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Wine Production & Quality

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Keith Grainger and Hazel Tattersall

This comprehensive guide explores the techniques of wine production in the
vineyard and winery, and considers their impact upon the taste, style and quality
of wine in the bottle.

Part 1 of the book provides a structured yet easily readable understanding of wine production, from
vine to bottle. The impact of natural factors, including climate and soil, is considered, together with
the decisions made and work undertaken in the vineyard and winery.

Part 2 looks at quality in wines: the concepts and techniques of tasting are detailed, along
with the challenges in recognising and assessing quality. Also discussed are the steps producers may
take, and the limitations they may face, in creating quality wines.

Award: Gourmand Award for the Best Wine Book in the World for Professionals in 25 Years

Reviews:
'The authors excel in communicating complex processes in language that is straightforward to
comprehend without being guilty of oversimplification.' - Circle Update

'Scholarly without being dull, it's fascinating without getting over-technical. This book comes highly
recommended, a masterclass in communicating the diversity of wine' - Wine Alchemy

'A lot of information has been assembled in a generally logical and orderly fashion. It's a textbook,
first and foremost, designed for students studying wine as they prepare for exams - Jancis Robinson

Available in hardback and as an e-book.

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Gourmand Award for the Best Wine Book in the World for Professionals in 25 Years. This comprehensive guide explores the techniques of wine production in the vineyard and winery, and considers their impact upon the taste, style and quality of wine in the bottle.