Learn to make wine at home with this introduction to winemaking by the legendary Jack B. Keller, Jr., complete with 65 diverse recipes.
Simple Instructions and Superb Recipes from a Winemaking Legend
With local breweries and wineries popping up everywhere, learning how to make wine is on everyone’s “to do” list. Utilize the guidance of home-winemaking legend Jack B. Keller, Jr. In the 1990s, Jack started one of the first (if not the first) wine blogs on the internet. His expertise, along with that of wine chemistry guru Daniel Pambianchi, is shared with you in Home Winemaking. It takes a fun, practical, step-by-step approach to making your own wine.
The book begins with an introduction to winemaking, including basic principles, equipment needed, and exactly what to do. After the fundamentals are covered, you’re given a variety of tested, proven, delicious recipes. More than just grape wines, you’ll learn how to make wine out of everything from juices and concentrates to foraged ingredients such as berries and roots. There are even recipes that utilize dandelions and other unexpected ingredients. With 65 options, you can expand your winemaking season indefinitely!
Jack’s simple approach to the subject is perfect for beginners, but winemakers of every skill level will appreciate the wealth of information. So get this essential winemaking book, and get started. You’ll be sipping to your success in no time.
Jack B. Keller, Jr. lived in Pleasanton, Texas, a half-hour south of San Antonio. Winemaking was his passion, and for decades he made wine from just about anything fermentable and nontoxic.
Jack developed scores of recipes and tended to gravitate to the exotic or unusual, having once won first place with jalapeno wine, second place with sand burr wine, and third with Bermuda grass clippings wine.
After settling permanently in Texas, Jack was six times elected President of the San Antonio Regional Wine Guild, became a certified home wine judge, periodic contributor to WineMaker Magazine, and creator and author of The Winemaking Home Page—the largest home winemaking website in the world.
Jack’s WineBlog was the first winemaking blog on the internet. Jack married his high school sweetheart, Donna, and was an avid fly fisherman.
He was mentor to thousands of amateur winemakers. Daniel Pambianchi is a well-known winemaking author, lecturer, consultant, and seasoned winemaker.
He owned and operated a small commercial winery in Niagara Wine Country in Ontario, Canada. His bestselling book, Techniques in Home Winemaking, has become the go-to reference textbook by advanced amateurs and small-winery operators alike.
His area of expertise is wine chemistry, in which he performs extensive studies in his wine analysis lab.
He is a member of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology, and the American Wine Society. Daniel lives in Montreal, Quebec (Canada).