A comprehensive, start-to-finish reference guide for the home winemaker. From making your very first batch of kit wine to mastering advanced techniques for making wine from grapes, this book covers it all! With Gene Spaziani's clear instructions, you'll find it easy to make any of 115 delectable wines, from chablis, chardonnay, and zinfandel to rioja, merlot, and pinot noir -- even port, sherry, and champagne. Few pleasures are more gratifying than pouring a glass of fine wine, admiring its clarity and color, savoring its rich bouquet, raising it to your lips, and knowing that you made it yourself. With this complete guide to home winemaking, such pleasures can be yours with little fuss and lots of fun. The Home Winemaker's Companion will guide you as you progress from making your very first batch of kit wine to mastering advanced techniques for making wine from fresh grapes. Included are Gene Spaziani's tried-and-true recipes for 115 delectable wines -- even port and champagne! Making consistently great wine at home is easy; the hardest part is being patient while your wine ages!