Techniques in Home Winemaking

The Comprehensive Guide to Making Chateau-Style Wines

Author: Daniel Pambianchi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550653250

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

View: 8264

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. Features: • 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
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Home Winemaking Step by Step

A Guide to Fermenting Wine Grapes

Author: Jon Iverson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780965793643

Category: Cooking

Page: 238

View: 8898

Written expressly for beginning and advanced amateurs, this guide explores home winemaking in practical terms, focusing on the latest fermentation techniques of both red and white wine grapes. This new edition is more user-friendly than ever, containing an expanded offering of tips and advice to help winemakers obtain the best possible yield as well as descriptions of new yeasts, chemicals, and additives available. Detailed information on equipment, supplies, and how to arrange a source for good grapes as well as mistakes to avoid makes getting started easy. Advanced winemakers will appreciate full explanations of sophisticated topics—such as malolactic fermentation, sparkling wines, concentrate kits, and blending—and listings of websites for supplementary information.
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A Complete Guide to Quality in Small-Scale Wine Making

Author: John Anthony Considine,Elizabeth Frankish

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124079172

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 5747

As the wine industry has experienced a period of rapid global expansion, there is a renewed emphasis on quality and consistency even within the small winery industry. Written for the small production program, A Complete Guide to Quality in Small-Scale Wine Making is for the novice to intermediate level winemaker seeking foundational information in chemistry and sensory science as they relate to wine quality at a technical level. Drawing from personal experience as well as scientific literature, this book introduces the core concepts of winemaking before delving into methods and analysis to provide practical insights into creating and maintaining quality in the wine product. Understand the chemistry and sensory science at the foundation of quality wines Explore real-world examples of key analysis and application of concepts Practice methods and exercises for hands-on experience
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Winery Utilities

Planning, Design and Operation

Author: David R. Storm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475769733

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 3038

This book has been written for an eclectic audience of winery developers (owners), winemakers with utility responsibilities (real or implied), winery design professionals (architects and engineers), and university-level enol ogy professors, all of whom at sometime in their careers must address the subject of winery site utilities as a distinct and important element of their jobs. Wine and other fermented beverages in one form or another are pro duced commercially in almost all temperate zones of the world. Utility requirements for wineries, which use grapes as the fermentable sugar source, are the focus of this reference book, although similarities in fun damental production processes for other subdivisions of the fermented beverage industry may find useful reference information in the chapters which follow. Wine production methods may differ somewhat from country to coun try, but the sizing, need for reliability, ease of operation, and cost-effec tiveness of water, wastewater, electrical, fire protection, and other support systems remain nearly universally constant. Of necessity, the author's past planning and design experience with nearly 60 winery utility systems, will xi xii Preface emphasize contemporary design fundamentals related to the U.S. wine industry. However, where possible, opportunities will be taken to relate American practice to, for example, European, Australian, and South Amer ican wine industries where discrete differences in utility systems have been observed by the author or discovered in the literature research that was part of the production effort for this volume.
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Monitoring the Winemaking Process from Grapes to Wine

Techniques and Concepts

Author: Patrick Iland

Publisher: N.A


Category: Wine and wine making

Page: 116

View: 6949

Presents procedures and guidelines for operations and tests conducted throughout the winemaking process.
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Wine Analysis and Production

Author: Zoecklein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475769784

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 621

View: 3483

Winemaking as a form of food preseIVation is as old as civilization. Wine has been an integral component of people's daily diet since its discovery and has also played an important role in the development of society, reli gion, and culture. We are currently drinking the best wines ever produced. We are able to do this because of our increased understanding of grape growing, biochemistry and microbiology of fermentation, our use of ad vanced technology in production, and our ability to measure the various major and minor components that comprise this fascinating beverage. Historically, winemakers succeeded with slow but gradual improvements brought about by combinations of folklore, obseIVation, and luck. How ever, they also had monumental failures resulting in the necessity to dis pose of wine or convert it into distilled spirits or vinegar. It was assumed that even the most marginally drinkable wines could be marketed. This is not the case for modem producers. The costs of grapes, the technology used in production, oak barrels, corks, bottling equipment, etc. , have in creased dramatically and continue to rise. Consumers are now accustomed to supplies of inexpensive and high-quality varietals and blends; they con tinue to demand better. Modem winemakers now rely on basic science and xvi Preface xvii the systematic application of their art to produce products pleasing to the increasingly knowledgeable consumer base that enjoys wine as part of its civilized society.
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Kit Winemaking

The Illustrated Beginner's Guide to Making Wines from Concentrate

Author: Daniel Pambianchi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550652512

