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The Science of Sauvignon Blanc [Kindle Edition]

Jamie Goode

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Book Description

Sauvignon blanc is probably the world's most thoroughly researched grape variety.

For the last few years, scientists in New Zealand, France and Australia have been busy working on the science of Sauvignon. What are the key aroma and flavour molecules in Sauvignon blanc wines? And what is it that makes Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand's Marlborough region so distinctive?

To answer questions such as these requires a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together chemists, plant biologists, molecular biologists and sensory scientists. New Zealand in particular has invested a lot of money in attempting to understand the roles of terroir, viticulture and winemaking on the way that Sauvignon blanc wines taste.

This research is ongoing, but it has already provided some important insights as well as a few surprises. In this book, ex-scientist and wine writer Jamie Goode has worked in collaboration with New Zealand Winegrowers to tell the story of the science of Sauvignon, and examines what we know now about this important grape variety, with particular emphasis on the ground-breaking research work carried out by researchers in New Zealand.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1201 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Flavour Press (2 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AHI58SO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #611,949 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Jamie Goode obtained a PhD in plant biology and then worked for 15 years as a science editor. In 2000 he began, and the following year started one of the very first wine blogs. In 2005 he published the first edition of The Science of Wine, and his second book, Authentic Wine (in collaboration with Sam Harrop) was published in 2011, and a revised version of The Science of Wine appeared in 2014.
Since 2005 Goode has been the wine columnist for UK national newspaper The Sunday Express. He also writes regularly for a range of publications, including the World of Fine Wine, Drinks International, Wines and Vines, Wine Business International, Wine and Spirits, and Sommelier Journal.
Goode presents on a wide range of topics, and is a widely travelled wine judge. He's a panel chair for the International Wine Challenge, and has recently judged competitions in Australia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, South Africa and the Loire. In 2006 he won the Glenfiddich Award for wine book of the year, and the following year the same award for winewriter of the year. In 2012 and 2014 his blog won best overall wine blog in the Wine Bloggers Awards (USA), and in 2012 he was blogger of the year for the International Wine and Spirits Competition.

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