From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

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Storey Publishing, 1999 - Cooking - 235 pages
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Create you own backyard winery!

From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox's From Vines to Wines is the most complete and up-to-date guide to growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine.

Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and home winemakers will find the latest techniques in this fully revised and updated edition. With thorough, illustrated instructions, you'll learn how to:

-- Choose and prepare a vineyard site

-- Construct sturdy and effective trellising systems

-- Plant, prune, and harvest the perfect grapes for your climate

-- Press, ferment, age and bottle your own wine

-- Judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, body, and taste

 

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Contents

Selecting the Vines
1
Growing the Grapes
25
Making the Wine
107
Appendix 1 The Home Winemakers Record Book
182
Appendix 2 For More Information
184
Appendix 3 Sources of Supplies
189
Appendix 4 Sources for Grapevines
193
Appendix 5 Grape Pests and Their Controls
194
Index
220
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About the author (1999)

Jeff Cox is the author of 21 books on food, wine, and gardening, including Gardening with Biochar, From Vines to Wines, and Cellaring Wine. He was the managing editor of Organic Gardening for many years, and currently serves as a contributing editor to The Tasting Panel, SOMM Journal, Clever Root, and Horticulture magazines, and writes a monthly garden feature for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. He has been the host of the PBS television series Your Organic Garden and Grow It! on HGTV. Cox lives in Sonoma County in California.

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