Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

 

There are many resources available covering the subject of grape growing, winemaking, marketing as well as the general wine industry, that are applicable to production in the UK.  This page contains a selection of book titles, journals as well as some recommended website resources.

The UKVA will soon be publishing a new and updated guide to setting up a vineyard and producing wine in the UK.   The existing guide can be found here

Wine Growing in GB

Wine Growing in Great Britain: A complete guide to growing grapes for wine production in cool climates 15 May 2014

by Stephen Skelton MW

Making Good Wine

1 May 2004

by Bryce Rankine MW

From the Science to the Practice of Growing Vines for Wine

From the Science to the Practice of Growing Vines for Wine

by Patrick Iland, Peter Dry, Tony Proffitt and Steve Tyerman

The Winegrowers' Handbook: a Practical Guide to Setting Up a Vineyard and Winery in the UK Paperback

The Winegrowers' Handbook: a Practical Guide to Setting Up a Vineyard and Winery in the UK Paperback12 July 2012

by Dr Belinda Kemp and Emma Rice

Viticulture: An introduction to commercial grape growing for wine production

Viticulture: An introduction to commercial grape growing for wine production1 May 2009

by Stephen Skelton

Understanding Wine Technology - The Science of Wine Explained

Understanding Wine Technology - The Science of Wine Explained10 Sep 2010

by David Bird

Grapes & Wines: A comprehensive guide to varieties and flavours

Grapes & Wines: A comprehensive guide to varieties and flavours15 May 2014

by Oz Clarke and Margaret Rand

Wine Science: The Application of Science in Winemaking

Wine Science: The Application of Science in Winemaking3 Feb 2014

by Jamie Goode

Sunlight Into Wine; A Handbook for Wine Grape Canopy Arrangement

Sunlight Into Wine; A Handbook for Wine Grape Canopy Arrangement

by Richard Smart and Mike Robinson

Authentic Wine: Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking

Authentic Wine: Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking5 Mar 2013

by Jamie Goode and Sam Harrop

Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture

Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture18 Sep 2014

by Britt Karlsson, Per Karlsson and Roger Tanner

Understanding Vineyard Soils

Understanding Vineyard Soils5 Mar 2015

by Robert E White

Vine Varieties, Clones and Rootstocks for UK Vineyards

Vine Varieties, Clones and Rootstocks for UK Vineyards: A guide to the varieties of grape vine, clones and rootstocks suitable for wine production in Great Britain and other cool climates20 Aug 2015

by Mr Stephen Skelton MW

UK Vineyards Guide 2016

UK Vineyards Guide 2016: A directory of vineyards in Great Britain, Ireland and the Channel Isles22 Mar 2016

by Mr Stephen Skelton MW

Biodynamic Wine 2016

Biodynamic Wine 2016 (Classic Wine Library) (The Infinite Ideas Classic Wine Library)24 Jun 2016

by Monty Waldin

A Guide to the Wines of England and Wales

A Guide to the Wines of England and Wales20 Nov 2008

by Philip Wiliamson, David Moore and Neville Blech

Journals

Grapegrower

Winery-&-vineyard

Other resources:

Nesbitt, A., et al. "Impact of recent climate change and weather variability on the viability of UK viticulture–combining weather and climate records with producers' perspectives." Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research 22.2 2016
 Jones, Gregory V., et al. "Climate change and global wine quality." Climatic change
Richardson, Oliver. "Could tourism be the economic saviour of UK vineyards?" International Journal of Wine Marketing 16.1 (2004)
Spellman, Greg, and Ken Field. "The changed fortunes of United Kingdom viticulture?.".  Geography (2002)
Clout, Hugh. "An Overview of the Fluctuating Fortunes of Viticulture in England and Wales." EchoGéo 23 (2013). An Overview of the Fluctuating Fortunes of Viticulture in England and Wales

The WineSkills online library has some free access titles available as well as a recommended book list.

Winetitles media, based in Australia, provides a comprehensive range of wine industry specific book titles. All books are published by Winetitles Media. Topics covered include: winemaking, grapegrowing, wine marketing, winery wastewater, canopy management and wine berry assessment.