From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes by Jeff Cox

By Jeff Cox

Create you personal yard winery!

From breaking floor to savoring the completed product, Jeff Cox's From Vines to Wines is the main entire and up to date advisor to starting to be ideal grapes and making striking wine.

Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and residential winemakers will locate the most recent strategies during this totally revised and up-to-date version. With thorough, illustrated directions, you will the best way to:

-- pick out and get ready a winery site

-- build solid and potent trellising systems

-- Plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes in your climate

-- Press, ferment, age and bottle your individual wine

-- pass judgement on wine for readability, colour, aroma, physique, and taste

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This happened in the eastern United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, producing some excellent hybrids. In the Caribbean and Venezuela, vinifera and native V. caribea vines have produced vigorous races of Criollas that suit that climate, opening a potential for a true grape culture. Physical evidence of the migration of Indo-Europeans carrying their beloved grapes is supported by the philologists. In India, the Sanskrit word for wine is vena. In Italy, vino. It acquired an intercalary h as it became vinho in Portugal.

I decided to keep one, and gave them the other. My bottle had faded and wasn’t worth drinking. Miraculously, theirs was glorious, like their marriage, which truly was golden. Once the bottle was opened, though, it faded within a half hour. Similarly, a rather wealthy friend who lives in New York City invited me to share a bottle of 1918 Haut-Brion with him. The treasure was intact, a veritable dowager empress of a wine, with full, if short-lived, powers. Like the woman in Lost Horizon who leaves Shangri-La and ages several hundred years in a few minutes, the wine died within a half hour.

And so, I’m setting you a pleasant task, which can be dispensed with only if your palate is already well educated; that is, it’s familiar with the aromas and taste of a great Rheingau, a great Mosel, a great Champagne, a superb Burgundy (from Burgundy, of course), a great Médoc, a great Graves, and the best that Australia, California, and New York State have to offer. There are many other fine wines from other areas, but knowing the quality that’s found in the best of the above leaves one in a position to recognize quality wherever it’s met and to go for it in the vineyard.

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