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Wine Science - Principles and Applications (Hardcover, 4th edition): Wine Science - Principles and Applications (Hardcover, 4th edition)
R3,010 R2,190 Discovery Miles 21 900 Save R820 (27%) In stock

With its three previous best-selling editions, "Wine Science "has proven to be an extensive account of the three central tenets of wine science: grape cultivation, wine production, and wine assessment. This fourth edition presents the latest updates on current wine production methods in a framework that explains the use, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of alternate procedures. Ronald Jackson's wealth of experience is matched by his ability to effectively communicate, making this book ideal for those seriously interested in the science of wine as well as professionals, professors and students.

New to this edition: *Expanded coverage of micro-oxidation and the cool prefermentative maceration of red grapes *The nature of the weak fixation of aromatic compounds in wine - and the significance of their release upon bottle opening *New insights into flavor modification post bottle *Shelf-life of wine as part of wine aging *Winery wastewater management

Updated topics including: *Precision viticulture, including GPS potentialities *Organic matter in soil *Grapevine pests and disease *History of wine production technology

Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking - Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture (Paperback): Britt Karlsson, Per Karlsson Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking - Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture (Paperback)
Britt Karlsson, Per Karlsson; Translated by Roger Tanner 1
R418 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R87 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"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 organisations and from private organisations. 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. It sets out clearly what a winemaker is allowed to do, including processes, additives and chemicals, and looks at the potential long-term benefits of going organic or biodynamic. This is an invaluable introduction to sustainable winemaking for all wine professionals and enthusiasts. Winner of the 'Best Wine Book for Professionals 2012' in Sweden and the 'World's Best Drinks (wine) Education Book', runner-up, 2012.

Natural Wine - An Introduction to Organic and Biodynamic Wines Made Naturally (Hardcover, Second edition): Isabelle Legeron Natural Wine - An Introduction to Organic and Biodynamic Wines Made Naturally (Hardcover, Second edition)
Isabelle Legeron 1
R428 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R115 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Find out more about natural wine-made naturally from organically or biodynamically grown grapes - from leading authority Isabelle Legeron MW. Wine-making has become ever-more unnatural, from the use of blanket crop-spraying in vineyards, to the over-use of sulfites and additives in the cellar, but luckily there is another way, as Master of Wine Isabelle Legeron explains. Isabelle, who campaigns for natural wine around the world and runs the hugely successful RAW wine fairs in London, Berlin and New York, reveals why the finest, most authentic wines are those made naturally. While currently not regulated by an official definition, natural wines are made from sustainably farmed, organic (or biodynamic) grapes, with nothing removed or added during winemaking, bar at most a dash of sulfites. It is good old-fashioned grape juice fermented into wine - just as nature intended. If you care about what's in your glass, want to explore unique flavours, or are keen to support small-scale producers, then you need to know more about natural wine, and where to find it. The second edition of this consumer guide to natural wine has been fully updated, and explains the processes involved, introduces you to some of the growers, and suggests over 140 of the best wines for you to try. "A joyous celebration of all that Legeron believes is good and pure in the world of wine and wine production." TLS Shortlisted for the Andre Simon Food & Drink Awards 2015. the Fortnum and Mason Food & Drink Awards 2014, and the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2015.

Journey Through Wine: An Atlas - 56 Countries, 100 Maps, 8000 Years of History (Hardcover): Adrien Grant Smith Bianchi, Jules... Journey Through Wine: An Atlas - 56 Countries, 100 Maps, 8000 Years of History (Hardcover)
Adrien Grant Smith Bianchi, Jules Gaubert-Turpin
R415 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R81 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Welcome to your tour of the wine-growing world. Wine has rolled its barrel from the shores of the Black Sea to the mountains of the Andes, following humans and their dreams. But just how did a Pyrenean grape variety end up in Uruguay? And by what means were grapevines able to reach Japan?

This book goes back through time to retrace the grape s conquest of the world, stopping in each wine-making country, from the oldest (Georgia) to the most recent (Poland), to discover wines past and present, while looking to future producers in places such as Tahiti and Sweden.

The atlas works on a spread-by-spread basis. For each region there is a large-scale, specially drawn map, an overview of the area's history of wine production and a list of its main grape varieties, along with details of its world ranking in production volume, annual production, proportion of black and white grapes produced, month of the grape harvest, date of first viticulture (and which culture brought it) and suggestions of appelations to taste. The end section contains further statistics and information on grape varieties, characteristics and terroirs.

