Winemaking: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

9780546797961: Winemaking: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
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Ever need a fact or quotation on "winemaking"? Designed for speechwriters, journalists, writers, researchers, students, professors, teachers, historians, academics, scrapbookers, trivia buffs and word lovers, this is the largest book ever created for this word. It represents a compilation of "single sentences" and/or "short paragraphs" from a variety of sources with a linguistic emphasis on anything relating to the term "winemaking," including non-conventional usage and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities. This is not an encyclopedic book, but rather a collage of statements made using the word "winemaking," or related words (e.g. inflections, synonyms or antonyms). This title is one of a series of books that considers all major vocabulary words. The entries in each book cover all parts of speech (noun, verb, adverb or adjective usage) as well as use in modern slang, pop culture, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This data dump results in many unexpected examples for "winemaking," since the editorial decision to include or exclude terms is purely a computer-generated linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under fair use conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain.

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I pressed about two hundred pounds of grapes in the large sponging bath, but procured so little juice, and that so thick, that winemaking proved a failure; it fermented, and we drank it, but it was not wine.
–Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.

At this stage the art of winemaking really begins, and the climate, the soil, and all the other factors that have so much to do with the growth of the grape assist us no longer.
–P.E. Muskett in The Art of Living in Australia.

The appliances required for winemaking are all round badly preserved, and are covered with mouldiness and dust.
–P.E. Muskett in The Art of Living in Australia.

Nonfiction Usage

Journalism Usage

Australia - News: January 1, 2001 — Headline: Australian's Get Serious About Wine Industry. Author: Gary Thomas. Excerpt: There are some 30 wine-producing regions of Australia. But the soul of Australian winemaking lies perhaps in the Barossa Valley. Located an hour's drive north of Adelaide, the Barossa is home to some of the country's oldest vines, bearing what many wine lovers say is Australia's finest grape variety, the shiraz.

Chardonnay - News: July 5, 2006 — Headline: A Wine Country Tour to Understand the Process of Winemaking. Excerpt: After the grapes are harvested, the process of winemaking starts with crushing and pressing. Grape juice is then sent to a huge tank for the next step of fermentation, a process that requires between 10 days and a month or more.

China - News: December 8, 2004 — Headline: Scientists Find Evidence of 9,000-Year-Old Wine in China. Author: David McAlary. Excerpt: In his recent book on the history of winemaking, Mr. McGovern says fermented beverages have played key roles in the development of human culture because of their perceived medical, nutritional, and mind altering benefits. He says they have been consumed at all levels of society for thousands of years to mark major life events as well as victories, harvests, and other important occasions.

Europeans - News: August 23, 2003 — Headline: European Heat Wave Promises Exceptional Vintages. Excerpt: However, winemaking is more of an art than a science, and those in the industry are waiting to see the final result. High temperatures also mean lower acidity, which is a problem for some white wines. The hot and dry conditions also mean a smaller harvest, but one that is higher in quality.

Hubble - News: December 9, 2004 — Headline: Our World transcript — December 11, 2004. Excerpt: McALARY: In his recent book on the history of winemaking, Mr. McGovern says fermented beverages have played key roles in the development of human culture because of their perceived medical, nutritional, and mind-altering benefits. Mr. McGovern says early Chinese texts also show that fermented beverages and other foods were offered as sacrifices to ancestors or gifts to the newly-deceased to provide sustenance in the afterlife. (.

Japan - News: June 23, 2004 — Headline: Japanese Wineries Struggle with Marketing and the Environment. Excerpt: At home and abroad, Japanese wine has gained little respect, however, despite a century of winemaking.

Mexico - News: December 2, 2003 — Headline: SCIENCE IN THE NEWS - Food Safety / Climate Change and Better Wine / Antioxidants in Hot Cocoa / Taking Medicine. Excerpt: What do winemakers think of these findings? One expert in California told a reporter from Wine Spectator that this is all just theory. Another says progress in grape growing and winemaking has, and will continue to have, the greatest effect on the increase in wine quality.

North Dakota - News: October 4, 2005 — Headline: North Dakota Embraces Winemaking. Author: Susan Logue. Excerpt: Think of American wine, and the vineyards of California will most likely come to mind. But as of 2002, each of the 50 U.S. states has some sort of winemaking industry. The Great Plains state of North Dakota, best known for growing grains like wheat and barley, was the last state to open a winery. Now the state is home to two of them. … Important, because agriculture is North Dakota's leading business, and traditional agriculture has become too expensive for some farmers to pursue. The state has been looking for ways that farmers can earn more dollars per hectare. Winemaking is one way to do that.

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