The WineMaker Guide to Home Winemaking
Craft Your Own Great Wine * Beginner to Advanced Techniques and Tips * Recipes for Classic Grape and Fruit Wines
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Pub Date 16 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 22 Dec 2023
Quarto Publishing Group – Harvard Common Press, Harvard Common Press
Home winemakers around the world have turned to the experts at WineMaker magazine for more than two decades. From well-tested recipes to expert troubleshooting, WineMaker sets the standard for quality. Now, the editors known for publishing the best information on making incredible wine at home have set the new standard for how-to books on winemaking. In The WineMaker Guide to Home Winemaking, you’ll find the best of the best when it comes to techniques, recipes, tips, and more.
The book is built to be a first-time winemaker’s companion, explaining the entire process from start to finish with helpful photography. Yet it has plenty to offer those who are more experienced, as well, including advanced techniques for blending, testing, creating sparkling wines and fruit wines, and barrel aging. Inside these pages you’ll find:
- Keys to better winemaking: maceration, fermentation, blending, and more
- A variety of editor-tested recipes
- A deep dive on wine-related ingredients
- The most useful troubleshooting solutions ever published in the magazine
- Covers winemaking with fresh grapes, juices, kits, concentrates, and country fruits
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Average rating from 7 members
Such a great book about everything a new home winemaker needs to know. I am intrigued by winemaking, but I have never attempted to try it myself. Not sure I am ready yet, but this book triggered something in me, so maybe one day... For me the biggest challenge is getting the grapes, but at least now I know the process when it comes to winemaking, and everything I would need to buy and do before, during, and after. A really great companion if you are about to start your journey! Good layout, clear sections, easy to read and understand, as well as great pictures.
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I am not sure what I was expecting when I picked up this title. Before this book, I had no experience dealing with the process of making wine. I only drink wine casually as well. It was shocking to learn how technical the wine making process is. This is definitely not a hobby you can just pick up on a whim and enjoy casually. This is more like a science where it requires attention and dedication to put out the type of flavor you're looking for.
This is great knowledge to have, and I appreciated the reading experience. I would definitely recommend this to anyone truly interested in dedicating time and attention to detail in making their own wine at home.