- Plastic Comb: 304 pages
- Publisher: Mariner Books (August 15, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780156970952
- ISBN-13: 978-0156970952
- ASIN: 0156970953
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.9 x 1 inches
This is an update of The Art of Making Wine by Anderson with Raymond Hull ( LJ 12/15/71). The book includes an introduction to the basic principles; recipes; a reference section with a table of problems and their solutions; a glossary; and a buyer's guide. The recipes are clearly written, with symbols used to designate the different steps. There is a complete variety of wine recipes, using berries, soft fruits, hard fruits, tropical fruits, dried fruits and, of course, fresh grapes. Some recipes are ambitious--one requires 90 pounds of Thompson Seedless table grapes, and the authors warn that a champagne recipe requires a great deal of dedication, practice, and technique. Nevertheless, this is an excellent source for the serious home winemaker.