This revolutionary book is the only indepth reference to detail the processes, developments, and factors affecting the science of winemaking. Jamie Goode, a highly recognized expert on the subject, skillfully opens up this complex subject and explains the background of the various processes involved and the range of issues surrounding their uses. He reports on the vital progress in winemaking research that has been made in the last decade and explains the practical application of science with reference to the range of winemaking techniques used around the world, as well as viticultural practices, organics and ecology, and lifestyle influences. Written in a uniquely accessible style, the book is divided into three sections covering the vineyard, the winery, and human interaction with wine. It also features over 100 illustrations and photographs to help make even the most complex topics clear, straightforward, and easy to understand.