Sensory and Instrumental Evaluation of Alcoholic Beverages introduces the value of sensory analysis to the alcoholic beverage industry through the detailed lens of sensory analysis techniques. From traditional methods, to the most modern rapid methods, this book presents comprehensive insights and applications.
Analytical methods for identifying and assessing the flavor compounds present in the beverages are included that address both volatile and non-volatile techniques, along with rapid methods of assessment. Case studies highlight the testing of different types of alcoholic beverages running the entire gamut of methods and the appropriate subset of methods. Also included is information of data analyses with the appropriate R-codes to allow practitioners to use the book as a handbook to analyze their own data.
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Part I: Sensory evaluation: principles and application to wines 1. Sensory perception 2. Purposes of sensory and analytical testing in the alcoholic beverage industry 3. Overview of applicable sensory evaluation techniques
Part II: Analytical techniques used to analyse flavour compounds associated with alcoholic beverages 4. Rapid methods to analyse alcoholic beverages 5. Volatile analyses of alcoholic beverages 6. Non-volatile analyses of alcoholic beverages
Part III: Case studies in the sensory testing of wines and alcoholic beverages including data analyses and R-codes These would be picked to cover the entire gamut of methods mentioned in part I and the appropriate subset of methods discussed in Part II. 7. White wine 8. Red wine 9. Sparkling wine 10. Beer 11. Spirits
Sensory scientist Dr. Hildegarde Heymann joined the Department of Viticulture and Enology in January 2003. Formerly a Professor at the University of Missouri, Dr.
Heymann has worked in all areas of sensory science and has evaluated numerous food and non-food products including wine, meat, ice cream, cereals, juices, cat litter, soap, and toothpaste. At UC Davis Dr. Heymann has continued her work with descriptive analysis methodology and multivariate data analyses. She has also worked on spirits such as gin, mescal and tequila, food-wine interactions, wine color perception, fruit such as raisins, tomatoes and figs. She is the co-author (with Harry T. Lawless from Cornell University) of the sensory textbook Sensory Evaluation of Foods: Principles and Practices, currently the most prescribed sensory textbook worldwide. Additionally, she has presented workshops and short courses on sensory science in South Africa, Finland, New Zealand and the USA. Heymann was named Honorary Researcher Lecturer by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture in 2004. In 2000, Dr. Heymann received the Faculty Alumni Award from the University of Missouri Alumni Association; in 1993 she received the Gold Chalk Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching from the Graduate Professional Council; and in 1991 and 1993 she was awarded "Professor of the Year" from the Food Science Association.
Susan E. Ebeler Professor and Chemist, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California - Davis, USA.
Dr. Ebeler's research is focused in two major areas: The development and application of analytical chemistry techniques to study wine flavor chemistry and the physico-chemical interactions of flavors with nonvolatile wine components; and the elucidation of the chemical mechanisms for observed health effects of wine and wine components. She has been invited to speak about wine flavor chemistry and health effects at a number of national and international meetings, and has organized and served as co-chair for special symposia on wine flavor chemistry at the national meetings of the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Enology and Viticulture.