This large-scale publication, encompassing 56 countries, 100 maps and 8,000 years of wine history, is a tour de force in wine publishing.

Innovation and Technological Catch-Up - The Changing Geography of Wine Production (Paperback): Elisa Giuliani, Andrea Morrison,... Innovation and Technological Catch-Up - The Changing Geography of Wine Production (Paperback)
Elisa Giuliani, Andrea Morrison, Roberta Rabellotti
R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since the beginning of the 1990s, the supremacy of `Old World' countries (France and Italy) in the international wine market has been challenged by new players, such as Australia, Argentina, Chile and South Africa, which are recording stunning performances in terms both of export volume and value. This book demonstrates that such a spectacular example of catch-up goes beyond simply copying new technologies; it entails creative adaptation and innovation, and introduces a new growth trajectory in which consistent investments in research and science play a key role.

Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery (Hardcover, New): John C. Hartsock Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery (Hardcover, New)
John C. Hartsock
R407 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R84 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In 1998, Gary and Rosemary Barletta purchased seven acres of land on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. Descending to the west from the state route that runs along on the ridge overlooking the lake, the land was fertile, rich with shalestone and limestone bedrock, and exposed to moderating air currents from the lake. It was the perfect place to establish a vineyard, and the Barlettas immediately began to plant their vines and build the winery about which they had dreamed for years.

The Barlettas' story, as John C. Hartsock tells it, is a window onto the world of contemporary craft winemaking, from the harsh realities of business plans, vineyard pests, and brutal weather to the excitement of producing the first vintage, greeting enthusiastic visitors on a vineyard tour, and winning a gold medal from the American Wine Society for a Cabernet Franc. Above all, Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery describes the connection forged among the vintner, the vine, and terroir. This ancient bond, when tended across the cycle of seasons, results in excellent wines and the satisfaction, on the part of the winemaker and the wine enthusiast, of tasting a perfect harvest in a single glass.

Today, Long Point Winery sits on seventy-two acres (eight of which are under cultivation with vinifera grapes) and produces sixteen varieties of wine, a number of which are estate wines made from grapes grown on their property. With interest in winemaking continuing to grow, the Barlettas' experience of making award-winning wines offers both practical advice for anyone running (or thinking of running) their own winery, whether in the Finger Lakes or elsewhere, as well as insights into the challenges and joys of pursuing a dream.

Innovation and Technological Catch-Up - The Changing Geography of Wine Production (Hardcover): Elisa Giuliani, Andrea Morrison,... Innovation and Technological Catch-Up - The Changing Geography of Wine Production (Hardcover)
Elisa Giuliani, Andrea Morrison, Roberta Rabellotti
R2,045 Discovery Miles 20 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since the beginning of the 1990s, the supremacy of `Old World' countries (France and Italy) in the international wine market has been challenged by new players, such as Australia, Argentina, Chile and South Africa, which are recording stunning performances in terms both of export volume and value. This book demonstrates that such a spectacular example of catch-up goes beyond simply copying new technologies; it entails creative adaptation and innovation, and introduces a new growth trajectory in which consistent investments in research and science play a key role.

Phylloxera - How Wine Was Saved for the World (Paperback, New ed): Christy Campbell Phylloxera - How Wine Was Saved for the World (Paperback, New ed)
Christy Campbell 2
R279 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R86 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A historical investigation into the mysterious bug that wiped out the vineyards of France and Europe in the 1860s - and how one young botanist eventually `saved wine for the world'. In the early 1860s, vines in the lower Rhone valley, and then around Bordeaux, inexplicably began to wither and die. Panic seized France, and Jules-Emile Planchon, a botanist from Montpellier, was sent to investigate. Magnifying glass in hand, he discovered the roots of a dying vine covered in microscopic yellow insects. The tiny aphid would be named Phylloxera vastatrix - 'the dry leaf devastator'. Where it had come from was utterly mysterious, but it advanced with the speed of an invading army. As the noblest vineyards of France came under biological siege, the world's greatest wine industry tottered on the brink of ruin. The grand owners fought the aphid with expensive insecticide, while peasant vignerons simply abandoned their ruined plots in despair. Within a few years the plague had spread across Europe, from Portugal to the Crimea. Planchon, aided by the American entomologist Charles Riley, discovered that the parasite had accidentally been imported from America. He believed that only the introduction of American vines, which appeared to have developed a resistance to the aphid, could save France's vineyards. His opponents maintained that this would merely assist the spread of the disease. Meanwhile, encouraged by the French government's offer of a prize of 300,000 gold francs for a remedy, increasingly bizarre suggestions flooded in, and many wine-growing regions came close to revolution as whole local economies were obliterated. Eventually Planchon and his supporters won the day, and phylloxera-resistant American vines were grafted onto European root-stock. Despite some setbacks - the first fruits of transplanted American vines were universally pronounced undrinkable - by 1914 all vines cultivated in France were hybrid Americans. Phylloxera is an entertaining, revealing and frequently astonishing account of one of the earliest and most successful applications of science to an ecological disaster.

Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing (Hardcover): Mark A Matthews Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing (Hardcover)
Mark A Matthews
R645 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R165 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Wine is a traditional product with traditional explanations. Oft-romanticized, Old World notions of how to create fine wine have been passed down through generations and continue to dominate popular discussions of wine quality. However, many of these beliefs predate science and remain isolated from advances in the understanding of how crops grow and fruit ripens. Allegiance to them has frequently impeded open-minded investigation into how grapevines interact with the environment, thus limiting innovation in winegrowing. In Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing, Mark A. Matthews applies a scientist's skepticism and scrutiny to examine widely held beliefs about viticulture. Is terroir primarily a marketing ploy that obscures understanding of which environments really produce the best wine? Is reducing yield an imperative for high quality grapes and wine? What does it mean to have vines that are balanced or grapes that are physiologically mature? Matthews explores and dissects these and other questions to debunk the myths of winegrowing that may be holding us back from achieving a higher wine quality.

General Viticulture (Hardcover, 2nd edition): A.J. Winkler, James A. Cook, W.M. Kliewer, Lloyd A. Lider General Viticulture (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
A.J. Winkler, James A. Cook, W.M. Kliewer, Lloyd A. Lider
R1,314 R981 Discovery Miles 9 810 Save R333 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Wherever grapevines are cultivated, this book will be welcome because it fills a long-standing need for a clear, concise treatment of modern viticulture. During the past fifty years, more progress has been made in the science and art of growing grapes for table use and raisin or wine production than in any previous century. This new edition has been revised throughout. The chapters on vine structure, vine physiology, the grape flower and berry set, development and composition of grapes, and means of improving grape quality add to our knowledge of the vine and its functions. The text is designed to enable those concerned with either vine or fruit problems to arrive at considered diagnoses. The student will find the text and the cited references a comprehensive source of information. The grape and allied industries should welcome the updating of the major portion of the book.Here the emphasis is on modern practices in vineyard management in arid and semi-arid regions - with special reference to California. Full and detailed treatment is provided or propagation, supports, training young vines, pruning, cultivation and chemical weed control, irrigation, soil management, diseases and pests, and harvesting, packing and storage. The practices recommended in the book are based on the extensive research conducted in California and elsewhere by the authors and their distinguished colleagues.Examples of practices based on experiments are: methods of propagation which by-pass the usual one-year-in-the-vine-nursery; pruning as related to leaf area and time of leaf functioning, and its effect on berry set and fruit development; virus disease control through thermotherapy and soil fumigation; pests held in check by sanitary, chemical, and biological procedures; and, irrigation practices as related to soil texture. Tissue analysis are employed as guidelines indicating the mineral deficiencies or excesses of vines. Machine harvesting of raisins (with cane cutting) and some wine grape varieties with problems are described. The regional recommendations for table and raisin varieties are based on log years of observations, while those for wine grapes are the results of studies of the interrelation of variety and the heat summation of the different climatic areas. No one concerned with the cultivation of grapes can afford to be without this book.

Growing Vines to Make Wines (Paperback): Nick Poulter Growing Vines to Make Wines (Paperback)
Nick Poulter
R168 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R29 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book is a fully updated amalgamation of two previously published titles - Growing Vines (1972) and Wines from your Vines (1974). It is concise, yet detailed, and covers all aspects from planting the vines through cropping and vinification to enjoying the final product. The quality of English wine is constantly improving and this book will help the amateur to produce high-quality wine from home-grown grapes providing the right varieties are used and the simple rules followed.

