Home Winemaking For Dummies
—Karen MacNeil, Author, The Wine Bible
"A thorough, practical, and entertaining guide, this text takes
tips from the pros and brings common sense and approachability to
the art of winemaking. Mr. Patterson's vast experience and
contagious passion for the subject make Home Winemaking For
Dummies an enjoyable read while the format makes it an
excellent reference and allows the reader to delve as deep into the
subject matter as he or she wishes. Whether problem-solving or
pursuing stylistic ideals Mr. Patterson holds the reader's hand
when needed but still encourages creativity within safe boundaries.
From sourcing fruit to healthy fermentation habits straight through
aging, bottling, and even enjoying home-made wine this guide has
you covered at every step - I even learned a few things myself!
This book would be a welcome addition to any wine enthusiast's
library and is equally accessible to novice and connoisseur."
—Ondine Chattan, Winemaker, Geyser Peak Winery
"As a 20-year amateur winemaker with an addiction to winemaking
books, I now have a new ‘go-to' book for my first reference!
After the excellently accurate coverage of basic winemaking, Tim's
tome takes the wonderful turn of emphasizing the subtle, and not-so
subtle, differences that make the distinctions between the popular
varietals - all in one place! Home Winemaking For Dummies is
now prominently on my shelf in front of all the
—Dave Lustig, President, Cellarmasters Home Wine Club Los Angeles
"Tim Patterson is able to express his knowledge and passion of
winemaking in a vey understandable, humorous, and practical way. If
you follow the advice in this book, you will be able to produce
wine that will likely be better than inexpensive commercial wine,
and could be as good as any wine ever made. I applaud Tim's effort
and wish this book was around when I started making wine."
—Kent Rosenblum, Consultant Winemaker, Rosenblum Cellars, and former home winemaker