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A View from the Vineyard

Author and entomologist Clifford P. Ohmart brings reason and clarity to the politically loaded and amorphously defined popular world of sustainable viticulture with this unique and comprehensive examination of the subject. View from the Vineyard does much more than explain what "sustainable" means, its practical importance to the wine industry and the costs of agribusiness as usual. It provides the farmer with a realistic and achievable path to a sustainable vineyard by describing: the challenges of practicing sustainable winegrowing; where does Integrated Pest Management fit in?; how are organic and sustainable farming related?; a holistic vision for the farm; how to identify and define your farm's resources; methods for developing sustainable goals; creating a plan to achieve your holistic vision; ecosystem management and sensitive species; and understanding the vineyard as habitat. The book concludes with a self-assessment guide in which growers can easily track their progress through these transitional periods. Clifford P. Ohmart is the author of the Lodi-Winegrower's Workbook and co-editor and co-author of the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices Self-Assessment Workbook published in 2002 by the Wine Institute and California Association of Winegrape Growers. He also writes a bi-monthly column on sustainable winegrowing for Wines & Vines magazine, has authored 34 peer-reviewed research papers in international science journals and presented over 300 seminars, conference papers and symposia papers at Universities, government research organizations, and grower groups throughout the world.

Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9781935879909
  • Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Pages: 192

193587990
Price: $34.95
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Beer Is Proof God Loves Us: Reaching for the Soul of Beer
Bamforth, Charles W (Author)

Beer Is Proof God Loves Us is a funny, engaging, and downright joyous examination of the whole world of beer and brewing. Your guide, Charlie Bamforth, may be the world's #1 expert on every aspect of beer. After a worldwide search, he was selected as the first Anheuser-Busch Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis. Now, he presents the most compelling social history of beer ever written: where it came from, where the brewing business stands now, and what the future holds. In this far-reaching book, he reveals: - The extraordinary complexity and artistry that can be found in great brewing - The factors that impact beer quality and wholesomeness - Centuries-old cultural values embedded in good beer Bamforth also explains what the rise of new craft breweries means to beer drinkers and what the latest global trends will have on beer consumption. The book concludes with a look to the future, illustrating how environmental issues will change the brewing industry and addressing radical new approaches to brewing, such as Happoshu and malternatives.


013392541
Price: $25.99
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Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing

Written by one of the world's leading authorities and hailed by American Brewer as "brilliant" and "by a wide margin the best reference now available," Beer offers an amusing and informative account of the art and science of brewing, examining the history of brewing and how the brewing process has evolved through the ages. The third edition features more information concerning the history of beer especially in the United States; British, Japanese, and Egyptian beer; beer in the context of health and nutrition; and the various styles of beer. Author Charles Bamforth has also added detailed sidebars on prohibition, Sierra Nevada, life as a maltster, hopgrowing in the Northwestern U.S., and how cans and bottle are made. Finally, the book includes new sections on beer in relation to food, contrasting attitudes towards beer in Europe and America, how beer is marketed, distributed, and retailed in the US, and modern ways of dealing with yeast.


019530542
Price: $31.95
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Brewing
by Michael Lewis, Tom W. Young

Brewing is designed for those involved in the malting, brewing, and allied industries who have little or no formal training in brewing science. While some elementary knowledge of chemistry and biology is necessary, the book clearly presents the essentials of brewing science and its relationship to brewing technology. Brewing focuses on the principles and practices most central to an understanding of the brewing process, including preparation of malt, hops, and yeast; the fermentation process; microbiology and contaminants; and finishing, packaging, and flavor. The second edition gives more emphasis to engineering and technological aspects, with the three new chapters on water, engineering and analysis. Brewing, Second Edition, is both a basic text for traditional college, short, and extension courses in brewing science, and a basic reference for anyone in the brewing industry.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC Pub. Date: January 2003 ISBN-13: 9780306472749 412pp Edition Description: Second Edition Edition Number: 2

030647274
Price: $89.95
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California Vines, Wines & Pioneers
Monahan, Sherry (Author)

Grab your glass and take to the wine trail with food genealogist Sherry Monahan as she traces the roots of California's Vines, Wines & Pioneers." While cowboys and early settlers were writing the oft-told history of the Wild West, California's wine pioneers were cultivating a delicious industry. The story begins when Franciscan missionaries planted the first grapes in Southern California in 1769. Almost a century later, news of gold drew thirsty prospectors and European immigrants to California's promise of wealth. From Old World vines sprang a robust and varied tradition of wine cultivation that overcame threats of pests and Prohibition to win global prestige. Journey with Monahan as she uncorks this vintage history and savors the stories of California's historic wineries and vineyards."


