From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition

The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

Author: Jeff Cox

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124399

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

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From planting vines to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox covers every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine. Fully illustrated instructions show you how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; build trellising systems; select, plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for your climate; press, ferment, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, and taste. With information on making sparkling wines, ice wines, port-style wines, and more, this comprehensive guide is an essential resource for every winemaker.
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The Organic Backyard Vineyard

A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Your Own Grapes

Author: Tom Powers

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604694076

Category: Gardening

Page: 188

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Interest in wine shows no signs of slowing down—wine tours, tastings, and vacations are now common and homeowners often have space dedicated to their collection. The logical next step? Learning to grow and make your own. In The Organic Backyard Vineyard expert Tom Powers walks the small grower through the entire process of growing grapes, with a month-by-month maintenance guide covering all regions of the U.S. and Canada. He explains everything a beginning grape grower needs to know: how to design and build a vineyard, how to select grapes for each region, how to maximize yield using organic maintenance techniques, how to build a trellis, how to harvest at peak flavor, and how to store grapes for winemaking.This edition includes organic growing information and all new photography.
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The Complete Guide to Making Your Own Wine at Home

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: John N. Peragine

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383584

Category: Cooking

Page: 311

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From the basics of distillation to the ingredients used, you will learn all of the basics of home wine making, starting with the wide array of ingredients available to you, including grapes and berries. You will learn everything required to start and operate a home winery.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Winery

Author: Thomas Pellechia

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440653488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Making the dream a reality? For many people, owning and running a winery is a dream job. According to Wine Business Monthly, the number of wineries in the U.S. has jumped 26% in less than three years. To carry out this dream, one must understand that wine making involves both science and art. Starting a winery is just like starting any other business and requires planning and a deep understanding of the industry. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Starting and Running a Winery, readers will learn: ?How to put together a business plan ?Different varieties of grapes and wines ?How to lay out a floor plan and what equipment is needed ?How to promote wines
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Vineyard Simple

How to Build and Maintain Your Own Vineyard

Author: Tom Powers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971766006

Category: Viticulture

Page: 116

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Describes how to build and maintain a small home based vineyard. Step by step instructions, fully illustrated and with photographs.
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The Backyard Vintner

An Enthusiast's Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Wine at Home

Author: Jim Law

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 6244

Anyone who ever wanted to have homemade wine and never thought they had the space or ability to make it will love this book. The Backyard Vintner is a handy guide to at-home wine making that teaches readers the tips and tricks of the trade. It is perfect for those who want to bring the feeling of wine country right into their own backyard. The Backyard Vintner teaches readers how to start and maintain a vineyard, providing vital information on topics such as planting, trellising, and proper pruning techniques for grapes; which grape varieties will grow best in every climate or region; and the wines that can be made from each variety. Basic recipes for wines, and advice on topics such as bottling, storing, and serving wines, are also provided.
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Grape Growing

A Beginners Guide To Discovering The Fundamentals Of Growing Grapes

Author: Bowe Packer

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1680324055

Category: Gardening

Page: 82

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Interested in learning how to grow grapes? Ready to make your own wine? Then you will want to read on..... Believe it or not there are effective ways on how to grow grapes properly. And I give them to you within this guide. Here is just a bit of what you will discover within this guide - Grape Growing: A Beginners Guide To Discovering The Fundamentals Of Growing Grapes. * Selecting viable land for a vineyard. * Notes on using organic fertilizer. * Guidelines for limestone and nutrient application. * Preparing the vineyard for the planting season. * General guidelines for vineyard design. * Checklist for the Annual Care of Grape Vineyards. * Guidelines for Selecting Grape Cultivars. ”> This guide is designed for those that are ready to learn about growing grapes for themselves and are looking for sound guidelines in getting started. Lets face it, if you do not understand the basic fundamentals for grape growing, then how might you even know where to start. ”> Discover these basic fundamentals, apply them and be well on your way to beginning your grape growing process. Growing grapes can be a daunting task if you don't have the basic foundation on how to get started. Gaining knowledge and understanding of how to effectively grow grapes and care for them, will have you beginning your vineyard on the right foot. ”> About The Author Having more than 25 do-it-yourself and self-help books in print, digital and audio format being sold worldwide, It brings me great pleasure to know I am helping someone, somewhere. Even if it is just one tiny little nugget, it is all worth it to me. So, here I am publishing information to the world for consumption. I hope whatever words your read of mine and in whatever format you choose to read them in, that they make a difference in your life. No matter how small or large that difference maybe, it will tell me (in a cosmic kind of way) that I have done my job...... Scroll up and grab a copy today.
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Growing Grapes in Texas