Category: Cooking

Page: 108

View: 8633

Kit Winemaking provides beginners with day-by-day instructions on making superlative kit wines, often undistinguishable from homemade ones crafted from grapes, or even commercial wines.The trend is clear—there is an increasing number of new wine hobbyists with one out of five just starting out in home winemaking and two-thirds using kits/concentrate. With the vast improvement in kit quality—and hence, wine quality—and with a plethora of wine kits and styles now available, home winemaking has become a very serious hobby.This guide describes the most common problems, how to resolve them, and how to avoid them in the first place. All this is supplemented with a handy glossary to the entire winemaking lingo to turn any novice into an expert.
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Home Winemaking For Dummies

Author: Tim Patterson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470681138

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 8026

An informative, fun guide to making your own wine It's estimated that one million North Americans make their own wine. Relatively inexpensive to make (a homemade bottle costs from $2 to $4), a bottle with your own label (and grapes) is a fantasy even someone with modest aspirations can fulfill. Author Tim Patterson, an award-winning home winemaker, shows how it's possible for anyone to create a great wine. In Home Winemaking For Dummies, he discusses the art of winemaking from grape to bottle, including how to get the best grapes (and figure out how many you need); determine what equipment is required; select the right yeast and figure out if any other additives are needed; and store, age, and test wine. With detailed tips on creating many varieties -- from bold reds and demure whites to enchanting rosés and delightful sparkling wines -- this guide is your ultimate winemaking resource.
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From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition

The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

Author: Jeff Cox

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124399

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

View: 9879

From planting vines to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox covers every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine. Fully illustrated instructions show you how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; build trellising systems; select, plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for your climate; press, ferment, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, and taste. With information on making sparkling wines, ice wines, port-style wines, and more, this comprehensive guide is an essential resource for every winemaker.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Winery

Author: Thomas Pellechia

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440653488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 5576

Making the dream a reality? For many people, owning and running a winery is a dream job. According to Wine Business Monthly, the number of wineries in the U.S. has jumped 26% in less than three years. To carry out this dream, one must understand that wine making involves both science and art. Starting a winery is just like starting any other business and requires planning and a deep understanding of the industry. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Starting and Running a Winery, readers will learn: ?How to put together a business plan ?Different varieties of grapes and wines ?How to lay out a floor plan and what equipment is needed ?How to promote wines
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The Homebuilt Winery

43 Projects for Building and Using Winemaking Equipment

Author: Steve Hughes

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428801

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Build your own winery! Learn how to set up a home winery and construct all the basic equipment for just a fraction of what commercially manufactured products would cost. Leading you through the entire winemaking process, Steve Hughes includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for making more than 30 essential winemaking tools. From fashioning presses and pumps to the best way to fill and cork bottles, The Homebuilt Winery covers everything you need to know to affordably enjoy delicious, high-quality homemade wine.
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Creating World Class Red Wine

Author: Mark Stanley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500825416

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 150

View: 6768

Creating World Class Red Wine is dedicated to both wine lovers and winemakers, and was written to be enjoyable by both. Why does one bottle of wine retail for only $5.00 while another sells for $5000? What techniques are used to grow top quality grapes and make the world's best wines? The art and science of Enology is discussed in an easy to read format from the perspective of the professional winemaker, and is covered in enough detail to serve as an artistic guide for professional vintners as well as a definitive reference for amateurs. Refined grape growing techniques, crushing regimens, yeast inoculation procedures, and fermentation protocols are discussed, followed by malolactic fermentation disciplines, barrel and amphora types, and cellaring processes. The focus is on quality. This work originates from a top-down study of how the finest wines in the world are actually made. Creating World Class Red Wine was written to be a standard practical winemaking reference for the 21st century.
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Mommy Mixology

A Cocktail for Every Calamity

Author: Janet Frongillo

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612430864

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 5870

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Closer to Home

The Author and the Author Portrait

Author: Terence Byrnes

Publisher: Vehicule Press

ISBN: 9781550652482

Category: Cooking

Page: 141

View: 9370

Closer to Home: The Author and the Author Portrait fixes its searching and intimate gaze on writers as they have seldom been seen before. These striking images were captured at a location where the writer lives, works or plays. Each is accompanied by a crisp and insightful vignette about the experience of photographing the writer, thoughts about the uses of artists’ portraits, and, often, a touch of refined literary gossip. Terence Byrnes, whose own collection of short stories, Wintering Over, garnered critical praise, removed himself from the limelight tobehind the camera to photograph other writers. For a period of ten years, he visited writers in their homes and, while discussing the writing life with them, photographed them at their ease. “The literary portrait,” Byrnes says, “had become moribund, showing writers as stalwart or fetching in various degrees, and barricaded by books like a university don from a British novel of manners. These portraits show the photographer as an interloper to whom the writer must react as an individual, not as a role.” The history of the literary portrait and its place in the creation of commercial success and literary canons will be examined in an introductory critical essay, “The Seductive Frontispiece.”
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The Winemaker's Answer Book

