I enjoyed reading this book because it not only told me what to use for the different wines and meads, it also cautioned about what not to use. This includes both equipment and ingredients. The book goes through each step in detail, starting with sterilizing and taking you through all the way through opening and tasting the wine. It tells you about all the ingredients you will need as well as what each ingredient does. The book starts with grape wines, then onto fruit wines and wines that include flowers, nuts and vegetables.
The book includes many recipes under each section, with both metric and U.S. units of measurement and suggests foods that go great with each recipe. The directions are straight, and to the point all the while sharing the details you need to make the best wine and mead. The mead section talks about the history, variations, and ingredients involved in meads, melomels, and metheglins as well as recipes for variations of the three. For herb wine, the book explains grape wine bases and lists which herbs are good matches for red wine, white wine, honey wine, and aperitif wine bases. Since wine coolers and wine punches being simple to make, this section is mainly comprised of the recipes for coolers and punches.
As a reader with little expertise in the art of winemaking, I found this book to be very helpful. It was a very educational read all the while keeping explanations short and to the point. There are so many great recipes that are easy to understand and I'm sure are easy to follow to get the wine or mead of which you desire.
- Liz Vallish
Learn how to make wine from 4 to 6 week wine kits with this DVD.
Create you own backyard winery!
From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox's From Vines to Wines is the most complete and up-to-date guide to growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine.
Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and home winemakers will find the latest techniques in this fully revised and updated edition. With thorough, illustrated instructions, you'll learn how to:
-- Choose and prepare a vineyard site
-- Construct sturdy and effective trellising systems
-- Plant, prune, and harvest the perfect grapes for your climate
-- Press, ferment, age and bottle your own wine
-- Judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, body, and taste
Written in an informative, intelligent and humorous style by well-known wine connoisseur and distributor Victor L. Robilio Jr., this "How To" book takes the mystery out of selecting the perfect wine for any occasion. Great information for the average to expert wine lover.
A handy 5.5" x 5.5" volume includes a directory of over 200 wineries and their products. 128 pps
GREAT GRAPES! GROW THE BEST EVER (Garden Way)
From planting to harvesting, this book tells you how to grow grapes. 32 pages.
You could probably learn a lot from this little book even if you weren't going to plant a few vines, but if you're even thinking of growing grapes, this is a great little primer. It isn't going to make you a viticulturist, but it will prepare you for what you're about to get into. In the process, it will probably help you avoid more than a few mistakes.
The American Wine Society does select good authors. Each chapter is tightly written, adequately illustrated, and easily read and absorbed. Most are simply practical, as they should be. A couple border on being scholarly, which is a plus. Dr. John R. McGrew wrote six of the ten chapters. He's a professional grape breeder and a darn good winemaker, too. You can take his word to the bank.
If you think you might like to plant a few vines out back, buy this book. Read it cover-to-cover and then read Jeff Cox's From Vines to Wines. Long before the planting, you'll be dreaming of future harvests and vintage wines.
Written expressly for beginning and advanced amateurs, this guide explores home winemaking in practical terms, focusing on the latest fermentation techniques of both red and white wine grapes.
This new edition is more user-friendly than ever, containing an expanded offering of tips and advice to help winemakers obtain the best possible yield as well as descriptions of new yeasts, chemicals, and additives available. Detailed information on equipment, supplies, and how to arrange a source for good grapes as well as mistakes to avoid makes getting started easy.
Advanced winemakers will appreciate full explanations of sophisticated topics—such as malolactic fermentation, sparkling wines, concentrate kits, and blending—and listings of websites for supplementary information.
Introduction to Wine Kits
Making Wine with Kits – Simplified
Through the wide variety of wine kits available today, wine lovers can make world-class wines in their own homes and save money at the same time. Wine kits are convenient and easy to use, but if you’ve never made one, the process can be intimidating.
In this DVD, James Spencer and Steve Wilkes, hosts of the Basic Brewing and Basic Winemaking podcasts, take you through the wine kit steps from beginning to end, sharing tips along the way that they have learned over years of making wine, beer and mead at home. You’ll learn about equipment, cleaning and sanitization, fermentation, clarifying and stabilizing, and bottling.
