2021 book reviews – science part 1

Le Nez du Vin oak

It's all about reactions… book reviews on the chemistry of wine up next. 

Jean Lenoir Le Nez du Vin – Oak :
Léa Desportes and Jean Lenoir :
Published by Éditions Jean Lenoir :
ISBN 9782362260209 :
£70, €75 :

My first serious 'wine' birthday present was received in 2006: a Nez du Vin master kit. It was a year before I started working for Jancis (or even contemplated that wine might be my future), and it felt like a huge investment at the time. But I was serious about passing my WSET Diploma, and not working in the wine trade meant that I...