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Explore our collection of books that cater to both the curious novice and the seasoned enthusiast. Our selection covers a wide spectrum, offering guidance on crafting wine, beer, cider, and even mead.


Making Homemade Wine - Robert Cluett

Want to impress your friends? Serve up some outstanding wine with dinner--and then tell them it's homemade! Impress your dinner guests by serving homemade wine! In his book Making Homemade Wine, Robert Cluett demystifies the winemaking process with a simple 9-step method. Follow his recipes to craft fantastic wines at home using common or unusual ingredients like grapes, elderberries, and even parsnips. Cluett provides a formula to create your own custom wine blends. If your batch doesn't turn out perfectly, he offers troubleshooting tips to prevent and fix common home winemaking problems. With Cluett's guidance, you can become an amateur winemaker and treat your friends to tasty homemade wines.


Basic Homebrewing - Jim Wearne

This concise beginner’s guide tells you exactly what you need to know to successfully produce your first batch of home-brewed beer. It covers everything from purchasing the right equipment and ingredients to preparing your equipment, cooking through the first and second fermentations, bottling your brew, storing it, and serving it for best flavor.


Making The Best Apple Cider - Annie Proulx

This booklet explains everything you will need to make delicious, fresh, sweet cider. It provides information about apple varieties and the process of making the juice. Annie Proulx describes the process in such remarkable detail that you will easily imagine the cool glass of cider awaiting you!


Creative Winemaking - Andre de Chambeau

This book is intended mainly for the newcomer to winemaking, but contains much information of interest to the experienced winemaker. It is written in a jovial, yet accurate, clear, complete style. it is the only book that fully treats the modern plastic equipment (as opposed to oak and glass) available to today's home winemaker. Over 160 pages with more than 100 illustrations.


Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider - Anne Proulx & Lew Nichols

Discover the pleasures of making and drinking cider. From choosing the right apples through reaping the liquid rewards of a successful pressing, this classic guide has you covered. With detailed drawings of cider-making equipment, methods, and set-up, even a novice juicer will enjoy sweet and spicy gallons in no time. Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols provide insightful, time-tested advice enlivened by a smattering of historical anecdotes. Whether you like your cider sweet or hard, you’re sure to find a recipe that satisfies.


Brewing Made Easy - Joe Fisher & Dennis Fisher

This is simply the best homebrewing guide available. After reading the first chapter, you'll be brewing your first batch of beer, and in no time you'll move on to creating your own recipes, trying out variations, and refining your techniques. If you've ever wanted to learn how to homebrew, this is the book you need! Includes step-by-step illustrations by noted artist and homebrewer Randy Mosher.


Making Wild Wines & Yeasts - Pattie Vargas & Rich Gulling

Make extraordinary homemade wines from everything but grapes! In this refreshingly unique take on winemaking, Patti Vargas and Rich Gulling offer 125 recipes for unusual wines made from herbs, fruits, flowers, and honey. Learn to use ingredients from your farmers’ market, grocery store, or even your own backyard to make deliciously fermented drinks. Lemon-Thyme Metheglin, Rose Hip Melomel, and Pineapple-Orange Delight are just the beginning of an unexplored world of delightfully natural wild wines. Cheers!


From Vines to Wines - Jeff Cox

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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