160949884
Price: $19.99
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Grape Grower's Handbook
by Ted Goldammer

Grapes are among the first fruit species to be domesticated and today are the world's most economically important fresh fruit crop used to make a variety of fresh, dried and processed products such as wine. It has been said that "the secret to great wine starts in the vineyard," and "you can make poor-quality wine out of high-quality grapes, but you cannot expect to make great wine from poor-quality grapes." Growing high-quality grapes for premium wine requires the grower to fully understand the principles of viticulture. The new revised edition of the Grape Grower's Handbook is a complete rewrite and provides the grower with a broad spectrum of expertise and knowledge in growing grapes for wine grape production in commercial vineyards. Some books offer a strong academic perspective with little practical application on growing grapes for wine production, others books offer a broad overview on growing grapes but provide little detail while most books narrowly focus only on more traditional topics of grape growing. Unlike most books on growing grapes for wine production the Grape Grower's Handbook is meant to be a stand-alone publication that describes all aspects of wine grape production. The book is written in a nontechnical format designed to be practical and wellsuited for field application. Some of the topics discussed but not limited to include grapevine growth, varieties, rootstocks, climate requirements, training and pruning, canopy management, development and nutrition, water and soil management, pests and diseases, pesticide application, frost protection, winter protection of grapevines, cover crops, and pre-harvest operations. The book is thoughtfully organized presenting a seamless flow of topics within chapters making it easy to find specific information that interests the reader. No one concerned with the growing of grapes for wine production can afford to be without this book.


096752127
Price: $97.50
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Grape vs. Grain

Why is wine considered more sophisticated even though the production of beer is much more technologically complex? Why is wine touted for its health benefits when beer has more nutrition value? Why does wine conjure up images of staid dinner parties while beer denotes screaming young partiers? Charles Bamforth explores several paradoxes involving beer and wine, paying special attention to the culture surrounding each. He argues that beer can be just as grown-up and worldly as wine and be part of a healthy, mature lifestyle. Both beer and wine have histories spanning thousands of years. This is the first book to compare them from the perspectives of history, technology, the market for each, and the effect that they have on human health and nutrition.

• The first book to compare beer and wine • Suitable for general readers and as an introductory course to brewing science • Shows how wine and beer can actually be part of a healthy lifestyle.

  • Author: Charles Bamforth
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

052184937
Price: $69.90
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Standards of Brewing
This book is for all brewers, whether they consider brewing to be art or science. Its simple aim is to highlight what measurements (the numbers) can do to produce product consistency and excellence, by achieving control over raw materials and the brewing process.

by Charles W. Bamforth, Bamforth Charlesw Paperback Publisher: Brewers Publications Pub. Date: September 2002 ISBN-13: 9780937381793 Sales Rank: 304,315 209pp

093738179
Price: $39.95
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University Wine Course
Now the most widely used wine textbook on for colleges and universities. Also popular with serious wine enthusiasts for home study. Provides a 12 week program for learning about wine in-depth, from sensory evaluation to the science of viticulture and winemaking. Written and organized in a user friendly style. Includes chapter exams and answers, study guides, lab exercises, final exams and extensive references and bibliography. Illustrated with aendixes on Wine & Food, Label Reading, Do-It-Yourself Labs, Student tasting notes and more. Dr. Baldy is a USDA award-winning professor of sciences who has operated her own vineyard and winery and has taught wine areciation for academic credits to university students for over 20 years. 8 1/2 x 11 inches, illustrated, glossary, maps, aendixes.

Author: Marian W. Baldy Binding: Paperback Copyright: 1994 Edition: 1st Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild

093266469
Price: $35.00
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Wine Marketing and Sales (3RD ed.)
Olsen, Janeen (Author), Thach, Liz (Author), Wagner, Paul (Author)

The bestselling wine marketing book in the English language is fully revised and updated to meet the newest challenges and opportunities of modern global wine markets. New topics include social media marketing, sales and marketing metrics, complete regulatory compliance, website strategies and graphic design, brand strategies, demographic changes, and wine tourism. Wine Marketing and Sales covers every conceivable aspect of marketing and selling wine, from basic theory and principles, to the practical application of sales and marketing strategies in the real-world, brand-saturated marketplace. Written by three of the industry's most respected wine business professionals and educators, this book puts new and powerful tools into the hands of veteran brand managers, and the vast bank of wine marketing knowledge within reach of the untrained winery owner desperate for a foothold.


193587944
Price: $75.95
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Winery Wastewater Handbook
by Jeanette Chapman (Author), Phillip Baker (Author), Sabina Wills (Author)

An environmentally conscious and practical guide to an important wine industry problem. The Winery Wastewater Handbook fulfils a need for an informative, clearly written text that can be used by the wine industry and industrial educators for the benefit of all, regardless of their level of schooling. Including an exercise section at the end of each chapter, the publication examines the chemical nature of wastewater, its impacts, how it can be handled efficiently and disposed of responsibly.


187513035

Price: $36.00
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