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Old 03-01-2005, 07:20 PM   #1
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I bought my wife all the parts to start making wine but the book I picked up is not well written. Any suggestions on a real popular book to pick up on the subject.

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Old 03-07-2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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I would just search the net for info. You'll get more than enough info than a book.

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Old 05-19-2005, 02:40 PM   #3
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I checked out the following book from my local Library yesterday:

The Home Winemaker's Companion: Secrets, Recipes, and Know-How for Making 115 Great-Tasting Wines
by Gene Spaziani

Product Details

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (July 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN: 1580172091
and it appears to be a very well written book with lotsa good recipes


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Old 05-22-2005, 07:03 AM   #4
May 2005
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The Alaskan Bootlegger's Bible is a well written book on how to make beer's and wines, plus how to make your own equipment if your good with tools and have extra materials on hand. It has lot's of recipes and is easy to read and understand. My wife bought it for me because she didn't think I'd actually begin brewing, but i got my first batch of beer running 3 weeks ago.

The book is
The Alaskan Bootlegger's Bible
Leon W. Kania
Happy Mountain Publications

it's here on Amozon new or used
Valdez, Alaska
"Amateur beer brewer, long time beer taster."

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Old 09-22-2005, 08:37 PM   #5
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I got 'First Steps In Winemaking' by C.J.J Berry and found it very easy to understand and there is also many recipies for every month of the year. The book has sold over 1 Million copies world wide.
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:03 PM   #6
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I can second Stuarts recommendation First Steps by C JJ Berry is still regarded as the "Bible" of home winemaking all over the world and up to now has sold over 3 million copies worldwide if you havent got it yet then make it a priority.

Another excellent book is The Art of Making Wine by Betty Sampson which includes more modern recipes for the beginner and advanced winemaker.

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