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The Home Winemaker's Companion

The Home Winemaker's Companion



From the Back Cover
"It's great to see that home winemaking remains alive and well. Home winemakers helped to keep the art of winemaking alive in the United States during prohibition and remain an important tie between American culture and European roots." (Peter Modavi, Jr., Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena, California)

"The Home Winemakerís Companion is the ideal book for the home winemakers." (Larry McCullock, Chamard Vineyard, Clinton, CT)

"I can think of no one more capable of writing a home winemaker's companion than my good friend Gene Spaziani. He lives joyfully and has great passion for the product of the grape." (Harry McWatters, President, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery/Hawthorne Mountain Estate Winery, Summerland, British Columbia)

Few pleasures are more gratifying than pouring a glass of fine wine, admiring it clarity and color, savoring its rich bouquet, raising it to your lips, and knowing that you made it yourself. With this complete guide to home winemaking, such pleasure can be yours with little fuss and lots of fun. THE HOME WINEMAKER'S COMPANION will guide you as you progress from making your very first batch of kit wine to mastering advanced techniques for making wine from fresh grapes. Included are Gene Spaziani's tried-and-true recipes for 115 delectable wines ñ even port and champagne!

Making consistently great wine at home is easy; the hardest part is being patient while your wine ages!

About the Author
GENE SPAZIANI has 40 years of experience as a home winemaker and has won numerous awards and citations for his efforts. He is a charter member of the Society of Wine Educators and a past president of the American Wine Society. Most recently, Gene served as head of the American delegation of judges for VinItaly ñ a prestigious international wine competition and the worldís largest annual wine fair ñin Verona, Italy.

ED HALLORAN is a freelance writer, a radio and television commentator, and a college marketing professor.

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Books (July 1, 2000)
  • ISBN: 1580172091
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 8.0 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds.


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