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130 New Winemaking Recipes
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95 of 95 people found the following review helpful
on 3 July 2003
If you have enjoyed the delights of CJJ Berry's 'First Steps in Winemaking', then this is an ideal companion and the logical next step. Although one or two of the recipes have been repeated from the first book, this contains over 130 mouth-watering recipes for home-made 'country' wines. Even at today's prices, they can work out as little as 20p per 75 cl bottle!!
Unlike the first book, the wines are listed in alphabetical order rather than seasonally which makes them easier to locate. The only problem I found was deciding which to make first and having to limit production to the space available in the house.
For beginners, try 'First steps' first as there are more detailed instructions for home winemaking - these are bascially just recipes and assume a working knowledge of the techniques involved.
For more experienced wine makers or as a companion volume, it is superb and inspirational.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2013
I already own a copy of Mr Berry's First steps in winemaking and this is an excellent addition to his first book. However I would strongly suggest that you only purchase this as an annex to Mr Berry's first works. The book is very well written and complies with the authors intended clarity and simplicity (explained in his first book). Arguably this book is dated, but this does not detract from the value of the information provided. If like me you are a novice albeit a serious one, then this is a must have. The recipes are helpful (some a little strange) and a good starting point. I dived straight in making the coffee wine and the onion wine (onion wine is not for the faint hearted). In addition to my attempts at the strange wines I found the "normal recipes" to be very good especially the meads.

For the so called professional winemakers...

There have been some truly scathing reviews on this book, so I would like to point some things out... Firstly: Do not purchase old books and then complain about dated information it makes your review pointless (everyone knows that old books contain dated information). Secondly: If you're such an expert at winemaking why are you purchasing a book designed to complement a beginners limited knowledge and provide a little inspiration! Finally: If you're going to provide a review at least proof read it before slamming the "publish review button". You are now left with no credibility.

Summary
Worth purchasing as a follow up to: First steps in winemaking
Recipes some good, some strange.
Dated but useful to a beginner/novice
Excellent for diving straight in to the practical aspects of winemaking (I have made a few from this book now and all is going well).
Final point it's a hobbyist's book just enjoy the hobby and take it for what it is!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2009
I bought this book as an accompaniment for Mr B's "First Steps" which I have used for many years.

It is all well laid out and easy to follow, I was glad to see that the sugar quantities have been adjusted down in this volume compared to "First Steps" which should help less experienced wine makers ending up with "stuck" over sweet wines.

I would recommend this book to wine makers of all levels of experience as a good read!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 8 November 2009
My husband and I have recently become interested in wine-making and find books of this type invaluable in our quest for interesting wines to make.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 30 January 2009
Having used "First steps in wine making" for many years I was delighted to find further scope in the "New" recipes. As in the first volume the directions are clear and the background tips are very useful. A good buy that has kept me very merry!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 November 2013
Mr Berry is the homebrewers' Stanley Matthews or Don Bradman, however to say the recipes are new it a slight exaggeration. Whilst they have been updated by other eminent winemakers, they are still very old. However, Messrs Berry, Duncan and Acton are still held in great regard and the narrative and general information in this book is still valid. The recipes should be used as a guide after the 'student' has done more in depth 'homework'. There are many winemaking books for the beginner to read before this one, but the more experienced will find it interesting
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 15 October 2009
This book is ideal for those who wish to try exciting recipes which those around you may scoff. The onion wine recipe is a must for any home wine maker.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 April 2011
Cannot fault the service provided. Purchase was first rate, as was the speed in delivering it to me. Will definitely use again!
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on 1 May 2013
This excellent book has provided a lot of answers and tips for my husbands hobby of wine and beer making. It is referred to frequently and he would recommend it to all who like to dabble in making their own brew. Book arrived very quickly and packaged very well. Would not hesitate to use this seller again.
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on 14 July 2015
Great book - I have the earlier one from years ago.
Done some recipes from this edition - Boys Bitter is easy and very good.

You can't go wrong if you follow CJ Berry I tell you.
Make sure all is very clean is the secret!
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