Home Winemaking For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 25, 2010 - Cooking - 384 pages
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An informative, fun guide to making your own wine

It's estimated that one million North Americans make their own wine. Relatively inexpensive to make (a homemade bottle costs from $2 to $4), a bottle with your own label (and grapes) is a fantasy even someone with modest aspirations can fulfill. Author Tim Patterson, an award-winning home winemaker, shows how it's possible for anyone to create a great wine. In Home Winemaking For Dummies, he discusses the art of winemaking from grape to bottle, including how to get the best grapes (and figure out how many you need); determine what equipment is required; select the right yeast and figure out if any other additives are needed; and store, age, and test wine. With detailed tips on creating many varieties -- from bold reds and demure whites to enchanting rosés and delightful sparkling wines -- this guide is your ultimate winemaking resource.

 

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I have to say that i havent read any wine making book before or i havent been in wine industry neither am from a wine making country.But I like this book because i think this has covered everything you need to know for making wine at home like the pros do it.From those videos n articles i have seen on web which covers only small portion, this book has covered all of them togeather.Maybe someone who knows well about wine can review this book efficently.But for a starters this book is more than enough.I will recommend my friends this book if they ever wanted to learn wine making. 

Contents

Introduction
1
Motivations Materials and Methods
7
Finding Good Grapes
21
Provisioning Your Home Winery
37
Obsessing over Temperature Oxygen and Sanitation
61
Sorting Crushing and Pressing
73
Letting Yeast Do Its Thing Fermentation
91
Doing the PostFermentation Tango
111
Handling the Hard Cases
213
UpandComers and OfftheRadars
229
Deeper Into Whites
237
Fruity Herbal Whites
253
Aromatic Whites
271
Beyond Red and White
289
Dessert Fortified and Sparkling Wines
299
Ten Mistakes Most Home Winemakers Make at Least Once
317

Aging and Blending
125
Finishing and Bottling
145
Storing Serving and Starting Over
159
Whats Special about Red Wines?
171
Bold Bordeaux Reds
185
Ravishing Rhône Reds
199
Ten Differences between Winemakers
325
Glossary
331
Sulphur Dioxide SO2 and pH
339
Index
347
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Tim Patterson writes about wine and makes some of his own in Berkeley, California. He contributes the monthly "Inquiring Winemaker" column for the industry trade magazine Wines & Vines, digging into winemaking theories and techniques, and he covered home winemaking for several years in the pages of WineMaker. He has won dozens of Gold medals, Double Golds, and Best of Shows from amateur winemaking competitions in California.

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