Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Winemaking - Stabilization, Aging Chemistry and Biochemistry

Fernanda Cosme

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro


Fernando M. Nunes

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Luís Filipe-Ribeiro

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro


amino-acids enzymes protein-tannin interaction phenolic compounds proanthocyanidins aroma compounds aroma molecules aroma precursors off-flavours polyssacharides wine safety

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In recent years, there has been great progress in the understanding of chemical and biochemical reactions that occur during winemaking, stabilization and wine ageing processes. This book will hopefully contribute to increased knowledge and awareness of the most recent advances in this field, especially concerning the chemical and biochemical reactions, interactions and mechanisms that occur during the winemaking, stabilization and ageing process. These processes have great impact on the quality of the final product. Thus, it will be intended to cover different topics of recent advances in the chemical and biochemical knowledge related to winemaking (fermentation, colour extraction, condensation reaction, copigmentation), stabilization (protein instability, tartaric instability, colour instability, off-flavours, tannin-protein interactions, new additives) and aging process (micro-oxygenation, oxidative and reductive reactions, enzymatic oxidation, esterification reactions, hydrolysis, Maillard reaction, atypical aging defects, aldehydes levels).

This book intends to provide deep and comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in winemaking, stabilization and ageing chemistry and biochemistry that focuses on the most important developments in this critically important oenological area.

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Date completed: October 9th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: May 26th 2020

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Review results due: August 14th 2020

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Expected publication date: October 13th 2020

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About the editor

Fernanda Cosme

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Maria Fernanda Gil Cosme Martins is a graduate in Agro-Industrial Engineering from Technical University of Lisbon and a PhD degree holder in Food Science at University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD). Currently, she is an assistant professor of Food Science/Oenology at UTAD and a member of the Chemistry Research Centre, Vila Real. Her main research lines include grape composition, wine technology, and wine stabilization and ageing, namely fining, phenolic compounds, polysaccharides, and proteins. She is a scientific editor of 2 books of Oenology and author/coauthors of 30 articles in ISI journals, 7 articles in open access peer-reviewed international scientific journals, 16 book chapters, and 97 papers in conference proceedings. She has participated in 12 funded research projects and supervised PhD and MSc student thesis in the fields of Food Science and Oenology.

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