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 17 books on food, wine, and gardening, including From Vines to Wines and Cellaring Wine. He is a contributing editor to The Art of Eating and The Wine News and is a frequent contributor to Decanter. He has been the host of two television series, Your Organic Garden on PBS and Grow It! on HGTV. Cox lives in Kenwood, California.

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