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

View: 8899

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.

From Vines to Wines

The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

Author: Jeff Cox

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124380

Category: Cooking

Page: 253

View: 6812

From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine is covered in this classic guide. Fully illustrated instructions clearly show you how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; build effective trellising systems; select, plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for your climate; press, ferment, age, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, and taste. This revised and updated second edition features all-new information on creating your own sparkling wines, ice wines, port-style wines, and dessert wines.

From Vines to Wines

The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

Author: Jeff Cox

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580171052

Category: Cooking

Page: 235

View: 9238

Tells how to select, plant, cultivate, train, prune, protect and harvest grapes, and explains each step in making wine

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

View: 6618

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.

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

View: 671

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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Winery

Author: Thomas Pellechia

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440653488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4526

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

Vineyard Simple

How to Build and Maintain Your Own Vineyard

Author: Tom Powers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971766006

Category: Viticulture

Page: 116

View: 6977

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

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

View: 6384

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.

The Way to Make Wine

How to Craft Superb Table Wines at Home

Author: Sheridan Warrick

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520961293

Category: Cooking

Page: 296

View: 2683

The Way to Make Wine reveals everything needed to make delicious wines—both reds and whites—from start to finish. Rich with insider know-how, this book divulges the many practical advances made in the past few decades and demonstrates that do-it-yourself winemaking is now simpler and more rewarding than ever. Straightforward illustrations of key tools and steps help make this book one-stop shopping for wine lovers, beer brewers, avid cooks, or anyone who’s ever dreamed of producing table wines at home. This updated and expanded edition features: * new how-to illustrations * tips and techniques from accomplished professional winemakers * up-to-date information on the rewards and challenges of running natural wine fermentations * fresh ways to apply your home-brewing knowledge to make remarkable reds and whites Providing concise, clear, and practical guidance, Sheridan Warrick shows that making your own wine is not only easy but also a pleasure.

The Backyard Vintner

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

Author: Jim Law

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 175

View: 718

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.

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: 3409

Basic technical infomation from the choice of the right vines to the vintage.

Home Winemaking Step by Step

A Guide to Fermenting Wine Grapes

Author: Jon Iverson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965793643

Category: Cooking

Page: 238

View: 302

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.

Understanding Vineyard Soils

Author: Robert E. White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266538

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 1080

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.

Wine-Growers Guide

Author: Philip M. Wagner

Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing

ISBN: 093266492X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 6430

Back by popular demand, this guide to grape cultivation covers everything from establishing a vineyard to vine ailments. Suitable for both amateur and commercial growers, it considers viticulture conditions throughout North America.

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

View: 1182

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.

Make Your Own Vineyard

Ex Vite Vita

Author: Andrea Scarsi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542436694

Category:

Page: 96

View: 8663

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!

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: 3578

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.

The Homebuilt Winery

43 Projects for Building and Using Winemaking Equipment

Author: Steve Hughes

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428801

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

View: 8017

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.

Home Winemaking For Dummies

Author: Tim Patterson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470681138

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 2748

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.

The Wild Vine

A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine

Author: Todd Kliman

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307591302

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 5762

A rich romp through untold American history featuring fabulous characters, The Wild Vine is the tale of a little-known American grape that rocked the fine-wine world of the nineteenth century and is poised to do so again today. Author Todd Kliman sets out on an epic quest to unravel the mystery behind Norton, a grape used to make a Missouri wine that claimed a prestigious gold medal at an international exhibition in Vienna in 1873. At a time when the vineyards of France were being ravaged by phylloxera, this grape seemed to promise a bright future for a truly American brand of wine-making, earthy and wild. And then Norton all but vanished. What happened? The narrative begins more than a hundred years before California wines were thought to have put America on the map as a wine-making nation and weaves together the lives of a fascinating cast of renegades. We encounter the suicidal Dr. Daniel Norton, tinkering in his experimental garden in 1820s Richmond, Virginia. Half on purpose and half by chance, he creates a hybrid grape that can withstand the harsh New World climate and produce good, drinkable wine, thus succeeding where so many others had failed so fantastically before, from the Jamestown colonists to Thomas Jefferson himself. Thanks to an influential Long Island, New York, seed catalog, the grape moves west, where it is picked up in Missouri by German immigrants who craft the historic 1873 bottling. Prohibition sees these vineyards burned to the ground by government order, but bootleggers keep the grape alive in hidden backwoods plots. Generations later, retired Air Force pilot Dennis Horton, who grew up playing in the abandoned wine caves of the very winery that produced the 1873 Norton, brings cuttings of the grape back home to Virginia. Here, dot-com-millionaire-turned-vintner Jenni McCloud, on an improbable journey of her own, becomes Norton’s ultimate champion, deciding, against all odds, to stake her entire reputation on the outsider grape. Brilliant and provocative, The Wild Vine shares with readers a great American secret, resuscitating the Norton grape and its elusive, inky drink and forever changing the way we look at wine, America, and long-cherished notions of identity and reinvention.