Synopses & Reviews
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."
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!
"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 In this refreshingly unique take on winemaking, Patti Vargas and Rich Gulling offer 125 recipes for unusual wines made from herbs, fruits, flowers, and honey. Learn to use ingredients from your farmers' market, grocery store, or even your own backyard to make deliciously fermented drinks. Lemon-Thyme Metheglin, Rose Hip Melomel, and Pineapple-Orange Delight are just the beginning of an unexplored world of delightfully natural wild wines. Cheers
Make Extraordinary Homemade Wines from Everything but Grapes!
Elegant, exotic wines, honey meads, spicy metheglins, and fruity melomels -- there's no end to great-tasting elixirs you can make using ingredients from your local market and even your own backyard!
You'll find easy, step-by-step winemaking instructions plus memorable recipes, including:
-- Apricot Wine
-- Dry Mead
-- Marigold Wine
-- Almond Wine
-- Cherry Melomel
-- Cranberry Claret
-- Peapod Wine
-- Lemon-Thyme Metheglin
-- 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 and Vegetables
4 Making Meads, Melomels and Metheglins
5 Making Wines from Herbs
6 Making Wine Coolers and Wine Punches
Glossary of Winemaking Terms