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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the "Bibles" for backyard grape growers.
Cox's "From Vines to Wines" is probably one of the best introductions to backyard grape growing and basement winemaking available today. From selecting vine stock to harvesting the crop, the first half of the book covers all the bases for grape growing. The second half is dedicated to winemaking, from first establishing what type of wine you want to create...
Published on 6 Mar. 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars Vines to Wines book review
Useful and informative book but totally focussed on wine growing in America, which is a shame as I am considering growing vines in France!
Published on 21 Sept. 2008 by Ian Scougall


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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the "Bibles" for backyard grape growers., 6 Mar. 1999
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Cox's "From Vines to Wines" is probably one of the best introductions to backyard grape growing and basement winemaking available today. From selecting vine stock to harvesting the crop, the first half of the book covers all the bases for grape growing. The second half is dedicated to winemaking, from first establishing what type of wine you want to create to labeling the bottles. This book is definitely oriented towards the hobbyist - readers with designs for a large vineyard (1+ acres) will want to start with this book but move on to more detailed texts. Personally, I found the section on site selection and soil analysis a little thin - fine if you're limited to the space on hand (your backyard), but lacking if you want to buy acreage dedicated to a vineyard. No data was provided on small scale commercial operations or basic vineyard economics. Cox's winemaking chapters are probably the best I've seen. He goes through the whole process and highlights potential trouble areas. Overall, a very good book for the hobbyist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the best, 17 May 1999
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Of all the books I have read on growing grapes and making wine, and I have read a few this is the most comprehensive and useful. Jeff Cox is a master at making even the most difficult aspects of viticulture easy to understand. I recomend this book to anyone looking for an all in one guide to turning vines into wines.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From vines to wines, 8 Jun. 2010
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For someone without green fingers who was looking to plant a small home vineyard this was absolutely priceless. With reference to planting, trellis types, cluster thinning etc I thought it worth the price and more. Even though I haven't had need for the home wine making section, I would recommend this book to any amateur who's looking for help in planting, establishing and caring for vines at home.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Vines to Wines book review, 21 Sept. 2008
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Useful and informative book but totally focussed on wine growing in America, which is a shame as I am considering growing vines in France!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Although aimed at the US market, it is quite ..., 22 Jan. 2015
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Although aimed at the US market, it is quite comprehensive and as the owner of a small English vineyard and winery, I found it most valuable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 16 Dec. 2014
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Bought as specific request for my husband. I cannot comment further.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 2 Oct. 2014
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little deep but it was not what i really wanted
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 21 May 2015
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Just what I need for starting my vinyard
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