ART OF KOSHER WINE MAKING is both a background of the Jewish laws concerning making wine and a guide to kosher winemaking at home. It provides a unique insight into the world of the home wine making. This book reveals the secrets of how to blend wine to give it more character. This DIY book of kosher wine making at home has step-by-step protocols which enable the home winemaker to produce superior wines. You will find within its pages all the technical information to make good, technically sound clean wines. This book teaches the home wine maker about grapes, yeast, and the basic biology one needs to understand how to make a wine that is technologically superior. Following this method, one will make wines that are brilliantly clear and free of all off-tastes and aromas. The book provides step-by-step methods of producing kosher grape, fruit and honey (mead) wine at home.
After producing your wine the book will instruct you on how to clarify your wine by racking and adding supplements (like diateomaceous earth). Diateomeceous earth has pores within and between the cell walls that are so small. They trap bacteria, clay particles, some viruses, and other suspended solids from liquids. This leaves the wine cleaner and with drastically reduced solids and contaminant levels.
The last chapters of the book include sanitation, wine sensory evaluation and wine terminology. The pores within and between the cell walls of diatomaceous earth are so small, they trap bacteria, clay particles, some viruses, and other suspended solids from liquids. This leaves the wine cleaner and with drastically reduced solids and contaminant levels. Sanitation throughout the wine making process is crucial for avoiding contamination. Bacterial contamination will cause off-tastes and reduce the clarity of the wine.
Adam Monteforie of the Jerusalem post wrote: “This is a wonderfully useful and interesting book and should be part of any budding domestic winemaker’s library, whether Jewish or not. However for the Jewish winemaker, it offers assistance that does not exist today, and as such is invaluable.