Home Winemaking For Dummies

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.

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  1. An immediate classic I owned one of the first copies of this book and have nothing but respect for the great (and now, sadly, late) Tim Patterson.Tim made fine wines – mostly forceful reds, never merlot, plenty of zinfandels, pinot noir only when the grapes were at their peak, and an occasional rose, chenin blanc, or sparkling white – from 1997 to 2013. After the first few years, every bottle of his wine was spoken for by the time it was bottled, and I certainly bought three or four cases a year. The…

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