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From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine
     

From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

by Jeff Cox
 

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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

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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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Library Journal
★ 03/01/2015
Now in its fifth edition, this work continues to be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in small-scale winemaking in North America. Equally divided between descriptions of growing grapes and making wine, the book is packed with details, strategies, and tips. Growing information includes site selection and preparation, choosing grape varieties, planting, training, pest control, and harvesting. Among the making-related topics are grape processing, sanitation, preparing containers, fermentation, racking, bottling, storing, and serving. The multiple appendixes offer sources for wine equipment and information, supplies, and grapevines, as well as information on grape pests and diseases. There are also many useful tables: e.g., recommendations for wine grapes by region, pruning guidelines, soil types, and trellising options. Updates to this edition consist of new techniques and varieties for growers in colder regions. Note that this book does not cover wines made from fruits other than grapes. With clear prose that is frequently entertaining, Cox (The Essential Book of Fermentation) makes wine making look easy, but he's up front about the amount of work involved. VERDICT A must-have for anyone interested in making their own wine.—Devon Thomas, Chelsea, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612124384
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
03/10/2015
Edition description:
New
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
169,300
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Cox is the author of 17 books on food, wine, and gardening, including From Vines to Wines and Cellaring Wine. He is a contributing editor to The Art of Eating and The Wine News and is a frequent contributor to Decanter. He has been the host of two television series, Your Organic Garden on PBS and Grow It! on HGTV. Cox lives in Kenwood, California.

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