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From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes & Making Your Own Wine

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Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

Tells how to select, plant, cultivate, train, prune, protect and harvest grapes, and explains each step in making wine.

About the Author

Freelance author and journalist Jeff Cox is a contributing editor to Organic Gardening magazine and The Wine News and is the host of Grow It! on the Home & Garden Television Network. He has written 13 gardening books, including From Vines to Wines, Seasonal Celebrations, The Perennial Garden (with his wife, Marilyn Cox), The Spirit of Gardening, and Flowers For All Seasons. Jeff is a member of the Author's Guild of America, Garden Writers' Association of America, and the San Francisco Professional Food Society. He lives in California.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580171052
Author:
Cox, Jeff
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Location:
Pownal, VT :
Subject:
Wine / Spirits / Liquor
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
Viticulture
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Viticulture -- United States.
Subject:
COOKING / Beverages / Wine and Spirits
Subject:
Gardening-Fruit Gardening
Subject:
COOKING / Beverages/Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Gardening-Fruit
Subject:
COOKING / Methods/General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.63 in 0.88 lb

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