chapter, supply and organization, is devoted to a wide range of issues. First, Heien illuminates the price formation process in the California winegrape industry. Then, Frick analyzes if and how the separation of ownership and control affects the performance of German wineries.Vink, Kleynhans and Willem Hoffmann introduce us to various models of wine barrel financing, particularly to the Vincorp model employed in South Africa. Galbreath analyzes the role of women in the wine industry. He finds that (1) women are underrepresented and (2) that the presence of a female CEO increases the likelihood of women in winemaker, viticulturist, and marketing roles in that firm. Gokcekus, Hewstone, and Cakal draw on crowdsourced wine evaluations, i.e., Wine Tracker data, and show that private wine assessments are largely influenced by peer scores lending support to the assumption of the presence of a strong herding effect.Mahenc refers to the classic model of information asymmetries and develops a theoretical model highlighting the role of informed buyers in markets that are susceptible to the lemons problem. Lastly, in their paper 'Love or Money?' Scott, Morton and Podolny analyze how the presence of hobby winemakers may distort market outcomes. Hobby winemakers produce higher quality wines, charge higher prices, and enjoy lower financial returns than professional for-profit winemakers. As a result, profit-oriented winemakers are discouraged from locating at the high-quality end of the market.

Homemade Wine for Seasonal Festivals 2015 (Paperback, 1st): Lyn Baylis Homemade Wine for Seasonal Festivals 2015 (Paperback, 1st)
Lyn Baylis
R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Concepts in Wine Technology (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Yair Margalit Concepts in Wine Technology (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Yair Margalit
R954 R750 Discovery Miles 7 500 Save R204 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Following the enormous decade-long success of his best-selling Winery Technology and Operations, physical chemist and winemaker Yair Margalit comes out with the successive Concepts in Wine Technology, fully updated and revised to meet the advances of modern winemaking. Among the extended topics are fermentation, skin contact, acid balance, phenolics, bottling, the use of oak and quality control. He begins in the vineyard discussing proper maturation, soil and climate, bunch health, vineyard disease states and grape varieties. Next he tackles the pre-harvest with a careful look at vineyard management and preparing the winery for harvest. Dr. Margalit then outlines the entire process of harvesting; from destemming, crushing and skin contact as it applies to both red and white grapes; to pressing, must correction and temperature control. Fermentation is examined fully and includes a lengthy look at the factors affecting malo-lactic fermentation and its pros and cons. There is a huge chapter on cellar operations that deals with racking, stabilization, fining, filtration, blending and maintaining winery hardware, followed by sections on barrelling and bottling. The final chapter pulls together the more general aspects of wine technology, covering sulphur-dioxides, different forms of wine spoilage and ways to ward them off, legal regulations and, one of the most important and enigmatic compounds in wine, phenolics.

Winery Utilities - Planning, Design and Operation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997): D. Storm Winery Utilities - Planning, Design and Operation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997)
D. Storm
R2,600 Discovery Miles 26 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Progress in Authentication of Food And Wine (Hardcover): Susan Ebeler, Gary Takeoka, Peter Winterhalter Progress in Authentication of Food And Wine (Hardcover)
Susan Ebeler, Gary Takeoka, Peter Winterhalter
R4,017 Discovery Miles 40 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In today's global economy there is increasing need for analytical tools to ensure the safety and integrity of our food supply. In the past five years, many issues of food adulteration (e.g., detecting the addition of melamine to foods) and authentication (e.g., confirming region of origin for wines), have reached the forefront of public and regulatory attention. This book compiles the latest research on food and beverage authentication, highlighting the analytical techniques that are being applied to a variety of complex food matrices. The chapters are written by international experts, who participated in an American Chemical Society (ACS) Symposium on "Progress in Authentication of Food and Wine" in San Francisco, CA in March 2010.

Biology of Microorganisms on Grapes, in Must and in Wine (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Helmut Koenig, Gottfried Unden, Jurgen Froehlich Biology of Microorganisms on Grapes, in Must and in Wine (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Helmut Koenig, Gottfried Unden, Jurgen Froehlich
R4,853 Discovery Miles 48 530 Out of stock

The ancient beverage wine is the result of the fermentation of grape must. This n- urally and fairly stable product has been and is being used by many human societies as a common or enjoyable beverage, as an important means to improve the quality of drinking water in historical times, as therapeutical agent, and as a religious symbol. During the last centuries, wine has become an object of scientific interest. In this respect different periods may be observed. At first, simple observations were recorded, and subsequently, the chemical basis and the involvement of microorg- isms were elucidated. At a later stage, the scientific work led to the analysis of the many minor and trace compounds in wine, the detection and understanding of the biochemical reactions and processes, the diversity of microorganisms involved, and the range of their various activities. In recent years, the focus shifted to the genetic basis of the microorganisms and the molecular aspects of the cells, including metabolism, membrane transport, and regulation. These different stages of wine research were determined by the scientific methods that were known and available at the respective time. The recent "molecular" approach is based on the analysis of the genetic code and has led to significant results that were not even imaginable a few decades ago. This new wealth of information is being presented in the Biology of Microorganisms on Grapes, in Must, and in Wine.

The Chemistry and Biology of Winemaking (Paperback): Ian S. Hornsey The Chemistry and Biology of Winemaking (Paperback)
Ian S. Hornsey
R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Someone once said that 'wine is a mixture of chemistry, biology and psychology'. It has certainly fascinated people over the centuries and without a doubt been enjoyed by many. Indeed, from its serendipitous roots as an attempt to store fruit, wine has been woven into the fabric of society; from its use in religion to today's sophisticated products sampled over a meal. The 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. This book is ideal for anyone interested in the process of winemaking and will be of particular use for those with an interest in the chemical and biological sciences.

The Art And Business Of Champagne (Paperback): Dan Ginsburg The Art And Business Of Champagne (Paperback)
Dan Ginsburg
R838 R778 Discovery Miles 7 780 Save R60 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When people raise their glasses in celebratory toasts, few are aware of all the work behind the fizz. Here is a book to open their eyes with an inside look - from the vineyard to the marketplace - at the world of champagne. Just like good wine, the book begins with the grapes: variety, growing season, harvesting and pressing method. While not attempting to be the definitive work on champagne making, this volume does enumerate all the steps and decisions that go into producing a quality champagne. Blending, bottling, aging, fermenting and storage are also discussed. With a view to practicality, the author - himself a champagne manufacturer - looks at the marketing and business concerns of champagne, including the necessity of balancing quality and timely production. Since, by definition, champagne comes only from Champagne, France, a brief history of and visitor's guide to this region is also included. The final chapters look at vintages from 1900 to 2003 as well as the various families who make it their business to produce some of the world's finest wines.

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