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 Book Title  Price in US$
NEW authoritative and indispensible reference book
Wine Grapes:
A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours

1,280 pages
Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, José Vouillamoz
Using cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and incorrect) synonyms, this book examines grapes and wine as never before. Complete, alphabetically presented profile of all grape varieties of relevance to wine, charting the relationships between them and including unique family trees, characteristics in the vineyard and what the wines made from them taste like.

Enclosed in cloth binding and slipcover box, with eight-page gatefolds that reveal the family trees, and a rich variety of full-color illustrations from Viala and Vermorel's century-old classic ampelography.

“One of the most significant books ever published about grapes and wine, in any language. Frankly, I cannot imagine that professionally minded people associated with grape and wine production would not want a copy on their bookshelf.” ~Dr. Richard Smart

A series of lab books in an easy-to-use format for wineries.
Chemical Analysis of Grapes & Wine: Techniques & Concepts (2nd edition)
115 pages
P. Iland, N. Bruer, G. Edwards, S. Weeks & E. Wilkes
Comprehensive theory and practice of major chemical analyses of grape and wine.

Monitoring the Winemaking Process from Grapes to Wine: Techniques & Concepts (2nd edition)
120 pages
P. Iland, N. Bruer, A. Ewart, A. Markides & J. Sitters
Concepts, tests and techniques used by winemakers throughout the winemaking process for wine style and quality control.

Microbiological Analysis of Grapes and Wine: Techniques and Concepts
120 pages
P. Iland, P. Grbin, M. Grinbergs, L. Schmidtke, & A. Soden
An introduction to microbiology in winemaking; serves as a resource for lab personnel and winemakers

Wines of Eastern North America: From Prohibition to the Present — A History and Desk Reference
350 pages
Hudson Cattell
This book presents a comprehensive history of the growth of the industry in the East from Prohibition to today. Multiple appendixes include the origin of grapes used for wine in the East, the crosses used in developing the French hybrids and other varieties, how the grapes were named, and the types of wines made in the East and when.

A Taste of the World of Wine
212 pages
Iland, Gago, Caillard, Dry
Comprehensive and practical guide of the history of wine, viticulture and winemaking practices, how to taste wine, and the characteristics of the major wine styles of the world. Includes maps, wine style guides, tasting clues, and over 300 photographs.

Cooperage for Winemakers
112 pages
Geoffrey Schahinger, Bryce Rankine
Revised edition of manual about construction, maintenance, and use of oak barrels.

Diseases & Pests Disorders
106 pages
Department of Primary Industries & Resources, South Australia
A practical manual for identifying, preventing, and controlling diseases and pests. Each section has information on identifying, monitoring, and controlling the disease or pest, and is copiously illustrated in full color. The emphasis is on providing practical advice to growers, but the book will prove an invaluable text for students of viticulture around the world. One section of the book is devoted to spraying technique, and another gives a full list of chemicals and their application.

Diseases, Pests, & Grape Field Guide
107 pages
Magarey, MacGregor, Wachtel, & Kelly
A sturdy, laminated, pocket-sized guide, containing more than 350 full-color photographs accompanied by short, easily-read descriptions of most diseases, pests, and disorders found in the vineyard. A companion to Diseases & Pests (see listing above), contains cross-references to the larger publication, but stands alone as an easy-to-use field guide.

Micro Vinification
120 pages
M.R. Dharmadhikari, K.L. Wilker
A practical guide for home winemakers, commercial small-scale producers, and large wineries making small, experimental lots of table wine.

Soil, Irrigation & Nutrition
201 pages
P. Nicholas
Describes vineyard soil types, how to manage soil treatments, cover crops, and herbicides, optimize water quality, irrigation systems; also nutrient deficiencies and toxicities and how to manage nutritional requirements.

Sunlight into Wine
96 pages
R.Smart & M. Robinson
Quality assurance in vineyards, canopy management and economics, improvement of canopy microclimates, importance of wine grape canopies, and construction of trellis systems.

The Grapevine: from the science to the practice of growing vines for wine
320 pages
Patrick Iland, Peter Dry, Tony Proffitt, Steve Tyerman
The Grapevine: from the science to the practice of growing vines for wine’ explores the links between the scientific principles and the practice of viticulture. It contains 320 A4 full-colour pages of viticulture theory and practices, research and practical case studies and 290 coloured diagrams/photographs and 74 tables.

Vineyard Simple
118 pages
Tom Powers
Provides a clear outline with diagrams and color photos on how to build and maintain your own vineyard.

Viticulture, Vol. I — Resources
New Edition!

211 pages
B.G. Coombe & P.R. Dry
Resources in Australia but with worldwide application. Soils, climates, grapevine classifications, grape varieties, phenology, rootstocks, planting material, vineyard site selection, and grape berry development are discussed.

Viticulture, Vol. II — Practices in Australia
384 pages
B.G. Coombe & P.R. Dry
Grapevine propagation, vineyard establishment, pruning, canopy management, irrigation, grapevine nutrition, grape pests, disease, and protection.

Wine, Terroir and Climate Change
279 pages
John Gladstones
An eagerly anticipated successor to Viticulture and Environment. A scientific analysis of the climatic factors affecting wine grape production. It provides a reasoned basis for the term 'terroir', and examines how future climate change may alter current thinking about viticulture and winemaking. Dr John Gladstones is an internationally recognised authority on climate and viticulture.

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