This review is by Tim Bentley, a self confessed homebrew dummy.
“The book as a whole is pretty good. it starts simply and continues slowly building on the information already imparted in the early chapters using easy to follow plain English. If you’re starting from the position that you know nothing (except for the fact that you don’t want to pay supermarket prices for beer) then this is the book for you.
There are some problems for UK readers in that the measurements are in US, i.e. a pint is sixteen fluid ounces rather than the British Imperial 20 oz, and the knock on effect is that the quart is 36oz and the US Gallon is 128oz (6.4 pints or 3600ml), only 80% of a standard UK Imperial Gallon (4500ml).”
Pharmaceutical Note: To convert to UK gallons to make your British 40 pint brew, multiply all quantities, fl oz and dry weight, by 1¼
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