California Celebrity Vineyards - From Napa to Los Olivos in Search of Great Wine (Paperback): Nick Wise California Celebrity Vineyards - From Napa to Los Olivos in Search of Great Wine (Paperback)
Nick Wise
R499 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R118 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While they travelled the world for their first book, Celebrity Vineyards,here authors Nick Wise and Linda Sunshine focus on California, the land of abundance, creativity, winemaking, and, of course, celebrities.This new volume is filled with details of their travels, the wines they tasted, and the incredible men and women they met, all recounted in loving and often humorous detail. Includes interviews with artist Molly Chappellet and retired basketball player Yao Ming, actor Kurt Russell, golfers Luke Donald and Jack Nicklaus and legendary football coach Mike Ditka. The authors also revisited filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.Written for fans of wine, travel, and the rich and famous, California Celebrity Vineyards is a fascinating journey that will delight, charm, and educate your palate and your knowledge of winemaking.

Organic Backyard Vineyard the (Paperback, REV and Expande): Tom Powers Organic Backyard Vineyard the (Paperback, REV and Expande)
Tom Powers
R379 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R88 (23%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Interest in wine shows no signs of slowing down wine tours, tastings, and vacations are now common and homeowners often have space dedicated to their collection. The logical next step? Learning to grow and make your own. In "The Organic Backyard Vineyard" expert Tom Powers walks the small grower through the entire process of growing grapes, with a month-by-month maintenance guide covering all regions of the U.S. and Canada. He explains everything a beginning grape grower needs to know: how to design and build a vineyard, how to select grapes for each region, how to maximize yield using organic maintenance techniques, how to build a trellis, how to harvest at peak flavor, and how to store grapes for winemaking. Updated from his self-published version, this edition includes organic growing information and all new photography. "The Organic Backyard Vineyard" features everything a wine lover needs to build and care for a backyard vineyard."

An Unlikely Vineyard - The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir (Paperback): Deirdre Heekin An Unlikely Vineyard - The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir (Paperback)
Deirdre Heekin
R487 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R117 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Named one of the Best Wine Books of 2014 by The New York Times, An Unlikely Vineyard tells the evolutionary story of Deirdre Heekin's farm from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape that melds with its natural environment. Is it possible to capture landscape in a bottle? To express its terroir, its essence of place--geology, geography, climate, and soil--as well as the skill of the winegrower? That's what Heekin and her chef/husband, Caleb Barber, set out to accomplish on their tiny, eight-acre hillside farm and vineyard in Vermont. But An Unlikely Vineyard involves much more. It also presents, through the example of their farming journey and winegrowing endeavors, an impressive amount of information on how to think about almost every aspect of gardening: from composting to trellising; from cider and perry making to growing old garden roses, keeping bees, and raising livestock; from pruning (or not) to dealing naturally with pests and diseases. As Eric Asimov, chief wine critic for The New York Times, writes, "I love this book, which conveys beautifully why the best wine is, at heart, an agricultural expression." Challenged by cold winters, wet summers, and other factors, Deirdre and Caleb set about to grow not only a vineyard, but an orchard of heirloom apples, pears, and plums, as well as gardens filled with vegetables, herbs, roses, and wildflowers destined for their own table and for the kitchen of their small restaurant. They wanted to create, or rediscover, a sense of place, and to grow food naturally using the philosophy and techniques gleaned from organic gardening, permaculture, and biodynamic farming. Accompanied throughout by lush photos, this gentle narrative will appeal to anyone who loves food, farms, and living well.

Joy of Home Wine Making (Paperback): Terry A Garey Joy of Home Wine Making (Paperback)
Terry A Garey
R232 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R71 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Port and sharries, whites, reds, roses and melomels -- make your own wine without owning a vineyard!

If you can follow a simple recipe, you can create delectabletable wines in your own home. It's fun, it's easy-and the resultswill delightfully complement your favorite meals and provide unparalleledpleasure by the glass when friends come calling. You don't have tore-create Bordeaux in your basement to be a successful home vintner-you can make raisin wine and drink it like sherry, or use it to accent yourChinese cooking. Raspberry or apricot wine lend themselves to deliciousdesserts. And if you are interested in more exotic concoctions,rhubarb champagne is the ultimate treat.

