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
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.
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