First Steps in Winemaking by C.J.J. Berry

First Steps in Winemaking by C.J.J. Berry

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Delve into the world of winemaking with an essential classic. First Steps in Winemaking was the first modern book to introduce the winemaking process to the at-home vinter and instantly became a must-have for those just discovering the craft.

Using the methods and techniques found within the pages of this book, the reader is sure to have success, right in their very own kitchen. They will learn everything they need to know to make their own wine, from how to obtain the desired flavor to maintaining the proper acid levels.

This book sets out in metric, imperial and American measures some 150 detailed winemaking recipes, all arranged in month-by-month order so the reader can pursue winemaking all the year round. Turning a kitchen into an at-home vineyard is fun and rewarding!

About the author

C. J. J. Berry was one of Britain’s leading winemakers. Co-founder of the first Winemakers’ Circle, founding Chairman of the National Association and former Editor-Publisher of the monthly magazine, the Amateur Winemaker, he has written several other books on winemaking and home brewing; upon which he is an acknowledged expert, has frequently appeared on television, and was always in demand as a lecturer and wine judge.

Book details

240 pages
Special Interest Model Books
Publication date
December 2002



Thursday 10 November, 2011 at 11:59am

I've made the sloe wine from this book and it was absolutely gorgeous. Brilliantly clear, delicious flavour. I found the recipe very easy to follow, and the book is very readable too. So it's a big thumbs up from me!


Saturday 26 January, 2013 at 3:45pm

I've made several of the wines in this book and they've all (nearly all) come out very well.

The biggest surprise was the broad bean wine, which I just couldn't imagine being nice. However, a glut of broad beans tempted me and I'm so glad it did - it was fantastic!

Great book, and easily the best for a beginner.


Wednesday 24 July, 2013 at 1:09pm

First class book I still use it very highly recommended

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