This is an update of The Art of Making Wine by Anderson with Raymond Hull ( LJ 12/15/71). The book includes an introduction to the basic principles; recipes; a reference section with a table of problems and their solutions; a glossary; and a buyer's guide. The recipes are clearly written, with symbols used to designate the different steps. There is a complete variety of wine recipes, using berries, soft fruits, hard fruits, tropical fruits, dried fruits and, of course, fresh grapes. Some recipes are ambitious--one requires 90 pounds of Thompson Seedless table grapes, and the authors warn that a champagne recipe requires a great deal of dedication, practice, and technique. Nevertheless, this is an excellent source for the serious home winemaker.
- Christine Bulson, SUNY at Oneonta Lib.