From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

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From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

by Jeff Cox
Foreword by Tim Mondavi

Storey Publishing, LLC | March 10, 2015 | Trade Paperback

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From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine is covered in this classic guide. Fully illustrated instructions clearly show you how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; build effective trellising systems; select, plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for your climate; press, ferment, age, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, and taste. This revised and updated second edition features all-new information on creating your own sparkling wines, ice wines, port-style wines, and dessert wines.


Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 in

Published: March 10, 2015

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1612124380

ISBN - 13: 9781612124384

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From Vines to Wines, 5th Edition: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine

by Jeff Cox
Foreword by Tim Mondavi

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 in

Published: March 10, 2015

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1612124380

ISBN - 13: 9781612124384

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Foreword by Tim Mondavi
Preface

Introduction: Making Wine

Part 1: Selecting the Vines
The Secrets of Good Wine
The Origin of Classic Wine Grapes
A Self-Education in Wine
Vinifera in the United States

Part 2: Growing the Grapes
Parts of the Grapevine
How Much Wine to Make
Finding a Favorable Site
Grape Trellises
Constructing a Trellis
Ordering and Planting Grapestock
Managing Vineyard Rows and Aisles
Irrigation
Pruning in the First Two Years
Establishing a Training System
Pruning Mature Vines
Cluster Thinning
Training Systems Illustrated
Pest Control Strategies
Fertilization
Tending Grape Crops
Determining Ripeness
Harvesting

Part 3: Making the Wine
Crush Immediately after Picking
Decisions of the First Few Days
The Primary Fermentation
The Secondary Fermentation
The First Racking
Cold Stabilization
Using Barrels
Further Racking and Aging
Wine Disorders
Filtering
Fining
Blending
Final Measurements before Bottling
Bottling
Corking
Labeling
Making Sparkling Wine
Cellaring the Wine
Wine Accoutrements
Sensory Evaluation of Wine

Appendix 1. The Home Winemaker's Record Book
Appendix 2. For More Information
Appendix 3. Sources of Supplies
Appendix 4. Sources of Grapevines
Appendix 5. Grape Pests and Diseases
Index

From the Publisher

From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine is covered in this classic guide. Fully illustrated instructions clearly show you how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; build effective trellising systems; select, plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for your climate; press, ferment, age, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, and taste. This revised and updated second edition features all-new information on creating your own sparkling wines, ice wines, port-style wines, and dessert wines.


From the Jacket

Take It from Grape to Glass

In this classic guide to winemaking, Jeff Cox walks you through the entire process, from selecting the vines and growing the grapes to fermenting and bottling -- and finally, tasting -- your wine. The fifth edition includes profiles of successful home winemakers, as well as sections on ice wines, port-style wines, late-harvest or dessert wines, cold-hardy grapes for northern states, and sparkling wines.

About the Author

Jeff Cox is the author of 17 books on food, wine, and gardening, includingFrom Vines to WinesandCellaring Wine.He is a contributing editor toThe Art of EatingandThe Wine Newsand is a frequent contributor toDecanter. He has been the host of two television series,Your Organic Gardenon PBS andGrow It!on HGTV. Cox lives in Kenwood, California.