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Book - Chemical Analysis of Grapes and Wine : Techniques and Concepts (2nd Edition)
Book - Chemical Analysis of Grapes and Wine : Techniques and Concepts (2nd Edition)

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This book provides a comprehensive, up to date coverage of the theory and practice of the major chemical analyses conducted throughout the winemaking process. It includes a wide range of chemical analyses of grapes, juice and wine. Helpful hints and troubleshooting sections give many practical clues to make it easy to investigate any problems in carrying out the methods.

Instructions for each analysis follow a step-by-step procedure. Colour photographs illustrate analytical techniques, titration endpoints, apparatus and instrumentation. There are 115 matt plastic-coated colour-coded A4 pages. This book is ideally suited for day-to-day use in the wine laboratory, as a training resource and as a student text in wine courses.

The authors include academics, winemakers, laboratory supervisors and consultants with many years of experience in teaching, research and industry practice.

Techniques and methods include

  • Health and safety awareness
  • Laboratory equipment/chemicals
  • Solutions, standard solutions, and terms and units of measurement
  • Calibrating laboratory equipment
  • Validating and checking methods
  • Calculations
  • General formulae for calculations
  • Pipetting and buretting techniques
  • Juice total soluble solids
  • pH measurement
  • Titratable acidity
  • Sulfur dioxide
  • Reducing sugars
  • Volatile acidity
  • Alcoholic strength
  • Detecting malic and lactic acids by paper/thin layer chromatography
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Ammonia and free amino acids
  • Anthocyanins (colour) and total phenolics of grape berries
  • Red wine phenolic measures
  • White wine spectral measures
  • Tannin analysis
  • Pectin in grape juice
  • Spectrophometric analysis
  • Flame photometry
  • Atomic absorption spectrophometry
  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Near infrared (NIR) spectrometry/spectroscopy


Title Chemical Analysis of Grapes and Wine
Techniques and Concepts 2nd Edition
Authors and contributors By Patrick Iland, Nick Bruer, Greg Edwards, Sue Caloghiris and Eric Wilkes
Physical properties Format: Spiral bound
Number of pages: 118
Width: 295.00 mm
Height: 215.00 mm
Audience College/higher education Professional and scholarly
Language English
ISBN ISBN 13: 9780958160575
ISBN 10: 0958160575

Publisher Patrick Iland Wine Promotions Pty Ltd
Imprint name Patrick Iland Wine Promotions Pty Ltd
Publication date 01 January 2013
Publication City/Country Adelaide/AU