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Title:
From vines to wines : the complete guide to growing grapes and making your own wine
Author:
Cox, Jeff, 1940-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Pownal, Vt. : Storey Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xx, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781580171052
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Create you own backyard winery!

From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox's From Vines to Wines is the most complete and up-to-date guide to growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine.

Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and home winemakers will find the latest techniques in this fully revised and updated edition. With thorough, illustrated instructions, you'll learn how to:

-- Choose and prepare a vineyard site

-- Construct sturdy and effective trellising systems

-- Plant, prune, and harvest the perfect grapes for your climate

-- Press, ferment, age and bottle your own wine

-- Judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, body, and taste


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Booklist Review

Home winemaking is on the rise, and oenological options in general are frequently honed or increased, so updated winemaking information is in demand. And what a thorough and concisely written third edition this is. From matching vine type to climate, all the way down to label information, every important aspect of winemaking is engagingly addressed. (A diagram sequence on pruning and training vines will have readers tromping outside in search of any overgrown plant.) Controversial aspects, such as pesticides and the use of sulfur dioxide to kill microorganisms in unfermented juice, are given even-handed treatment. Appended information includes a winemaking log, suggested readings, sources for supplies (including vines), and a full section on pest control. So clear and condensed is this book that users will undoubtedly photocopy and paste up many of its charts and diagrams. Winemaking has spread nationwide, so expect demand, especially in areas and states with vineyard regions. (Reviewed March 15, 1999)1580171052Dane Carr


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction Making Wine
Part 1 Selecting the Vines
The Context of Winemaking
The Origin of Classic Wine Grapes
A Self-Education in Wine Climate and Geography
Affect Choice of Wines
Identifying Wine-Growing Areas
Part 2 Growing the Grapes
Parts of the Grapevine
Choosing a Vineyard Size and Site
Finding a Favorable Site Vineyard Soil and Grape Quality Other Site
Considerations Grape
Trellises Hardware for Constructing a Trellis
Construction Directions
Ordering and Planting
Grapestock Managing Vineyard Rows and Aisles
How to Prune Grapes
Grapevine Pruning Illustrated Cluster
Thinning Trellis Systems
Illustrated Pest Control Strategies
Fertilization Tending Grape Crops
Determining Ripeness Harvesting Botrytized Grapes
Weather as a Harvest Factor Harvesting
Part 3 Making the Wine
Making Consistently Fine Wine
The Primary Fermentation
The Secondary Fermentation
Further Racking and Aging Wine Disorders
Filtering Fining Blending Final Measurements Before Bottling
Bottling Corking
Labeling Cellaring the Wine
Wine Accoutrements Sensory
Evaluation of Wine Appendix
1 The Home Winemaker's Record Book Appendix
2 For More Information Appendix
3 Sources of Supplies Appendix
4 Sources for Grapevines Appendix
5 Grape Pests and Their Controls
Index

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