“Can you change a tire? Then you can make wine. This according to Sheridan Warrick, Berkeley author of The Way to Make Wine, a step-by-step guide for home vintners. Warrick walks readers through each step of the process, explaining in plain English crushing, the Brix scale, fermentation, racking and bottling. The second part of the book is a how-to on fine-tuning the process. Along the way Warrick includes tips, sidebars and sources for grapes and other supplies. And even if you never bottle a drop, you'll come away with a greater appreciation of what goes into your glass.”—San Francisco Chronicle
The Way to Make Wine reveals everything needed to make delicious wines—both reds and whites—from start to finish. Rich with insider know-how, this book divulges the many practical advances made in the past few decades and demonstrates that do-it-yourself winemaking is now simpler and more rewarding than ever. Straightforward illustrations of key tools and steps help make this book one-stop shopping for wine lovers, beer brewers, avid cooks, or anyone who’s ever dreamed of producing table wines at home.
This updated and expanded edition features:
* new how-to illustrations
* tips and techniques from accomplished professional winemakers
* up-to-date information on the rewards and challenges of running natural wine fermentations
* fresh ways to apply your home-brewing knowledge to make remarkable reds and whites
Providing concise, clear, and practical guidance, Sheridan Warrick shows that making your own wine is not only easy but also a pleasure.
Sheridan Warrick is part of an active Bay Area winemaking community, with more than thirty vintages behind him. He is a freelance editor and the former executive editor of Health and Via magazines.