• BREAD, WINE, CHOCOLATE

    Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply.

    Item: 7793
  • MAKING YOUR OWN WINE AT HOME

    Author Lori Stahl demystifies essential winemaking techniques with friendly, jargon-free instructions and gorgeous color photography. She begins by taking you step by step through making wine from a kit, and then shows you how to go beyond the kit with creative additions. Soon you’ll be making your own flavorful wine from fresh grapes, apples, berries, and even flowers and herbs.

    Item: 7466
  • MASTER VINTNER SMALL BATCH WINE MAKING STARTER KIT

    An international exclusive, this 1-gallon winemaking starter kit comes complete with premium grape concentrate from world-class vineyards.

    Great things come in small packages. Without experience or anything but a passion for wine, you can make top-notch, cellar-worthy wine in your kitchen. Master Vintner combines essential equipment that's easy to use with expert instruction that's easy to follow. You'll walk through the essentials of winemaking with exclusive techniques from world-class winemaker Tim Vandergrift.

    You don't need time, either. Great wine takes a matter of minutes to make, and then only the patience to let it ferment and mature into perfection. Prep a cabernet for fermentation while you make dinner, or a pinot noir in the minutes before you head for work in the morning.

    Their premium recipe kits are made from grapes picked at their prime by expert vintners in world-class vineyards. With this unsurpassed quality, you cannot make better homemade wine anywhere else.

    With small batch sizes, you'll get five bottles per recipe, making it easy to mix and match favorite styles. Craft a full tasting menu in just four months, with each batch of wine finishing in a quick four weeks. Serve your favorite meals alongside an artisanal bottle of chardonnay or merlot that you made in your own kitchen.

    Starter Kit Includes:

    • Your choice of recipe kit: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir, chardonnay, moscato, or pinot grigio
    • World-class instructions from industry expert Tim Vandergrift
    • Little Big Mouth Bubbler Glass Primary Fermenter, Stopper, Airlock, and FermagraF°
    • 1-Gallon Glass Jug Secondary Fermenter, Cap, Airlock, and FermagraF°
    • Herculometer, Test Jar, and Thief
    • Mini Auto-Siphon and Tubing
    • 18-inch Plastic Paddle
    • Corker and Corks
    • Bottle Filler and Tubing
    • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, Oxygen Wash Cleanser, and Sodium Metabisulfite Sanitizer

    Item: 9537
  • PYRAMID WINE RACK E-PLAN

    Store up to six bottles of your favorite wine in this convenient pyramid wine rack. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 21.25-by-9.5-by-17.5 inches high.

    Item: 4967
  • THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MAKING MEAD

    Although mead may have been “discovered,” as some suggest, when one of our not-yet-upright forebears got a little sloppy with the honey and water he left sloshing in a clay vessel, rest assured that The Complete Guide to Making Mead is a thoroughly modern and authoritative guide. Award-winning mead-maker Steve Piatz begins with a rundown of the various types of mead, along with the available honey varieties and the characteristics they impart. Readers also learn about yeasts and special ingredients, as well as the equipment needed to successfully begin making mead.

    Piatz shows the steps involved in making a batch of mead, stressing his no-boil process, the use of healthy yeast, and the staggered addition of yeast nutrients. He even introduces advanced techniques like clarifying, aging, blending, and recipe development.

    Illustrated with color photography throughout, this book encourages further discovery with the inclusion of more than two dozen of the author’s recipes for meads of all types. With information sure to appeal to stone-cold beginners and seasoned veterans alike, The Complete Guide to Making Mead is the perfect starting point for the curious and an indispensable reference for the experienced.

    Item: 9575
  • THE JOY OF BREWING CIDER, MEAD, AND HERBAL WINE

    You’re ready to try your hand at homebrewing, but you want to try something unique … and you also have no idea where to start. This is the book for you! Broken into three sections (mead, cider, and herbal wine), it will teach you what basic equipment you’ll need and what ingredients to have on hand, and author Nancy Koziol will walk you through each step of the process. Along the way, you’ll pick up some fun facts about ethical consumption, sustainable farming, and the history of these ancient brews.

    Whether you want to try a simple honey mead, a crisp apple cider, or a wild wine with herbs foraged from your backyard, in these pages you’ll find the inspiration and instruction you need to follow through to the finished product. Many of these drinks are brewed in a matter of weeks rather than months, so you don’t even have to be particularly patient!

    Item: 9571
  • THE MINI FARMING GUIDE TO FERMENTING

    The Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting teaches you the principles and chemistry behind the technology so thoroughly that you can create your own recipes!

    Sections include in-depth coverage of:

    • Country wines
    • All-grain beer brewing
    • Vinegars from wine and beer
    • Cheese
    • Artisan breads
    • Efficient use of bread machines

    The Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting is intended to enhance self-sufficient lifestyles, and it contains enough information to allow you to make your own unique varieties of cheese, to create beer with any set of characteristics, or to make wine from unusual fruits. Using a multidisciplinary approach, you will find information here that is either unavailable in other books or would require you to purchase an entire library to find. The average family spends thousands of dollars annually on fermented foods, and The Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting will help you keep that money in your pocket while producing foods of unsurpassed quality.

    Item: 9569
  • WILD WINE MAKING

    Making wine at home just got more fun, and easier, with author Richard Bender’s experiments. Whether you’re new to winemaking or a seasoned pro, you’ll find this innovative manual accessible, thanks to its focus on small batches that require minimal equipment and that use an unexpected range of readily available fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs.

    Item: 8867