Making Your Own Wine at Home.
Making Your Own Wine At Home
Fox Chapel Publishing Company
1970 Broad Street N., East Petersburg, PA 17520
9781565238268, $19.99, www.amazon.com
Winemaking or vinification, is the production of wine, starting with selection of the grapes or other produce and ending with bottling the finished wine. Although most wine is made from grapes, it may also be made from other fruits or plants. Mead is a wine that is made with honey being the primary ingredient after water. Winemaking can be divided into two general categories: still wine production (without carbonation) and sparkling wine production (with carbonation natural or injected). The science of wine and winemaking is known as oenology. A person who makes wine is traditionally called a winemaker or vintner. The making of a fine wine was once the province of professionals. But with Lori Stahl's "Making Your Own Wine at Home: Creative Recipes for Making Grape, Fruit, and Herb Wines", even the most novice of aspiring amateurs can produce a quality wine in the privacy of their own home. Profusely and beautifully illustrated throughout, "Making Your Own Wine at Home: Creative Recipes for Making Grape, Fruit, and Herb Wines" provides clear step-by-step instructions and is a cornucopia of wine making ideas and a treasury of practical advice, making it a truly extraordinary and highly recommended addition to personal and community library collections.