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Paperback Home Winemaking Step-by-Step: A Guide to Fermenting Wine Grapes Book

ISBN: 096579363X

ISBN13: 9780965793636

Home Winemaking Step-by-Step: A Guide to Fermenting Wine Grapes

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Book Overview

This book explains how to make sparkling wines and advanced variations for fermenting red and white wines. It also contains in-depth discussions of subjects such as malolactic fermentation and acid titration tests.

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Highly Recommended

Jon Iverson's book, Home Winemaking Step-by-Step is not only well written and thorough, it just as importantly is current - infused with information and understanding of contemporary winemaking technology. Jon's writing style makes the subject of winemaking easy for the beginner to understand, and yet the book is comprehensive enough to serve as a reference guide for the more advanced winemaker. I have been teaching winemaking for the past fifteen years. Home Winemaking Step-by-Step is the book I recommend to my students and to which I reference in class.

Great how-to for the beginner winemaker

This is a great book to sit down and read through before you begin making wine from grapes. It goes through each step a winemaker follows, from the equipment to the yeast, from fining to fermenting. It would have been helpful to have more photos and high quality illustrations in the book - you are restricted to simple line drawings when reading about the various things going on in the description. Usually they suffice, though, and you can figure out what to do.This might not be the best 'only one' book for an all-around winemaker - it concentrates on making wine from grapes, while most home winemakers foray extensively into fruit winemaking. Also, it doesn't have recipes in it, so you'll need a companion book to figure out what you're making. Still, this is a very valuable book and should be on the shelf of any home winemaker.

The best book for home winemakers for fermenting grape wines

The is a clear and concise book about making wine from grapes, the best overall book for beginners and serious home-winemakers. It covers the entire process step-by-step with practical and useful advices. It is simple and yet does not neglect the underlying scientific and technical aspects. Quanities of chemicals and additives are all clearly outlined and adjusted to the volumes typical for home winemaking. The chapter on the use of oak additives is the best in print. It also contains excellent coverage on sanitation, the use of sulphites, racking and fining.

The single best resource I've found for making grape wines.

If you've never before made wine from grapes but want to try it, or if you've been making it for years but simply want to improve your skills and your wine, "Home Winemaking Step by Step" is the single best resource for that task.Jon Iverson has written a book anyone can use with confidence. His writing is straightforward, concise and lay-oriented, and both beginner and advanced winemaker will feel this book was writen for them. For the beginner, it is refreshingly complete. For the advanced winemaker, it contains nuggets of technique and insight that will prove valuable and useful.Iverson's treatment of acidity, cold soaking and stabilization, extended and carbonic macerations, malolactic fermentation, sparkling wine methods, fining, and oaking are pregnant with value. While most would agree these are advanced topics, Jon works them into the overall process so effortlessly that the beginner might never know he is being ushered through a collegiate. Similarly, the appendices are loaded with procedures, tables, insights, and resources all will find useful.If you make or want to make grape wines, you really ought to have this book.

It's as if the author was at my side during the entire time.

Jon's style of writing takes you by the hand and leads you through the entire process of winemaking. From finding the basic tools to using the grapes that are available in your area or having them shipped to you. I'm looking forward to my second bottling soon.
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