Tasting & Grading Wine

Tasting & Grading Wine

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Clive S. Michelsen, Sweden's reigning wine pundit, provides a€œa thought provoking new addition to the arena of wine-tasting studya€ with his book Tasting and Grading Wine, which gives readers a€œoriginal and rigorousa€ instruction in practical tasting grounded in the effective use of the 100-point system. This book covers the fundamentals of wine analysis, from the essential aspects of viticulture, winemaking and styles of wine, to defects and flaws, sensory analysis, and grape varietal characteristics. Michelsen also takes a revealing look at marketing principles, the relationship between price and quality (grade), and individual features of the world's wine markets.a€œClive Michelsen's book is a thought-provoking addition to the arena of wine-tasting study. His experienced and individualistic approach to tasting and grading is both original and rigorous.a€ ---Clive Barlow MW, Tutor, Institute of Masters of Wine.qThis book deserves to win the Nobel Prize for tasting and grading wine...q --Stephen Spurrier, Decanter MagazineThe diagram shows the various grape chemical levels during the last month of ripening. The window of picking is represented by the red box. ... The salts found at the bottom of most tanks and bottles as well as acids fuse to pigments, tannin and calcium to produce ... Fruit- driven wines usually focus on high sugar content.

Title:Tasting & Grading Wine
Author:Clive S. Michelsen
Publisher:Jac International Ab - 2005-12-30


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