- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (July 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1580172091
- ISBN-13: 978-1580172097
8.1 x 8 x 0.8 inches
"It's great to see that home winemaking remains alive and well. Home winemakers helped to keep the art of winemaking alive in the United States during prohibition and remain an important tie between American culture and European roots." (Peter Modavi, Jr., Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena, California)
"The Home WinemakerÝs Companion is the ideal book for the home winemakers." (Larry McCullock, Chamard Vineyard, Clinton, CT)
"I can think of no one more capable of writing a home winemaker's companion than my good friend Gene Spaziani. He lives joyfully and has great passion for the product of the grape." (Harry McWatters, President, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery/Hawthorne Mountain Estate Winery, Summerland, British Columbia)
Few pleasures are more gratifying than pouring a glass of fine wine, admiring it clarity and color, savoring its rich bouquet, raising it to your lips, and knowing that you made it yourself. With this complete guide to home winemaking, such pleasure can be yours with little fuss and lots of fun.
THE HOME WINEMAKER'S COMPANION will guide you as you progress from making your very first batch of kit wine to mastering advanced techniques for making wine from fresh grapes. Included are Gene Spaziani's tried-and-true recipes for 115 delectable wines ˝ even port and champagne! Making consistently great wine at home is easy; the hardest part is being patient while your wine ages!