Christian Butzke knows wine, and he's sharing his knowledge - from the vineyard to the glass.
Butzke is an associate professor of enology in Purdue University's Department of Food Science and a member of the Indiana Wine Grape Council and the Purdue Wine Grape Team. He authored one book that covers the basic science and art of wine production and edited another aimed at solving common problems for commercial winemakers.
Butzke and Nathaniel Bowler, a former student of Butzke's, compiled "Wine Appreciation" from lectures in Butzke's 300-student class of the same name and use it as the class textbook. But don't expect your standard textbook.