From the Commercial Vineyard to the Backyard Vine

Author: Jim Kamas

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623492238

Category: Science

Page: 264

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In this complete and approachable manual on grape growing in Texas, Jim Kamas asks the essential question all potential growers need to answer: Why do you want to plant a vineyard? Outlining the challenges and risks to all who think viticulture is a weekend hobby, Kamas then identifies the state’s current grape growing regions and covers everything the commercial or home producer needs to know in order to have a successful vineyard. Well-illustrated text offers chapters on site choice and design, rootstock and fruiting varieties, pruning and training strategies, canopy and floor management, and disease and pest control. Kamas thoroughly explores grapevine horticulture, including the systematics, morphology, nutrition, and water needs of the genus Vitus. Finally, he addresses the issues of equipment and infrastructure before closing with some advice about vineyard-winery relations. Kamas was trained as a student in the grape growing country of western New York by some of the “best viticultural minds” in the US, and grape and wine lovers from all parts of the country will find this book a valuable resource.
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Grapes Into Wine

A Guide to Winemaking in America

Author: Philip Marshall Wagner

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0394731727

Category: Cooking

Page: 302

View: 548

Basic technical infomation from the choice of the right vines to the vintage.
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Home Winemaking For Dummies

Author: Tim Patterson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470681138

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 9933

An informative, fun guide to making your own wine It's estimated that one million North Americans make their own wine. Relatively inexpensive to make (a homemade bottle costs from $2 to $4), a bottle with your own label (and grapes) is a fantasy even someone with modest aspirations can fulfill. Author Tim Patterson, an award-winning home winemaker, shows how it's possible for anyone to create a great wine. In Home Winemaking For Dummies, he discusses the art of winemaking from grape to bottle, including how to get the best grapes (and figure out how many you need); determine what equipment is required; select the right yeast and figure out if any other additives are needed; and store, age, and test wine. With detailed tips on creating many varieties -- from bold reds and demure whites to enchanting rosés and delightful sparkling wines -- this guide is your ultimate winemaking resource.
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Home Winemaking Step by Step

A Guide to Fermenting Wine Grapes

Author: Jon Iverson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965793643

Category: Cooking

Page: 238

View: 4901

Written expressly for beginning and advanced amateurs, this guide explores home winemaking in practical terms, focusing on the latest fermentation techniques of both red and white wine grapes. This new edition is more user-friendly than ever, containing an expanded offering of tips and advice to help winemakers obtain the best possible yield as well as descriptions of new yeasts, chemicals, and additives available. Detailed information on equipment, supplies, and how to arrange a source for good grapes as well as mistakes to avoid makes getting started easy. Advanced winemakers will appreciate full explanations of sophisticated topics—such as malolactic fermentation, sparkling wines, concentrate kits, and blending—and listings of websites for supplementary information.
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Understanding Vineyard Soils

Author: Robert E. White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266538

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.
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The Homebuilt Winery

43 Projects for Building and Using Winemaking Equipment

Author: Steve Hughes

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428801

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Build your own winery! Learn how to set up a home winery and construct all the basic equipment for just a fraction of what commercially manufactured products would cost. Leading you through the entire winemaking process, Steve Hughes includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for making more than 30 essential winemaking tools. From fashioning presses and pumps to the best way to fill and cork bottles, The Homebuilt Winery covers everything you need to know to affordably enjoy delicious, high-quality homemade wine.
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Making Wild Wines & Meads

125 Unusual Recipes Using Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & More

Author: Pattie Vargas,Rich Gulling

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580171826

Category: Cooking

Page: 169

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Provides recipes and instructions for beverages such as apricot wine, marigold wine, dry mead, mint metheglin, and hot cranapple punch
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The Grapes of Wine

