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How to Make Cider, Mead, Perry and Fruit Wines, Craig Hughes
1 How to Make Cider, Mead, Perry and Fruit Wines
Craig Hughes Australia Robinson 2003 1905862822 / 9781905862825 Softcover New Book 
This book will show you how to use honey, apples, pears and garden fruits to make alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that you can enjoy throughout the year. There are many interesting drinks that have been lost to time, but some, such as cider, mead (which has been around since about 7000BC) and perry are reinventing themselves. This book explains where and when to find your raw materials and what sort of equipment you'll need. It includes delicious recipes that use common and less common fruits. It will also show you how to cut (expensive) corners without cutting corners on quality.Contents: About the author; Introduction; 1. The History of Brewing; 2. Apple Varieties; 3. Types of Honey; 4. Making Cider - Hawky's Way; 5. Making Scrumpy; 6. Making Your Own Infusions; 7. A Taste of the Middle East; 8. Making Perry; 9. Making Mead; 10. Making Beer; 11. Ireland on my Mind, and my Liver; 12. Making Country Wines; Index. About the Author: Craig Hughes has been making fruit wines, perry and cider for a good number of years and uses his own honey to make fantastic mead.As well as being owner of and head apiarist at Crossmoor Honey, with over 30 years experience of keeping bees, he is also a qualified and classically trained chef. He is co-author of Country Skills and Crafts. 
Price: 26.95 AUD 18.95 AUD 
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From Vines to Wines 5E The complete guide to growing grapes & making your own wine, Jeff Cox
2 From Vines to Wines 5E The complete guide to growing grapes & making your own wine
Jeff Cox USA Storey Publishing 2015 1612124380 / 9781612124384 Soft cover New Book 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm 
Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and home winemakers will find the latest techniques and varieties discussed in the updated edition. With thorough, illustrated instructions, readers learn how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; construct sturdy and effective trellising systems; plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for a particular climate; press, ferment, age, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, colour, aroma, body, and taste. With this update, Jeff Cox also explains how to select and grow grapes so that home winemakers can create their own sparkling wine, ice wine, port-style wine, and dessert wine. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016 The World's Leading Whiskey Guide, Jim Murray
3 Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016 The World's Leading Whiskey Guide
Jim Murray UK Dram Good Books 2015 0993298605 / 9780993298608 Soft cover New Book 19.6 x 9.9 x 2.2 cm 
The most comprehensive whiskey guide ever written, now further expanded with more than 1,100 new entries. The world's best selling ratings guide to all types of whiskey including Scotch single malt, blends, vatted malts, single grains, Irish bourbon, rye, Japanese, Canadian, Australian, European and many others. Detailed, professionally analyzed and easy to understand tasting notes on over 4,500 of the World's leading and lesser-known whiskies. Specially designed for quick and easy reference in any liquor store or supermarket. Each whiskey evaluated by whiskey guru Jim Murray in his unique, forthright, honest, amusing, fiercely independent and non-Pretentious style. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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The Breweries of Australia: A History 2nd Edition, Keith M. Deutsher
4 The Breweries of Australia: A History 2nd Edition
Keith M. Deutsher Australia Beer and Brewer 2012 0987395211 / 9780987395214 2nd Edition Hardcover New New Book 28.7 x 22.2 x 3.5 cm 
The Breweries of Australia is a unique colonisation. From its small and scattered origins in convict settlements, the brewing industry has been vital in the development of hundreds of country towns, and is now one of Australia's largest and most important industries. In this encyclopaedic book, Keith Deutsher gives in detail the history of all the breweries, large and small, established in towns across Australia. He records: all the known facts about each brewery the trials and tribulations of the brewers, their failures and successes descriptions of the difficulties of brewing in the hot Australian climate, and the relative inexperience of many of the brewers. the brewing dynasties and takeovers the change in preference from old English style ales to lager beers the human dramas many humorous anecdotes the battles with the Temperance Movement the origin of the X in XXXX the beginning and the rise of the boutique breweries. Breweries in every state in Australia are alphabetically listed by towns (with a location map for each state). The book includes chapters on Norfolk Island, a comprehensive review of the modern day boutique breweries, and gives details of complex takeovers by international breweries. There are summaries of all breweries. The book is a unique and invaluable reference for all interested in breweries, beer, Australian social history and the development of country townships. The Breweries of Australia is comprehensively illustrated with maps, cartoons, early brewery photographs and beer labels. About the Author: Keith Deutsher, a retired businessman, has been connected with the brewing industry for many years as the manufacturer of the plastic six-ring beer can carrier. He has also long been a collector, first of coins and banknotes, then vintage wines, Australian paintings and antique Wedgwood ceramics. He was the founder and foundation president of the Wedgwood Society of Australia and is currently President Emeritus of that society, an Honorary Life Member of the Wedgwood Society of New South Wales and a retired Honorary Member of the Board of Governors of the Wedgwood International Seminar of the United States. Keith is also a Life Member of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and a Founder Benefactor of the Art Foundation of Victoria. More recently, he has concentrated on collecting the beer labels of Australian breweries, and has devoted himself to researching and recording the history of all known Australian breweries. Keith is a keen gardener and traveller, and for relaxation enjoys classical music and a game of snooker. 
