In recent years there has been a rapid growth in the popularity of wines of all sorts. And although commercially produced wine has become less expensive, it is always a challenge to turn your own hand to reproducing the flavour and quality of commercial wines in your own home, using easily-obtained ingredients.
Sauternes, Hocks, Moselles, Chianti, Madeiras, Champagnes and Liqueurs can all be made at home cheaply from easily available ingredients – are all possible with the help of this book. You can become a wine connoisseur on a shoestring budget!
The line illustrations are all based on photographs from the Radio Times Hulton Picture Library.
Contents: Basic Winemaking; Dry and Sweet Sherry; Port; Hocks and Moselles; French Dry Red Wines; White Wines of France; Chianti; Madeira, Bual, Malmsey, Sercial and Verdelho; Rosé Wines; Champagne and Sparkling Wines; Liqueurs and Aperitifs; Vermouth.
Peter M. Duncan was born in Perth, Scotland. He was educated at Perth Academy and Edinburgh University, graduating in 1959 with a first class honours B.Sc. in chemistry. Married with two sons, he has lived in Quebec, Canada since 1962. On the winemaking front, he founded the Huron Wine Guild, has been a member of both the Canadian and British National Guilds of Judges and used to write a popular weekly column called The Winemaker’s Forum for local and national newspapers.
Bryan Acton was educated at Eltham College and lived in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. He was introduced to winemaking by Trappist Monks in Palestine in 1943, while he was on armed service and progressed to being a member of the Amateur Winemaker National Guild of Judges.
First published in 1964 by Amateur Winemaker Publications
Second Revised Edition published in 1968 by Amateur Winemaker Publications
Third Revised Edition published in 1981 by Argus Books
Special Interest Model Books edition published in 2010
210 x 148mm; 151 pages
12 black and white line drawings