Best Enology & Viticulture Books

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1. Word Search for Kids Ages 6-8: 100 Word Search Puzzles (Search and Find)

Author: by Word Adventure Books
105 pages

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Are you looking for a fun way to boost your child’s learning while providing hours of screen-free entertainment? This book of word search puzzles is the perfect choice. Brain games are a proven, engaging, and fun way to learn: Reading speed, word association, vocabulary, spelling, and other subjects are improved with word search activities.

And using a pen or pencil to complete the puzzles engages certain parts of your child’s brain that digital products do not. 100 word search puzzles: The large number of puzzles means hours of screen-free entertainment for your young learner. They are designed specifically for this age group (6-8) and were created by college-educated, native English speakers.

Kid-friendly themes and categories with illustrations: Superheroes, ocean life, family, food, and camping are just some of the 100 categories and themes of these wordsearch puzzles. Every puzzle has a different theme and category, which helps develop word association and general language arts skills.

2. Wine from Grape to Glass

Author: by Jens Priewe
Abbeville Press
320 pages

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Any student who has ever logged credits in a viticulture and enology class knows Bird’s book. It is the most widely assigned wine science primer in the English speaking world. This completely revised and updated edition to Bird’s classic textbook deciphers all the new scientific advances that have cropped up in the last several years, and conveys them in his typically clear and plainspoken style that renders even the densest subject matter freshman-friendly.

New material includes: expanded section on the production of red, rose, white, sweet, sparkling and fortified wines; information on histamine, flash detente, maceration, whole bunch and whole berry fermentation; expanded chapter on wine faults, including Brettanomyces; new section on HACCP analysis as applied to a winery; and much more.

4. Viticulture – 2nd Edition: An introduction to commercial grape growing for wine production

Author: by Mr Stephen Skelton MW

179 pages

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GRAPE-GROWING IN 168 PAGES. “Viticulture” is an introduction to the professional world of growing grapes for wine production and is aimed at the serious student in the wine trade, WSET Diploma student or Master of Wine candidate.

It is also aimed at anybody considering owning or planting a vineyard who wants a basic primer to the subject. It is written in an easy-to-read style, arranged in fourteen relatively short chapters and illustrated with over 100 photographs and charts.

It covers every aspect of viticulture, starting with a chapter on vine physiology, continuing via varieties and rootstocks, vineyard establishment, and the annual cycle in the vineyard and ending with pests, diseases and vine nutrition. The book is all you need to know about grapegrowing in 168 pages and since it was first published in 2007 has sold over 10,000 copies all around the world.

The 2nd Edition, published in late 2019, has been updated to take account of modern developments in vine growing.

5. Wine: A Tasting Course: Every Class in a Glass

Author: by Marnie Old

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Demystify wine with the ultimate visual course for wine lovers. Can’t smell honeysuckle in that glass of sauvignon blanc, or wondering which end of a bottle of chianti is the nose? With this immersive guide to all things wine you’ll soon become an expert.

Discover which wines you like and why, read about the journey from grape to glass, and build on your understanding with vibrant infographics in this fresh take on the world of wine. Easy to understand and jargon-free, this no-nonsense book will help you to appreciate talking, tasting, and enjoying wine in everyday life.

Explore red wines and white, and those all-important food and wine pairings, then get to grips with grape varieties and regions. Drink alongside your discoveries with fun wine tasting tests that cover wines from all over the world and learn key wine facts in “Did you know” boxes.

Wine: A Tasting Course is perfect for anyone looking for a practical guide to wine tasting that focuses on enjoying and understanding wine for yourself, rather than for others.

6. Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine

Author: by Maximillian Potter
304 pages

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Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a fascinating plot to destroy the vines of La Romance-Conti, Burgundy’s finest and most expensive wine. In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed proprietor of the Domaine de la Romance-Conti, the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world, received an anonymous note threatening the destruction of his priceless vines by poisona crime that in the world of high-end wine is akin to murderunless he paid a one million euro ransom.

Villaine believed it to be a sick joke, but that proved a fatal miscalculation and the crime shocked this fabled region of France. The sinister story that Vanity Fair journalist Maximillian Potter uncovered would lead to a sting operation by some of France’s top detectives, the primary suspect’s suicide, and a dramatic investigation.

This botanical crime threatened to destroy the fiercely traditional culture surrounding the world’s greatest wine. Shadows in the Vineyard takes us deep into a captivating world full of fascinating characters, small-town French politics, an unforgettable narrative, and a local culture defined by the twinned veins of excess and vitality and the deep reverent attention to the land that runs through it.

7. Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture

Author: by Britt and Per Karlsson
Floris Books
264 pages

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“We constantly notice when we are out talking to winemakers in different wine regions that more and more producers pay attention to how what they do in the vineyard affects the environment. Many winemakers that we meet start the process of ‘converting’ to organic farming.

There are rules for what that means – what an organic farmer can do and what is forbidden – rules that come both from public or government organizations and from private organizations. In addition, people also talk more and more about other related approaches: biodynamic winemaking, natural wines, sustainable farming.

In this book we explain them all.” Organic farming, biodynamic wine, natural wines, sustainable winemaking: what do all these concepts really mean, and what benefits can they bring to winemakers? This comprehensive book by two renowned wine experts explains the rules, the do’s and don’t’s of organic, biodynamic and natural wine production, both outside in the vineyard and in the wine cellar.

