DetailsMidwest 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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Author Daniel Pambianchi
4.5 / 5.012 Reviewsa book all wine makers should readThis moves beyond easy to learn basics and teaches you advanced techniques you wouldn't master on your own. How to add acids and SO2 testing, how to make a wine that you like as opposed to others. If you have problems with your wine like off flavors, the book will help pin point the problem. This is a book everyone should read eventually.September 4, 2013Advanced wine makingMessing around with acid and Tannins can easily ruin your wine, or turn a dull wine into a winner. This is a break through book that really helped me get my head around what my wine was missing. One of the best wine making books ever written.October 23, 2013Very informativeGreat 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.February 4, 2016Very advancedIt 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.December 7, 2013If you want to increase your wine making skills, this is the bookThe 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.January 29, 2014Great BookVery thorough and explains all there is to know about wine making and equipment in easy to understand non-ambiguous termsDecember 15, 2017Doctoring your wineThis is a good book for the experienced winemaker, especially those who make large quantities of wine from grapes. I like how it's organized., and the troubleshooting section is good when things start to go wrong. Good chapter on adding Sulfites._x000D_February 4, 2013Adding modifiers to wineClear description of additives like TA (Acid), pH and Sulphite (SO2) testing and management. Explains the chemistry of fermentation, and why and how to test for parameters. Why do you like particular wines and how can you emulate them. I consider this type of information important and recommend this book.December 27, 2012Just the right amount of technical detailA well written book that contains numerous photos, illustrations, charts, tables and graphs. It's got good chapters on equipment, fermentation, troubleshooting,_x000D__x000D_I think some of the temperatures are a bit off.February 12, 2013Solid advanced wine making bookSome good advice on identifying and correcting problems with your wine. Solid organization, good chapter an adding Sufites, good charts and discussion of equipment and fermentation. A good book for experienced wine makers.July 9, 2013
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