101 Recipes for Making Wild Wines at Home: A Step-By-Step Guide to Using Herbs, Fruits, and Flowers

101 Recipes for Making Wild Wines at Home: A Step-By-Step Guide to Using Herbs, Fruits, and Flowers

by John N. Peragine Jr.


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Wild wines around the world have been created since the dawn of time, with nearly every civilization and culture on earth developing their own means of fermenting and distilling various fruits and grains into aromatic, strong spirited drinks that have graced the tables of kings and peasants alike.

Making your own wild wines, using some of the most popular recipes in the world can be a fun, highly rewarding project that allows you to take full control of the taste and body of your favorite dinner side drink. This book will show you more than 100 recipes for wild wines, using the best herbs, fruits, and flowers to create some of the most beloved drinks in the world for you and your friends and family.

The basics of wild wine recipes are laid out here in great detail, providing you with everything you need to know to both understand and start making your own wines in no time. You will be shown the basic information or dozens of varieties of herbs, fruits and flowers, including how they are best used in wine recipes, what you need to do to them to prepare them, and how they will taste, feel, look, and smell in a finished product. You will learn what you can do to promote the integrity of your wine and how many different ways there are to vary the aspects of both white and red wild wines without sacrificing taste.

After learning the basics of wild wine making, you will be shown through the process of making each of 101 different recipes that have been received well around the world. Expert interviews have been conducted and included to provide you with insight into special tips and tricks you can utilize to perfect your wines and to ensure the best possible wine is produced every time. For every aspiring amateur wine maker out there, this book is an absolute must.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601383594
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company FL
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction to Winemaking 11

Is Winemaking Legal? 13

A Brief History of Winemaking 14

Chapter 1 Winemaking Basics 17

Water 20

Sugar 24

Yeast 30

Winemaking Equipment 31

Chapter 2 Grape Wines 69

Back to the Basics 70

Grape Varietals 71

Red Wine Recipe 72

Cabernet Sauvignon 74

More Tips on Aging 82

White Wines 83

Blending Wines 84

Chapter 3 Other Fruit Wines 89

Berry Wines 90

Stone Fruit Wines 116

Seeded Fruits 128

Citrus Fruits 136

Tropical Fruits 140

Apple Cider 146

Chapter 4 Vegetable Wines 151

Chapter 5 Grain Wines 177

Chapter 6 Herbal Wines 185

Roots 186

Leaf and Stem 191

Flowers 194

Chapter 7 Meads 209

Melomels 212

Methleglin 242

Sweet Meads 250

Chapter 8 Wild Wine Drinks 255

Chapter 9 Ten Common Winemaking Problems 263

Last Call 268

Appendix A Wine Yeast Strains 269

Appendix B Tales from the Vineyard 275

Glossary of Terms 277

Bibliography 279


Websites 281

Books 282

Author Biography 283

Index 285

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