An experienced wine maker and judge draws on his life’s work as a research scientist in anaerobic fermentation and the work of commercial vintners to give his views of methods that will improve on standard winemaking techniques. The book has been written for winemakers at all levels; all aspects of home winemaking are discussed from the basic equipment to the Wine Clubs that are the backbone of this widespread hobby. The book concludes with a selection of over 50 recipes from the author and his winemaking friends – tried and tested prize-winning recipes that have resulted in a succession of medals and rosettes at wine shows
Alex Hill is the owner of Vigo Ltd, experienced cider and Perry producer, as well as his main business of supplying Cidermaking equipment in the UK. This basic small booklet will give the startup Cidermaker some basics.A very useful booklet to read before starting up on this venture
This book is universally known as the ‘winemaker’s bible’. This new, completely updated edition with a total sales record of over 3 million copies sold, sets out in metric, imperial and American measures some 150 detailed recipes, all arranged in the months best suited for their making so that winemaking can be pursued all year round. An inspiration to all beginners in winemaking
This book covers all aspects from planting the vines through cropping and vinification to enjoying the final product. It will help the amateur to produce high-quality wine from home-grown grapes providing the right varieties are used and the simple rules followed
This book is for anyone who wants to grow and to make good cider, apple juice or even cider vinegar. Whether you have a back garden with a couple of apple trees, several acres of orchard deep in the countryside, or you’re just ‘scrumping’ apples from friends and neighbours every autumn, this book is for you. Here you can learn about the equipment you need, the techniques to use and just how they work as they do. You’ll also learn what to do when things go wrong, and how to put them right! Packed with a wealth of practical experience and understanding, Craft Cidermaking is for beginners and old hands alike
A complete, step-by-step guide to home wine and liqueur making–from flower, fruit, and sparkling wines to sloe gin and cherry brandy–including 100 recipes. Ideal for both beginners and those more experienced, The Art of Making Wine and Liqueurs is a comprehensive guide, with clear instructions and plenty of helpful diagrams and drawings. Winemaker Betty Sampson describes the necessary equipment, the basic principles, and the ingredients; tells you how to prepare and mature your wine–and how to avoid the pitfalls; and offers a marvelous array of recipes for flower, fruit, sparkling, and dessert wines as well as liqueurs.