Successful Winemaking at Home: Modern Methods and Prize-Winning Recipes

Successful Winemaking at Home: Modern Methods and Prize-Winning Recipes
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Originally published 1961, this classic winemaking book gives many prize-winning recipes and easy-to-follow instructions on how to make perfect homemade wines.

Book Excerpt:

Never before in the long, long history of home winemaking has the hobby enjoyed such tremendous popularity as it does today, with thousands of new enthusiasts joining our ranks every week. Fortunately we no longer have to follow antiquated methods and recipes that so often resulted in cloudy wines that would not clear, sour wines, acid wines or wines that turned into vinegar. Nor are we bothered with massive tubs and giant jars and masses of bottles of fermenting wines corked loosely (one of the main causes of spoiled wines) or any of the paraphernalia of the home winemaker of a few short years ago. Modern methods are quick, clean, simple and sure. The result is perfect wines high in alcohol with that brilliance of clarity users of older methods will not believe until seeing for themselves.

The recipes contained in this book have been evolved by varying methods of mine which have appeared elsewhere in many magazines and which, following more than twenty years of experimenting in winemaking have proved to be the best, not only for making all the well-known home wines but for making genuine Vermouth, both French and Italian, and wines savoring of all the world-famous liqueurs including cherry brandy, Kirsch, Kümmel, Curaçao, Morasquin and many others. The lemon gin wine recipe and orange gin wine recipe are the results of my most recent experiments and I take pride in offering them to my readers all over the world. As with all home wines, none of these specialties requires added spirit.

Contents Covered:

  • Preface
  • Introduction -- A Chat about Wine Making
  • Essential Information
  • Fresh Fruit Wines (with Prize-Winning Recipes)
  • Root Wines (with Recipes That Have Made the Author Famous amongst Wine Makers)
  • Ribena Wine
  • Wines from Prepared Extracts (Genuine Vermouth, Cherry Brandy, etc.)
  • Wines for the Ladies (Preserved, Sweet or Dry Wines of Low Alcohol Content)
  • Recent Experiments (Gin-Flavored Wine without Added Spirit)
  • Wines from Citrus Fruits
  • Flower Wines and Miscellaneous Recipes
  • Wines from Dried Herbs
  • Wines from Dried Fruits and Grain
  • Wines from Grapes
  • Liqueurs and Party Specials from Homemade Wines and Extracts
  • Some Questions and Answers
  • Using the Right Glass; How Best to Drink Wine
  • Appendix
  • Index
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 152
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 7.6 MB
Product Code SUCF60OP64