rivateer Media's latest book "A Guide to Winemaking in Early America" is a comprehensive look at the techniques that dominated the world of winemaking in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Authors Don Becker and Damian Siekonic have over forty years of winemaking experience between them, and this book details their efforts to define the methods, ingredients, processes and flavor profiles of a lost generation of great wines. Written for the hobbyist and professional winemaker alike, this large format paperback book is packed with over 65 color illustrations and technical tables in 100 pages of text.
The authors chose five documented wine recipes common to Colonial America and made the wines using both the historical and the modern scientific methods. They then enlisted the assistance of qualified wine judges to determine the differences and nuances between the two. The results provide an amazing insight into how wines tasted over two hundred years ago.
The book includes:
- Notes on 18th Century Winemaking
- The Winemaking "Starter Kit"
- 18th Century Hydrometers
- 18th Century Spirit Beads
- Balancing Wine
- Period Airlocks
- Corking & Wiring Bottles
- Scuppernong Wine
- Norton Wine
- Raspberry Wine
- Apple Wine
- Spiced Apple Mead
- Conversion Tables
- Using Pearson's Square to Blend Wine
- A detailed Glossary & Bibliography
The book was released on November 5, 2011 and can be purchased from Privateer Media for $20.00. For a limited time we're offering FREE USPS media rate shipping on all book orders. Be sure to choose the "Free Shipping" rate when checking out if you would like to take advantage of this offer. Otherwise it's $4.95 for first class domestic shipping. Pennsylvania residents please add 6% sales tax.
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