Solutions to Every Problem; Answers to Every Question

Author: Alison Crowe

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428054

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 1185

Whether you’re curious about procuring basic equipment or struggling to grasp the finer points of fermentation, Alison Crowe has expert answers to all of your winemaking questions. With straightforward advice on everything from the best way to press fruit to how long you should cellar your wine, Crowe has you covered throughout the entire winemaking process. Packed with encouragement and proven solutions, The Winemaker’s Answer Book will have even the most bewildered winemaker confidently bottling up batch after batch of delectable homemade wine.
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The Organic Backyard Vineyard

A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Your Own Grapes

Author: Tom Powers

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604694076

Category: Gardening

Page: 188

View: 2893

Interest in wine shows no signs of slowing down—wine tours, tastings, and vacations are now common and homeowners often have space dedicated to their collection. The logical next step? Learning to grow and make your own. In The Organic Backyard Vineyard expert Tom Powers walks the small grower through the entire process of growing grapes, with a month-by-month maintenance guide covering all regions of the U.S. and Canada. He explains everything a beginning grape grower needs to know: how to design and build a vineyard, how to select grapes for each region, how to maximize yield using organic maintenance techniques, how to build a trellis, how to harvest at peak flavor, and how to store grapes for winemaking.This edition includes organic growing information and all new photography.
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A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse

Author: John Mallett

Publisher: Brewers Publications

ISBN: 193846916X

Category: Cooking

Page: 300

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Brewers often call malt the soul of beer. Fourth in the Brewing Elements series, Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse delves into the intricacies of this key ingredient used in virtually all beers. This book provides a comprehensive overview of malt, with primary focus on barley, from the field through the malting process. With primers on history, agricultural development and physiology of the barley kernel, John Mallett (Bell’s Brewery, Inc.) leads us through the enzymatic conversion that takes place during the malting process. A detailed discussion of enzymes, the Maillard reaction, and specialty malts follows. Quality and analysis, malt selection, and storage and handling are explained. This book is of value to all brewers, of all experience levels, who wish to learn more about the role of malt as the backbone of beer.
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Wine Myths, Facts & Snobberies

81 Questions & Answers on the Science and Enjoyment of Wine

Author: Daniel Pambianchi

Publisher: Vehicule Press

ISBN: 9781550652833

Category: Cooking

Page: 229

View: 722

Wine drinkers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and knowledgeable about wine and, as a result, much more inquisitive about the science of wine and the impact it has on our health.Wine Myths, Facts & Snobberies answers questions asked by the novice and experienced enophile alike. Daniel Pambianchi, winery owner and author of the best-selling Techniques in Home Winemaking,uses short anecdotes with a dash of humour to present intriguing facts about wine—debunking wine myths along the way. Authoritative and entertaining, he covers winemaking, wine service, styles, faults, frauds, the health benefits of drinking wine, and other topics. With today’s wine sales and consumption far outpacing those of beer and spirits, this is a must-have book for any wine lover.
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Making Good Wine

Author: Bryce Rankine

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1742625851

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 4190

Making Good Wine has become the classic text on Australian and New Zealand winemaking, read and treasured by professional and amateur winemakers, students, wine lovers and buffs alike who want to know more about wine. Clearly and expertly it explains the principles as well as the practices of winemaking, and highlights the remarkable nature of the product. Written by Bryce Rankine, long-time head of oenology at South Australia's famous Roseworthy College, this the definitive work on winemaking in Australia and New Zealand.
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Wine Making Journal, for the Homemade Wine Maker

Author: Adam Courtney


ISBN: 1430303298

Category: Cooking

Page: 152

View: 9958

The Wine Making Journal is an easy to use journal to record all of your homemade wine batches. The journal has sections for recording the primary and secondary fermentation, bottling, and tasting of each batch. There is also a space to attach your label for posterity. The Wine Making Journal has handy reference charts included to help make your wine production easier and quicker. For less than the cost of yeast, you can keep track of all your wine batches in one convenient location. No longer do you need to keep track of countless loose pages of notes, or a notebook full of scribbled hieroglyphics. A definite must have for the home wine maker.
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