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Postmodern Winemaking: Rethinking the Modern Science of an Ancient Craft Read & Download ó 104 Ó In Postmodern Winemaking Smith shares knowledge he has accumulated in engaging humorous and erudite essays that convey a new vision of the winemaker s craft one that credits the crucial rolesIn Postmodern Winemaking Smith shares knowledge he has accumulated in engaging humorous and erudite essays that convey a new vision of the winemaker s craft one that credits the crucial roles played by both science and art in the winemaking process Smit. Can and should modern day scientific methods be shoe horned into the traditional way of making wine without just making a chemical soup into a high tech chemical soup This is the crux of the matter under consideration by author and winemaker Clark Smith in his collection of thoughts that at times might appear rather provoking a little mischievous and even heretical to some Throughout the book the author s humour shines through thanks to the well written descriptive text with gems such as Can and should modern day scientific methods be shoe horned into the traditional way of making wine without just making a chemical soup into a high tech chemical soup This is the crux of the matter under consideration by author and winemaker Clark Smith in his collection of thoughts that at times might appear rather provoking a little mischievous and even heretical to some Throughout the book the author s humour shines through thanks to the well written descriptive text with gems such as a wine being made that hadof a canned tomato soup aroma than the fresh strawberry notes I was seeking A lot of this book isn t new per se but it is compiled and curated and polished into this single volume from many previously published journal items The author is seeking to shake an often overly traditional industry into the future promoting a belief that he feels would benefit the industry as a whole through a fairly coarse plain talking message This book is probably going to be too much for the casual wine drinker but those who are involved in the wine industry will or should find this message worthy of serious consideration Thededicated wine drinker or culinary professional stands to learn a fair bit too challenging many perceptions and opinions on the wayThe author notes that wine is just like architecture the aesthetic properties of both are barely derived from their actual composition yet so many wine buffs fuss about the use of a certain barrel a certain vine or a certain style Yet it is how the various ingredients are put together that can have the greatest impact on the taste the most important function of the wine Many people who are resistant to change are fearful that technology will transform their traditional bottle of wine into a modern day chemical soup of ingredients whilst being oblivious that that is exactly what their traditional bottle comprises of Postmodern winemaking is perhaps just shuffling the deck of cards a little making the soup a better product Just like any development there are pluses and minuses and you will still encounter the euivalent of bulk produced wine andtraditionally influenced productsThe concepts espoused might sound either far fetched radical or just a fairly mundane obvious being dependent on your point of view your openness and your grasp of possible reality You probably won t or shouldn t agree with everything the author says and that is no bad thing either The author wouldn t expect anything less That said this reviewer is a little mixed about this book It is an interesting subject a fine read and certainly thought provoking to those who have a vested interest in wine that is greater than just consuming it The book s relative complexity and its price point may push it out of reach of the general interested wine consumer which is a bit of a shame but an understandable side effect The author has done in any case a very good job in setting out his stall in a fairly plain languageSo what to say This is a book certainly worth of consideration if the subject in hand makes your eyebrows start to dance either in shock or with curiosityPostmodern Winemaking Rethinking the Modern Science of an Ancient Craft written by Clark Smith and published by University of California Press ISBN 9780520275195 368 pages Typical price USD3495 YYYY This review appeared in YUMfi and is reproduced here in full with permission of YUMfi YUMfi celebrates the worldwide diversity of food and drink as presented through the humble book Whether you call it a cookery book cook book recipe book or something else in the language of your choice YUM will provide you with news and reviews of the latest books on the marketplace

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H a leading innovator in red wine production techniues explains how traditional enological education has led many winemakers astray enabling them to create competent consistent wines while putting exceptional wines of structure and mystery beyond their. An excellent balance of technical skills philosophical uestions and wit Smith does an incredible job balancing opinions and playing devil s advocate with himself though allows himself the occasional bias uite intent on the issues in California winemaking it can sometimes be slightly irrelevant but is never boring This is the sort of book you ll refer back to often especially as a winemaker

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Postmodern Winemaking Rethinking the Modern Science of an Ancient CraftGrasp Great wines he claims demand a personal and creative engagement with many elements of the process His lively exploration of the facets of postmodern winemaking together with profiles of some of its practitioners is both entertaining and enlighteni. The analogies Clark Smith uses get uite lengthy and elaborate but aside it was a great read