Northern Winework:
Growing Grapes and Making Wine in Cold Climates
by Tom Plocher & Bob Parke

From the back cover:

Tom Plocher and Bob Parke have aimed this book at readers with a foundation of basic grape growing and winemaking knowledge, who want to plant varieties suitable for their climate and site, and make high-quality wines from them. It covers the following topics:

Grape Growing:

• How grapevines are injured by winter cold
• Recognizing winter injury
• Retraining winter injured vines
• Enhancing winter survival
• Evalutaing your regional climate for grape growing
• Selecting a good vineyard site
• Matching varieties with climate constraints
• Selecting a training system
• Pruning for balanced growth
• Optimizing ripening & harvest quality


• Using vinifera style winemaking on cold hardy grapes
• Equipping and stocking a home winery
• Avoiding common winemaking mistakes
• Controlling variables to influence winemaking results
• Recognizing spoilage problems and applying remedies
• Understanding and controlling the aging process
• Improving your tasting and evaluation skills
• Balancing and fine-tuning before bottling
• Blending methods for recommended varieties
• Showing off the final product

Soft Cover

178 Pages

Price: $30.00

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