The Fine Art of Growing Grapes and Making Wine

Author: Baudouin Neirynck

Publisher: Square One Pub

ISBN: 9780757002472

Category: Cooking

Page: 182

View: 1799

Examines how to grow grapes and make wine, including a list of the most popular red and white grapes used for winemaking, optimal soils and climates, and the world's best wine production regions.
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A A Natural History of Wine

Author: Ian Tattersall,Rob DeSalle

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300216602

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

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An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who frequently collaborate on book and museum exhibition projects. When the conversation turned to wine one evening, it almost inevitably led the two—one a palaeoanthropologist, the other a molecular biologist—to begin exploring the many intersections between science and wine. This book presents their fascinating, freewheeling answers to the question “What can science tell us about wine?” And vice versa. Conversational and accessible to everyone, this colorfully illustrated book embraces almost every imaginable area of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for an understanding of what creates this complex beverage) to physiology and neurobiology (for insight into the effects of wine on the mind and body). The authors draw on physics, chemistry, biochemistry, evolution, and climatology, and they expand the discussion to include insights from anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, and even classical history. The resulting volume is indispensible for anyone who wishes to appreciate wine to its fullest.
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Make Your Own Vineyard

Ex Vite Vita

Author: Andrea Scarsi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542436694

Category:

Page: 96

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Making your own vineyard is easy, if you really want to; you've just got to know how, where, and when, and that's it. Now, you can happily gather every bit of information from the comfort of your own home, in just a few days, and having fun. Make Your Own Vineyard is a practical manual for you, if you're interested in learning everything there is to know about grape growing. It tells you how to start a vineyard, plant it properly, placing the rows, installing a trellis system, caring throughout the year, selecting the cultivars, when to seek professional help, pruning, buying essential supplies, watering, protecting from pests, and more. Yes, having plump, juicy grapes, it's truly possible; you just need to know how. Follow the instructions and enjoy. Cheers!
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The Science of Wine

From Vine to Glass

Author: Jamie Goode

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520248007

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

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"The Science of Wine does an outstanding job of integrating 'hard' science about wine with the emotional aspects that make wine appealing."--Patrick J. Mahaney, former senior Vice President for wine quality at Robert Mondavi Winery "Jamie Goode is a rarity in the wine world: a trained scientist who can explain complicated subjects without dumbing them down or coming over like a pointy head. It also helps that he's a terrific writer with a real passion for his subject."--Tim Atkin MW, The Observer
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The Art of Making Wine

Author: Stanley F. Anderson,Raymond Hull

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452267442

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

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With more than 100,000 copies in print, The Art of Making Wine is by now the definitive step-by-step guide for the serious amateur or beginning winemaker. Experienced vintners Anderson and Hull provide more than fifty recipes for making any kind of fruit. For the adventurous winemaker, they give guidelines for endless experimentation. Table reds, whites, and roses, sparkling wines, sherries, and Madeiras can be made from grapes; while apples, pears, currants, blackberries, apricots, plums, and figs--even bananas and passion fruit--make delicious fruity wines. You can even experiment with dandelions, rose hips, honey, or herbs. The authors provide details on: Starting your home winery without spending a cent--using easy-to-find household items; Choosing and buying fruit, or using specially marketed concentrates or wine bases; Making a yeast starter; do's and don't's of sugar, acid, and temperature control; measuring alcohol content; Equipment for the more sophisticated winemaker, and all you need to know about bottles, barrels, corks, and racks; Common problems--from musty-smelling wine to exploding bottles--and how to solve them. Whether you are a traditionalist looking for new ideas or a beginner who has suddenly acquired a lot of fruit and needs to use it fast, you are certain to find inspiration here.
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Postmodern Winemaking

Rethinking the Modern Science of an Ancient Craft

Author: Clark Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275195

Category: Cooking

Page: 344

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In Postmodern Winemaking, Smith shares knowledge he has accumulated in engaging, humorous, and erudite essays that convey a new vision of the winemaker’s craft—one that credits the crucial roles played by both science and art in the winemaking process. Smith, a leading innovator in red wine production techniques, explains how traditional enological education has led many winemakers astray—enabling them to create competent, consistent wines while putting exceptional wines of structure and mystery beyond their grasp. Great wines, he claims, demand a personal and creative engagement with many elements of the process. His lively exploration of the facets of postmodern winemaking, together with profiles of some of its practitioners, is both entertaining and enlightening.
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