Time-honored and celebrated worldwide, wine is often considered an elixir of life — the good life. With the updated third edition of From Vines to Wines, anyone can enjoy the satisfaction of their own homegrown, homemade fine wine.
With clear and concise instructions, Jeff Cox guides the reader through the intricacies of home winemaking, from appraisal of the potential backyard vineyard site to growing and harvesting the grapes to bottling and storing the finished product. Easy-to-use lists, tables, and drawings will inspire readers to take on the rewarding task of crafting their own wines from scratch with confidence.
This updated edition features additional trellising systems, revised growing and equipment resources, profiles new varieties of grapes, advises on new winemaking techniques, and covers state-of-the-art techniques for determining grape ripeness.