8. Crush: The Triumph of California Wine

Author: by John Briscoe
University of Nevada Press
368 pages

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Winner, TopShelf Magazine Book Awards Historical Non-fiction Finalist, Northern California Book Awards General Non-Fiction Look.Smell.Taste.Judge. Crush is the 200-year story of the heady dream that wines as good as the greatest of France could be made in California.

A dream dashed four times in merciless succession until it was ultimately realized in a stunning blind tasting in Paris. In that tasting, in the year of America’s bicentennial, California wines took their place as the leading wines of the world.

For the first time, Briscoe tells the complete and dramatic story of the ascendancy of California wine in vivid detail. He also profiles the larger story of California itself by looking at it from an entirely innovative perspective, the state seen through its singular wine history.

With dramatic flair and verve, Briscoe not only recounts the history of wine and winemaking in California, he encompasses a multidimensional approach that takes into account an array of social, political, cultural, legal, and winemaking sources. Elements of this history have plot lines that seem scripted by a Sophocles, or Shakespeare.

9. The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass – 3rd edition

Author: by Jamie Goode
224 pages

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An up-to-the-moment new edition of Jamie Goode’s celebrated wine science book. A thoroughly revised and updated third 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, an 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 engagingly discusses a wide range of topics including terroir, the influence of soils on wine flavor, breeding new resistant grape varieties, the effects of climate change on grape growing, the role of yeasts and bacteria in winemaking, and much more.

10. Concepts in Wine Technology

Author: by Yair Margalit
Wine Appreciation Guild
320 pages

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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.

11. Wine Grape Varieties in California

Author: by L. Peter Christensen
188 pages

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This beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for growers, vintners, and enthusiasts. Inside you’ll find information on ripening periods for 53 varieties grown in California, ripening dates of varieties by period and growing district, and detailed illustrations of grapevine structure. Most valuable of all is the discussion of the 36 major wine grape varieties grown in the state.

Every variety receives an overview of synonyms, source, physical characteristics, harvest periods and methods, and winery use. Each variety is highlighted by close-up photography of its clusters, leaves, and leaf shoots.

12. Stars in a Glass: Making Méthode Champenoise Sparkling Wine

Author: by Pedro Vargas
Bowker (May 26, 2020)
78 pages

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Around the world Champagne or Sparkling Wine remains a magical and ethereal beverage. Once the drink of kings, royalty and czars it is now the beverage of choice for celebrations of all kinds. And to many, it is their preferred drink for any occasion.

The production methods have been closely guarded by the champagne houses and sparkling wine producers and add to the mystique. But now, an easy to understand guide to making high-quality sparkling wine is available. This book is a detailed production manual for making Mthode Champenoise sparkling wine.

It is loaded with time saving details and how-to knowledge that will show you how to make high quality sparkling wine. You will learn what equipment is needed, how to configure it and how to quickly start making your very own sparkling wine.

Written in an easy to understand style by professional winemaker Pedro Vargas, the book is chock full of practical information.

13. Viticulture (Second Edition): Everything you need to know about growing grapes, with 100 illustrations

Author: by Stephen Skelton MW
March 20, 2020

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This second edition of Viticulture is an introduction to the professional world of growing grapes for wine production and is aimed at the serious student in the wine trade, WSET Diploma student or Master of Wine candidate. It is also aimed at anybody considering owning or planting a vineyard who wants a basic primer on the subject.

It is written in an easy-to-read style, arranged in fourteen relatively short chapters and illustrated with 100 photographs and charts. It covers every aspect of viticulture, starting with a chapter on vine physiology, continuing via varieties and root stocks, vineyard establishment, and the annual cycle in the vineyard and ending with pests, diseases and vine nutrition.

Viticulture is all you need to know about grape growing. Since it was first published in 2007 it has sold more than 10,000 copies all around the world. This second edition, published in 2019 as a book and in 2020 as an ebook, has been updated to take account of modern developments in vine growing.

14. Wine, Terroir and Climate Change

Author: by John Gladstones
290 pages

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This book is a scientific analysis of the soil and climatic factors affecting wine grape production, and thus, ultimately, wine itself. It provides a reasoned basis for the term ‘terroir’, and critically examines the science of climate change and how it could affect viticulture and winemaking.

Dr John Gladstones is an internationally recognised authority on climate and viticulture, and among other achievements was instrumental in the establishment of the Margaret River wine district in Western Australia. ‘For anyone interested in the future interaction between climate, climate change and viticulture, this book simply has to be read.

Dr John Gladstones’s painstaking research is the foundation for his equally carefully constructed conclusions that robustly challenge mainstream opinions.James Halliday

15. The Philosophy of Wine (British Library Philosophy of series)

Author: by Ruth Ball
British Library Publishing
112 pages

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An apt gift for oenophiles everywhere, this book includes chapters on the development of wine production, from the use of casks to bottles to the switch from feet to presses, as well as tracing the global shift of wine production from traditional wine-producing regions to emerging wine exporters.

With a selective focus on unexpected facts and lesser-known characters connected with wine, from the Greek gods of wine to the monks who created Champagne and the ingenious ways French winemakers protected priceless vintages during wartime, this gift edition explores the historical influences that have shaped our drinking taste.