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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Crafty Winemaking 1: Advice to Easily Craft Award-Winning Wines by Wally Root guides readers through the fundamentals and basics of winemaking. This guide-like book will make you an expert in winemaking by the time you finish reading it. From the explanation of using different varieties of grapes to the equipment used and the operating procedures, this book will tell readers everything they want to know about winemaking. It is a perfect book for those who want to know more about making wines without enrolling in any specialist classes. The author's personal experiences and photographs give it a special touch.
It is an informative book and the procedures of winemaking are given step by step. The book is highly useful to amateur wine-makers. The steps of winemaking are easy to follow and that is the strong point of the book. Beginning from how wine is crafted to its final bottle dressing, the author has covered everything related to winemaking. The writing and the tips are explained very clearly. The author's personal interest in the craft of winemaking is evident from the book.
The book tells us that winemaking is not as difficult as we think it is. Readers will know the friends and enemies of wine after reading the book. I enjoyed the chapter about 'Bottle Dressing.' It is something that will not cross your mind until you read about it. On the whole, the book is enjoyable, not only to those looking for tips on wine making, but also to general readers because it is informative.