The Joy of Home Winemaking is your comprehensive guide to:

  • the most up-to-date techniques and equipment
  • readily available and affordable ingredients and materials
  • aging, bottling, racking, blending, and experimenting
  • dozens of original recipes for great-tasting fruit wines,
  • spice wines, herb wines, sparkling wines, sherries, liqueurs
  • even homemade soda pop!
  • a sparkling brief history of winemaking
  • helpful illustrations and glossary
  • an extensive mail-order resource section
Winemaking - Fermenting, Pressing, Bottling, and Aging: An Introduction to Oenology (Paperback): Karl Yendell Winemaking - Fermenting, Pressing, Bottling, and Aging: An Introduction to Oenology (Paperback)
Karl Yendell
R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 In stock
The Grape Grower - A Guide to Organic Viticulture (Paperback): Lon Rombough The Grape Grower - A Guide to Organic Viticulture (Paperback)
Lon Rombough
R645 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R174 (27%) In stock

Grapes are the most popular and widely grown fruit in the world. From the tropics to Alaska, grapes will grow successfully in almost every climate. Whether you raise them for fresh eating, or for making wine, juice, or jellies and preserves, the right grapes will reward you with abundant crops for a modest investment of time and effort. Now for the first time comes a book for grape growers who wish to use organic growing methods to raise healthy, thriving vineyards in the backyard or on a small commercial scale. The Grape Grower distills the broad knowledge and long-time personal experience of Lon Rombough, one of North America's foremost authorities on viticulture. From finding and preparing the right site for your vineyard to training, trellising, and pruning vines to growing new grapes from seeds and cuttings, The Grape Grower offers thorough and accessible information on all the basics. The chapters on grape species, varieties, and hybrids are alone worth the price of a college course in viticulture. Technical information on the major (and minor) insect pests and diseases that affect grapes, as well as their organic controls, makes this book an invaluable reference that readers will turn to again and again. Rombaugh also provides a wealth of information on hardy but little-known grapes that are native to North America, and on a wide range of topics, including: pruning neglected or overgrown vines growing grapes on arbors and in greenhouses controlling animal pests in the vineyard bunch grapes and muscadine grapes for the South winter protection, and how to increase the hardiness of grapes creating your own new varieties

Great Wine Terroirs (Hardcover): Jacques Fanet Great Wine Terroirs (Hardcover)
Jacques Fanet; Created by Beatrice de Verdiere 1
R1,083 R819 Discovery Miles 8 190 Save R264 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"The vine and its wine are a great mystery. Only the vine reveals to us what is the real taste of the earth," writes Colette. In this sumptuously illustrated and wonderfully informative book, Jacques Fanet invites us on an entertaining tour of the world's most celebrated winegrowing regions to discover the characteristics of the bond that ties the vine to its place of birth: the terroir. "Terroir "is a uniquely French term for the subtle interaction of natural factors and human skills that define the characteristics of each winegrowing region.
Interviewing growers and researchers in France, Spain, Italy, California, Chile, Australia, and South Africa, Fanet looks for the soil in the soul of each wine. He takes us back millions of years to show how movements in the ancient bedrock, faults, mountain building, tidal flow, sedimentation, and volcanic activity contribute to the precise and individual character of each terroir, making the great winegrowing regions what they are today. "Great Wine Terroirs "provides wine enthusiasts with everything they will want to know about different soils and climates, the relationship between international grape varieties and the soil in which they grow, and how these factors affect the taste of the wines.
Color geological illustrations and timelines support the text and explain key phenomena. Fanet also provides a glossary, geographical index, and index of soil types and grape varieties. He explains enological practices and their effect on the terroirs and answers questions such as why the Chateauneuf plateau, almost 300 feet about the Rhone Valley, is surrounded by river alluvia and why there are fossilized oysters in the soils of Chablis. Thoseinterested in the wine of California will find a lively discussion of the Napa Valley, with a detailed explanation of how the San Andreas fault, the Sierra Nevada, and the Great Central Valley have all played a part in creating the most spectacular wine-producing region on the continent.

Principles of Brewing Science - A Study of Serious Brewing (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): George J. Fix Principles of Brewing Science - A Study of Serious Brewing (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
George J. Fix
R531 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R145 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The science and mystique of what makes truly great beer is explored with logic and order. The long-awaited second edition of the George Fix classic looks at ways in which fundamental science impacts brewing. This comprehensive and highly technical study bridges the gap between professional brewing texts and standard texts on chemistry, biochemistry and thermodynamics. Recent major developments in brewing science have been significant, especially in the most crucial determinants of beer flavour quality -- fermentation and oxidation. Dr Fix pays special attention to basic chemical pathways used by bacteria and wild yeast, chemical changes that occur during malting, and the application of gas laws to carbonation and dispensation. This is a book no brewer should be without.

