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Wine & Winemaking Books by Daniel Pambianchi

Kit Winemaking: The Illustrated Beginner's Guide to Making Wine from Concentrate

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Kit Winemaking provides beginners with day-by-day instructions on making superlative kit wines, often undistinguishable from homemade ones crafted from grapes, or even commercial wines.

The trend is clear—there is an increasing number of new wine hobbyists with one out of five just starting out in home winemaking and two-thirds using kits/concentrate. With the vast improvement in kit quality—and hence, wine quality—and with a plethora of wine kits and styles now available, home winemaking has become a very serious hobby.

This guide also describes the most common wine faults, how to resolve them, and how to avoid them in the first place. All this is supplemented with a handy glossary to the entire winemaking lingo to turn any novice into an expert.

This is the ideal book for beginner winemaking wanting to make wine from concentrate.

Published by Véhicule Press, 2009

Techniques in Home Winemaking: The Comprehensive Guide to Making Château-Style Wines

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This is the ultimate guide for the novice and advanced winemaker.

"This book is the ultimate resource for 'non-commercial' winemakers who are determined to understand the process and master the art of producing wonderful wines." —Ellie Butz, Enologist, Vintage Winery Consultants, and co-author of Winemaking: From Grape Growing to Marketplace.

Read reviews from Ian Scott, Jack Keller and Todd Trzaskos of VT Wine Media.

This updated edition of the bestselling Techniques in Home Winemaking is the comprehensive guide for beginners and advanced winemakers looking for the latest techniques in premium wine production. From choosing the raw material—concentrate, juice or grapes—to bottling, this book provides detailed instructions on selecting and using equipment, selecting wine yeasts, determining the best material for specific wine styles, and analyzing wine to monitor and control quality.


·         A troubleshooting guide that addresses all varieties of problems

·         Detailed instructions on making Pinot Noir, traditional method, sparkling wine, Port, and Icewine-style wines

·         Detailed, cross-referenced index


Published by Véhicule Press, 2008

Praise for Techniques in Home Winemaking

"Home winemakers take note: this is a book you will want to own." — American Wine Society Journal

"Flow charts and clearly organized chapters make for an in-depth reference work." — Time Magazine

"I just wish Daniel Pambianchi's book was available when I was starting out as a winemaker." — Thomas Bachelder, Winemaker, Le Clos Jordanne

"This book is the ultimate resource for 'non-commercial' winemakers who are determined to understand the process and master the art of producing wonderful wines." — Ellie Butz, Enologist, Vintage Winery Consultants, and co-author of Winemaking: From Grape Growing to Marketplace

Wine Myths, Facts & Snobberies: 81 Questions & Answers on the Science and Enjoyment of Wine

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Wine drinkers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and knowledgeable about wine and, as a result, much more inquisitive about the science of wine and winemaking, and particularly on their impact on our health.

Wine Myths, Facts & Snobberies answers questions asked by novice and experienced enophiles, wine enthusiasts, and just about anyone with any interest in wine. Daniel Pambianchi, winery owner and author of the best-selling Techniques in Home Winemaking, uses short anecdotes with a dash of humour to present intriguing facts about wine—debunking myths along the way. Authoritative and entertaining, he covers winemaking, wine service, styles, faults, frauds, the health benefits of drinking wine, and other topics.

With today’s wine sales and consumption far outpacing those of beer and spirits, this is a must-have book for any wine lover.

Published by Véhicule Press, 2010

Praise for Wine Myths, Facts & Snobberies

"This book is an authoritative distillation of much of the latest science on the healthy benefits of wine. I strongly recommend Wine Myths, Facts and Snobberies to everyone who is interested in both the art and science of wine." Joseph C. Maroon, MD, author of The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life, 2009, Vice Chairman and Clinical Professor, Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Team Neurosurgeon, The Pittsburgh Steelers

"Daniel Pambianchi writes from the perspective of a winemaker and a scientist. If you’ve ever asked yourself what’s the difference between French and American oak, why good Riesling smells like your gas tank, why roses are planted at the end of vine rows or how Icewine is made, you’ll find the answers here. These are just a few of the questions the author investigates in this easy-to-read wine primer. Daniel Pambianchi’s hand-on approach demystifies wine and makes it accessible to the neophyte as well as the seasoned enthusiast – obviously a labour of love in the writing." Tony Aspler, Wine writer and educator

"If you love science or if you love wine, and especially if you love the science of wine, this book is for you! Daniel takes a complex process and distils the essence with didactic skill and imagination. Drink it all in to your heart's content." Joe Schwarcz PhD, Director, McGill University Office for Science and Society

"Daniel has been able to capture the true essence in the art and science of wine-making in a way that can be understood by the consumer and vintner alike. He presents it in a way that is most engaging and will inspire the reader to embrace the appreciation of all wine, particularly the evolution of our VQA wines from our fertile wine regions in Canada."Donald J.P Ziraldo, LLD, CM, co-founder of Inniskillin Wines Inc.

"This is an excellent, detailed work on the science behind wine and winemaking that delves deeply into the subject matter. It answers all of the common questions with uncommon technical detail, and makes a useful reference tool for anyone who has made or is considering making wine, professional sommeliers, as well as highly inquisitive wine drinkers."John Szabo, Master Sommelier, wine writer

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