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The Backyard Vintner

The Wine Enthusiast's Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Wine at Home

By Jim Law

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Format: Paperback / softback, 175 pages
Other Information: 200 colour photos & drawings
Published In: United States, 16 November 2005
Ever wanted to create your own wine to serve all your entertaining needs? Well now you can. In this comprehensive guide to at home wine making, readers will learn all the tips and tricks of the trade. The book teaches readers how to start and maintain a small vineyard, with vital information, such as how to create trellises and proper pruning techniques. A chart is included to show which grape varieties will do the best in every climate region, as well as the wines that can be made from each variety. Readers are given basic recipes for white and red wines made from berries, grapes, fruits, and concentrates. ice on topics such as bottling, storing, and serving, evaluating and appreciating wines is also incorporated. The research section of the book contains information for mail ordering the rest of the wine making ingredients. This book is perfect for the enthusiasts as well as the serious beginner considering a commercial investment.

Table of Contents

Introduction; From Soil to Bottle: Back to Our Roots; Art vs. Science; Knowing Wines; Section One: The Vineyard; Chapter One: Getting a Vineyard Started; Finding the Right Place; Finding the Grapes Best Suited.

About the Author

Jim Lay is the award-winning, small-batch vintner and owner of Linden Vineyards in Linden, Virginia. He also writes, lectures, and teaches classes on wine making.

EAN: 9781592531981
ISBN: 1592531989
Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc.
Dimensions: 25.3 x 20.62 x 1.24 centimetres (0.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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