Yair Margalit, Ph.D. is a physical chemist with many years of research and teaching experience. He operates a small family vineyard and winery and teaches winemaking and wine chemistry at the Israel Institute of Technology–the ‘Technicon.’
He also visits and consults with wineries world wide.Product Description:First published in 1997, CONCEPTS IN WINE CHEMISTRY was the first text and reference book in decades to explain the basic science behind the chemistry of wine. This new edition is now fully revised and updated to meet the field’s most recent developments and give the chemistry backbone to the broader science of winemaking. The chapters are logically organized from the musts and juice composition through each step of the winemaking process: fermentation, phenolics, oxidation, oak products, sulfur dioxide, cellar process and wine defects. Also included is a chapter on the history of wine chemistry and ancient winemaking practices, and a thorough index and chapter outlines.
Hardcover: 476 pages
Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild; 2nd edition (September, 2004)