Synopses & Reviews
The ultimate guide for the novice and advanced winemaker
This book is the ultimate resource for 'non-commercial' winemakers who are determined to understand the process and master the art of producing wonderful wines. Ellie Butz, Enologist, Vintage Winery Consultants, and co-author of Winemaking: From Grape Growing to Marketplace
This updated edition of the bestselling Techniques in Home Winemaking is the comprehensive guide for beginners and advanced winemakers looking for the latest techniques in premium wine production. From choosing the raw material concentrate, juice or grapes to bottling, this book provides detailed instructions on selecting and using equipment, determining the best material for specific wine styles, and analyzing wine to monitor and control quality.
A troubleshooting guide that addresses all varieties of problems
Detailed instructions on making Pinot Noir, traditional method, sparkling wine, Port, and icewine-style wines
Easy-to-read charts and tables
Detailed, cross-referenced index
"Flow charts and clearly organized chapters make for an in-depth reference work." Time magazine
"There's in-depth detail here that I have previously seen only in professional texts: the inside scoop on alcoholic fermentation; on fining and filtration; on the malolactic fermentation; on the care and maintenance of oak barrels; on avoiding and treating winemaking problems; and on the making of sparkling port and ice wines. I just wish Daniel Pambianchi's book was available when I was just starting out as a winemaker . . . it could have saved me a lot of trial and error along the way!" Thomas Bachelder, winemaker, Lemelson Winery
From crushing grapes to bottling wine, this essential handbook enables the home winemaker to make informed decisions about ingredients, equipment, and the winemaking process. Precise step-by-step instructions lead both novice and advanced winemakers through all of the important procedures, including selecting and working with new equipment, determining the best material for specific styles, analyzing the product, monitoring acidity levels, and common troubleshooting problems. Using accessible charts and tables to offer detailed instructions for making Pinot noir, port, and sparkling wines, this newly updated edition also covers often overlooked topics, such as ice wines and blending varieties.
About the Author
Daniel Pambianchi is the founder and CEO of Cadenza Wines Inc., a small commercial winery in Ontario that produces a wide range of premium wines. He is a regular columnist and the technical editor for WineMaker magazine, a member of the American Wine Society and the Society of Wine Educators, and the author of Kit Winemaking and Wine Myths, Facts & Snobberies. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.