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The Backyard Vintner: An Enthusiast's Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Wine at Home

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Welcom to your own personal wine country, where you will discover recipes and techniques for making and evaluating fine red, white and rose wines from one of America's finest winemakers. This accessible guide teaches you how to select, grow, and harvest grapes that are suited to your region, and, then, how to make authentic artisan wine from them.

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Overview

Welcom to your own personal wine country, where you will discover recipes and techniques for making and evaluating fine red, white and rose wines from one of America's finest winemakers. This accessible guide teaches you how to select, grow, and harvest grapes that are suited to your region, and, then, how to make authentic artisan wine from them.

Included are:

  • Inspiring photographs and how-to illustrations that demonstrate techniques for growing grapes and making wine
  • Tips on determining what kind of soil you have, how fertile it is, and which grapes are best suited to it
  • Guides to which types of grapes will grow best in your climate
  • Ideas on making, storing, and appreciating wines for readers at both the professional and nonprofessional level.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785828266
  • Publisher: Crestline Books
  • Publication date: 3/23/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,059,420
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Jim Lay is the award-winning, small-batch vintner and owner of Linden Vineyards in Linden, Virginia. He also writes, lectures, and teaches classes on wine making.
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