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For the first time in one book, Techniques in Home Wine Making provides detailed instructions for producing premium-quality home-made wines - wines that will impress even the most astute connoisseurs. Daniel Pambianchi demystifies the principles of winemaking, for both beginner and advanced home winemakers, with thorough, step-by-step descriptions and realistic advice. By using practical techniques, processes, and equipment adapted from traditional and modern commercial winemaking, excellent age-worthy wines can be made at home. Easy-to-follow instructions are also provided for making impressive sparkling wine (including using the traditional m_thod champenoise process), vintage-style port wine, and the now world-famous ice wine. In this new edition of Techniques in Home Winemaking, author Daniel Pambianchi has completely updated all aspects of his indispensable book and has added an additional 30 pages. Expanded sections describe the instruments and procedures for monitoring and controlling acid, pH and sulphite levels; introduces newly-available winemaking equipment; provides step-by-step instructions for making world-class sparkling wines; discusses winemaking problems; and includes numerous new pictures and diagrams. "There's in-depth detail here that I have previously seen only in professional texts: the inside scoop on alcoholic fermentation; on fining and filtration; on the malolactic fermentation; on the care and maintenance of oak barrels; on avoiding and treating winemaking problems; and on the making of sparkling port and ice wines. I just wish Daniel Pambianchi's book was available when I was just starting out as a winemaker ... it could have saved me a lot of trial and error along the way! ãThomas Bachelder