Price: 39.95 AUD 19.95 AUD 
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The Compleat Meadmaker: Home Production of Honey Wine from Your First Batch to Award-Winning Fruit and Herb Variations, Ken Schramm
5 The Compleat Meadmaker: Home Production of Honey Wine from Your First Batch to Award-Winning Fruit and Herb Variations
Ken Schramm USA Brewers Publications 2003 0937381802 / 9780937381809 Soft cover New Book 18.0 x 25.5 x 1.8 cm 
As one of the most ancient of human beverages, mead arose in part because it was easy to make. Today' hobbyists rediscover the simplicity of making mead while revelling in the range of flavours that can result. In this book, veteran beverage hobbyist Ken Schramm introduces the novice to the wonders of mead. With easy-to-follow procedures and simple recipes, he shows how you can quickly and painlessly make your own mead at home. In later chapters, he introduces flavourful variations on the basic theme that lead to meads flavoured with spice, fruits, grapes and even malt. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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The Art of Fermentation: An In-depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World, Sandor Ellix Katz
6 The Art of Fermentation: An In-depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World
Sandor Ellix Katz USA Chelsea Green Publishing 2012 160358286X / 9781603582865 Hardcover New Book 
Winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, and a New York Times bestseller, The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners. While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information-how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more. With two-color illustrations and extended resources, this book provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself. Readers will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises. Sandor Katz has introduced what will undoubtedly remain a classic in food literature, and is the first-and only-of its kind. 
Price: 51.95 AUD
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The Complete Guide to Making Mead: The Ingredients, Equipment, Processes, and Recipes for Crafting Honey Wine, Steve Piatz
7 The Complete Guide to Making Mead: The Ingredients, Equipment, Processes, and Recipes for Crafting Honey Wine
Steve Piatz USA Voyageur Press 2014 0760345643 / 9780760345641 Soft cover New Book 25.4 x 21.6 x 1.3 cm 
Mead may have been "discovered," as some suggest, when one of our not-yet-upright forebears stuck their hand in a fermenting bee hive and came away with a honeycomb containing a little more than they bargained for. Whatever the truth, brewers have brought this beverage into the twenty-first century, and you can rest assured that The Complete Guide to Making Mead is a thoroughly up-to-date, modern, and authoritative guide to homemade mead. Best of all, it has something for everyone, from the stone-cold beginner to the seasoned veteran. ` Award-winning mead-maker Steve Piatz begins with a brief history of the fermented beverage; a rundown of the various types of mead; and a discussion of the many types of honey that are available, their characteristics, and where to source them. Readers will be treated to discussions of yeast and special ingredients, as well as what equipment is necessary and recommended and an illustrated and detailed look at the basic process.` Readers will also discover advanced techniques, such as oaking, clarifying, aging, spicing, and blending. There are even a sections on developing recipes and troubleshooting problems with the brewing process. With more than 100 colour photos, The Complete Guide to Making Mead includes dozens of recipes for basic meads (honey only), melomels (honey and fruit), metheglins (honey and spices), and braggots (honey and malt). About the Author: Steve Piatz is a retired computer programmer and an award-winning mead-maker. A member of the Minnesota Homebrewers Association, a certified BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) judge, and an associate director for the BJCP exam, he resides in Eagan, Minnesota. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Vintage Tasmania: The Complete Book of Tasmanian Wine, Tony Walker
8 Vintage Tasmania: The Complete Book of Tasmanian Wine
Tony Walker Australia Providore Island Tasmania 2015 0646924214 / 9780646924212 Hardcover New Book 25.0 x 23.0 cm 
The Tasmanian wine industry- it's history, from 1823 to the present, what it is today, including a complete guide to the state's wine routes and a list of every Tasmanian vineyard. AN INTRODUCTION BY JAMES HALLIDAY James Halliday, Australia's pre-eminent wine writer and commentator, has been a champion of Tasmanian wine for more than 30 years. Since 1991, he has been Chairman of Judges for the Tasmanian Wine Show, so is in a unique position to provide an overview of the industry's development, and an insight into its future. THE HISTORY OF TASMANIAN WINE The story of the pioneers who revived viticulture in Tasmania after almost a century of inactivity. Based on a two year Masters degree study by author Tony Walker, these chapters document the story, from the trials and triumphs of the early growers, to the success and international recognition achieved today. TASMANIAN WINE TODAY Everything the wine lover needs to know about Tasmanian wine- an illustrated guide to the Wine Routes- more than 50 Tasmanian vineyards and wineries that welcome visitors- plus a regional guide to every vineyard and to every wine produced in the state. An amazing story... how Australia's newest wine region became its best... in just 40 years! About the Author: Tony Walker has a long involvement with food and wine, starting with Penfolds Wines in Sydney and going on to work as a wine educator and food and wine journalist in Tasmania, writing for the Sunday Examiner and Tasmanian Life Magazine. In 2008 he wrote Providore Island, Tasmanian Fine Produce, then enrolled in a Masters' Degree at the University of Tasmania to research and record the history of the Tasmanian wine industry. This book calls on that research and his extensive experience tasting and writing about Tasmanian wine over many years. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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