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Making Wild Wines & Meads: 125 Unusual Recipes Using Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & Moreby Pattie Vargas
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Interest in wine and mead making is on the rise as hobbyists discover that you don't need expensive equipment or elaborate calculations to make your own "bottled sunshine."<P>This revised and updated edition of Storey's 1992 title Country Wines offers concise instructions, a glossary of terms, and 125 recipes — forty of which are brand-new! Even beginners can create delicious wines using common kitchen equipment and ingredients, and experienced winemakers will love the unique recipes!<P>"Making Wild Wines & Meads" includes offbeat but absolutely delectable recipes for fruit, flower, and herb wines; wine coolers and punches; and meads, a fermented beverage made from honey.
Make extraordinary homemade wines from everything BUT grapes! Exotic wines, honey meads, spicy metheglins, and fruity melomels — there's no end to the list of delicious elixirs you can make using ingredients from your local market and even your own backyard. In Making Wild Wines & Meads, you'll find easy, step-by-step winemaking instructions plus unforgettable recipes, including Apricot Wine, Dry Mead, Marigold Wine, Almond Wine, Cherry Melomel, Cranberry Claret, Pea Pod Wine, Lemon-Thyme Metheglin, Strawberry Wine, and Rose Hip Melomel.
About the Author
Richard Gulling is an avid home winemaker. He is co-author of several books on the subject, including Cordials from Your Kitchen and Country Wines, which has been revised and is now titled Making Wild Wines & Meads. Richard is a pharmacy manager whose background in chemistry helped refine and modernize their winemaking process. He lives in Ohio.Pattie Vargas is an avid home winemaker. He is co-author of several books on the subject, including Cordials from Your Kitchen and Country Wines, which has been revised and is now titled Making Wild Wines & Meads. Pattie is the Editorial Project Manager at Mazer Corporation and has won several awards. She is a member of the National Press Women's Association and National Council for the Social Studies. Pattie has three children and four grandchildren.
Besides working as an Internet consultant, She lives in Ohio.
Table of Contents
1 Winemaking Made Easy
2 Making Wines from Fruits
3 Making Wines from Flowers, Nuts & Vegetables
4 Making Meads, Melomels & Metheglins
5 Making Wines from Herbs
6 Making Wine Coolers & Wine Punches
Glossary of Winemaking Terms
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