Midwest highly recommends this book! Newly-revised and expanded, this book has gotten much thicker since the last edition. It may be time to pass the older version onto a friend and pick up this expanded copy. An easy-to-use, clearly-illustrated book that caters to novices and advanced winemakers alike. It allows home winemakers to make informed decisions on how to make the best wines from concentrates, juices, or grapes using equipment according to their needs and means. The chapters are laid out in a logical sequence, from crushing to bottling, in the same order as the handy flowcharts that are provided in the early pages of the book. Expanded sections describe the instruments and procedures for monitoring and controlling acid, pH and sulfite levels, introduces new recently-available winemaking equipment, provides step-by-step instructions for making world-class sparkling wines, discusses winemaking problems, and includes numerous pictures and diagrams. 509 Pages.
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It didnt give enough information for my husband to start making wine again.
Very thorough and explains all there is to know about wine making and equipment in easy to understand non-ambiguous terms
Great book that dives into all areas of wine making. Just began to explore all the techniques offered in the book. I can't wait to apply some of the suggestions to my own wine making. This will be my go to book from when I start crushing the grapes in the fall to enjoying a glass of the finished product. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in wine making.
The book has many photos and drawings, plus charts and tables, and everything is explained well. If you've ever made wine with any defects or had problems, odds are the book can help you out.
It has all kinds of information about acid adjustments, types of acids, tannins, sulfites, etc. Its a good book, and as I have gotten more into wine making I am understanding this chapters better. For an experience wine maker.