Bonus Section: Wine for the Beer Guy
In a special section geared toward the beer lover and wine novice, James and Steve talk about ways to approach the task of learning about wine from the ground up.
Total run time: approximately one hour
No region encoding
Cleaning and Sanitization
Stabilizing and Clearing
Italian Leather Wine Journal for those of us who like to keep tabs on the wines we make and/or drink! Great wine tasting journal.
Providing day-by-day instructions for novice winemakers, this guide takes the guesswork out of using kits and concentrates for producing high-quality wine at home.
Covering everything the hobbyist vintner needs to know about the winemaking process, this informative handbook discusses the different kinds of winemaking kits that are on the market, presents solutions to the most common problems experienced by kit winemakers with tips on how to avoid these pitfalls, and includes a glossary that demystifies winemaking lingo.Click here for all of our wine kits!
Mead is honey wine. It is made when honey is diluted and allowed to ferment. Mead is thought by many to have been the first alcoholic beverage made by humans. Learn about honey, the equipment for making mead, yeasts and fermentation, recipes and formulas, fermentation, racking and aging, bottles, closures, sparkling mead, proples with mead making and home analysis and judging mead.
Make Extraordinary Homemade Wines from Everything but Grapes! Exotic wines, honey meads, spicy metheglins, and fruity melomels-there's no end to the great-tasting elixirs you can make using ingredients from your local market and even your own backyard! You'll find easy, step-by-step winemaking instructions plus memorable recipes, including: Apricot Wine, Dry Mead, Marigold Wine, Almond Wine, Cherry Melomel, Cranberry Claret, Pea Pod Wine, Lemon-Thyme Metleglin, Strawberry Wine, and Rose Hip Melomel
From making wine from kits and crushing grapes to bottling wine, this essential handbook enables you, the home winemaker to make informed decisions about ingredients, equipment, and the winemaking process.
Precise step-by-step instructions lead both novice and advanced winemakers through all of the important procedures, including selecting and working with new wine making equipment, determining the best material for specific styles, analyzing the product, monitoring and adjusting acidity levels, and common troubleshooting problems. Using accessible charts and tables to offer detailed instructions for making Pinot Noir, Port, and sparkling wines, this newly updated edition also covers often overlooked topics, such as Ice Wines and blending varieties of wines.
With more than 100,000 copies in print, The Art of making Wine is the definitive step-by-step guide for the serious amateur or beginning winemaker. Experience vintners Anderson and Hulkl provide more than 50 recipes for making wine for many varieties of grapes and nearly any king of fruit. For the adventurous winemaker, they give guidelines for endless experimentation.
Anyone who ever wanted to have homemade wine and never thought they had the space or ability to make it will love this book. The Backyard Vintner is a handy guide to at-home wine making that teaches readers the tips and tricks of the trade. It is perfect for those who want to bring the feeling of wine country right into their own backyard.The Backyard Vintner teaches readers how to start and maintain a vineyard, providing vital information on topics such as planting, trellising, and proper pruning techniques for grapes; which grape varieties will grow best in every climate or region; and the wines that can be made from each variety. Basic recipes for wines, and advice on topics such as bottling, storing, and serving wines, are also provided.
Mead (honey wine) is the new buzz among beverage hobbyists as more and more consumers start to make their own. This up-to-date title tells the novice how to begin and the experienced brewer or winemaker how to succeed in this newest of the beverage arts.
Paperback: 212 pages
Publisher: Brewers Publications
Product Dimensions: 7 x 10 inches
Few pleasures are more gratifying than pouring a glass of fine wine, admiring its clarity and color, savoring its rich bouquet, raising it to your lips, and knowing that you made it yourself.
With this complete guide to home winemaking, such pleasures can be yours with little fuss and lots of fun! The Home Winemaker's Companion will guide you as you progress from making your very first batch of kit wine to mastering advanced techniques for making wine from fresh grapes. Included are Gene Spaziani's tried-and-true recipes for 115 delectable wines -- even port and champagne!
Easy to follow steps on how to make wine.
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