Understanding Vineyard Soils (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Robert E. White Understanding Vineyard Soils (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Robert E. White
R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils, published in 2009, has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture, and is a major resource for professionals in the industry. However, the subject is not static-new developments are occurring in the field all the time. For example, the 'organic movement' in viticulture continues to grow in importance and the emphasis on wine quality relevant to quantity is changing in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness about 'soil health' and methods to assess it, which is often associated primarily with the biological status of the soil. Many commercial laboratories offer an extensive range of tests for soil (biological) health, the relevance of which is not clear to many growers. However, the development of new tools for characterizing soil microorganisms and identifying the specific functions of taxonomic groups is an exciting area of research that may offer answers to some of these questions in the future. This second edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates and developments in vineyard and soil management practices. Just like the first edition, Understanding Vineyard Soils introduces readers from all backgrounds to the principles of viticulture.

Trait� Th�orique Et Pratique Sur La Culture de la Vigne. Tome 1 (�d.1801) (French, Paperback, 1801 ed.): Jean Antoine... Trait� Th�orique Et Pratique Sur La Culture de la Vigne. Tome 1 (�d.1801) (French, Paperback, 1801 ed.)
Jean Antoine Claude Chaptal
R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
�tude Des Vignobles de France - R�gions Du Centre-Nord, Du Nord Et Du Nord-Ouest (�d.1868) (French, Paperback, 1868 ed.):... �tude Des Vignobles de France - R�gions Du Centre-Nord, Du Nord Et Du Nord-Ouest (�d.1868) (French, Paperback, 1868 ed.)
Jules Guyot
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Grossman's Guide to Wines, Beers, and Spirits (Hardcover, 7th Edition, Revised and Updated): Harold J. Grossman, Harriet... Grossman's Guide to Wines, Beers, and Spirits (Hardcover, 7th Edition, Revised and Updated)
Harold J. Grossman, Harriet Lembeck
R3,684 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R3,184 (86%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The definitive reference book on wines, beers, and spirits for more than thirty-five years, this seventh edition of Grossman's Guide has been thoroughly updated and revised by Harriet Lembeck, 'an assiduous and respectful disciple of Mr. Grossman' (Philadelphia Inquirer). Each section, from how wines are made to liquor merchandising, now contains the most recent information on new techniques, new regulations, and current trends in public taste.

The Sober Revolution - Appellation Wine and the Transformation of France (Hardcover): Joseph Bohling The Sober Revolution - Appellation Wine and the Transformation of France (Hardcover)
Joseph Bohling
R902 R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Save R156 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne. The names of these and other French regions bring to mind time-honored winemaking practices. Yet the link between wine and place, in French known as terroir, was not a given. In The Sober Revolution, Joseph Bohling inverts our understanding of French wine history by revealing a modern connection between wine and place, one with profound ties to such diverse and sometimes unlikely issues as alcoholism, drunk driving, regional tourism, Algeria's independence from French rule, and integration into the European Economic Community. In the 1930s, cheap, mass-produced wines from the Languedoc region of southern France and French Algeria dominated French markets. Artisanal wine producers, worried about the impact of these "inferior" products on the reputation of their wines, created a system of regional appellation labeling to reform the industry in their favor by linking quality to the place of origin. At the same time, the loss of Algeria, once the world's largest wine exporter, forced the industry to rethink wine production. Over several decades, appellation producers were joined by technocrats, public health activists, tourism boosters, and other dynamic economic actors who blamed cheap industrial wine for hindering efforts to modernize France. Today, scholars, food activists, and wine enthusiasts see the appellation system as a counterweight to globalization and industrial food. But, as The Sober Revolution reveals, French efforts to localize wine and integrate into global markets were not antagonistic but instead mutually dependent. The time-honored winemaking practices that we associate with a pastoral vision of traditional France were in fact a strategy deployed by the wine industry to meet the challenges and opportunities of the post-1945 international economy. France's luxury wine producers were more market savvy than we realize.

Advances in Legume Systematics Part 3 (Paperback): C.H. Stirton Advances in Legume Systematics Part 3 (Paperback)
C.H. Stirton
R1,131 R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Save R186 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Papers on methods, systematics, anatomy and morphology, physiology and phytogeography, presented by authorities such as M. Lavin, I.K. Ferguson and S.C. Tucker.

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