THE CORKMASTER TRILOGY by Richelle Banks
The CorkMaster Trilogy consists of three books in one: The Novice CorkMaster , The Specialty CorkMaster, and The Wild WildcorkMaster. Each book begins with a list of uniquely flavorful wine beverage recipes. These permit the book purchasers to utilize dozens of included recipes immediately to prepare cool (or hot) savory wine drinks while their winemaking creations age.
The Novice CorkMaster The book offers selected punches and winemaking recipes tailored for the beginning home winemaker using their available fruits and vegetables. This book begins with a general description of the basic steps of winemaking at home. Next readers will find recipes for wines made from a large variety of berries and other common fruits and vegetables collectible or grown throughout the warm months. I would highlight the following recipes in this book:
BERRY WINES: Mulberry Wine; Madrone Berries, Tinned Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry or Cherry wines, etc.
GRAPE WINES: Muscatine grape wine, Raisin wine, Syrah wine and Scuppernong Pyment
VEGETABLE WINES: Beetroot Wine, Potato Wine, Pumpkin Wine, and Sweet Potato Wine
FROZEN FRUIT AND JUICE WINES: Apple Concentrate Wine and Merlot Wine
SHERRIES: Apple - Banana Dry Sherry and Apricot Sherry
The Specialty CorkMaster book collects winemaking recipes that are a bit more uncommon even among afficionarios. That is to say, … I will highlight the following recipes:
CITRUS WINES: Grapefruit, Leek and Lemon
COOKING WINES: Garlic Cooking Wine, Onion Carrot Wine, Tabasco Chile Wine
Stone fruit wines: Apricot Wine, Autumn Olive Wine, Black Cherry Wine and Date - Raisin Wine
GOLDEN FRUIT WINES: Anjou pear wine, Apple Wine, Fresh Figs Wine, Melon Wine and Rhubarb Wine
NUT WINES: Acorn Wine and Almond Wine
SPICED WINES: Anise Wine and Walnut Leaf Wine
GRAIN WINES: Rice Wine (including Japanese style Sake), Ginger Wine and Wheat Raisin Wine
SPECIALTY WINES: Birch Sap Wine, Bramble Tip Wine, Hypocras Wine, Mountain Ash Wine, Nettle Ginger Wine, Sangria and Sarsaparilla Wine
PORT WINES: Bilberry Port Wine, Blueberry Elderberry Port, Rose Mead and Blackberry Mead
The Wild CorkMaster book includes recipes for fruits, vegetables, flower blossoms, etc. findable in specific seasons and locals even exotic ingredients are featured in this book. These include:
EXOTIC WINES: Banana Wine, Kiwi Fruit Wine, Kumquat Wine, Loquat Wine and Lychee Wine
WILD FRUIT WINES: Allegheny Serviceberry, Blackcap Wine, Burdock Wine, Elderberry Rose, Gooseberry Grape Wine, Hackberry Wine, Jostaberry Wine, Mesquite Bean Wine, Mustang Grape Wine, Saskatoon Serviceberry Wine, Wild Chokecherry Wine
FLOWER WINES: Daisy Wine, Dandelion Raisin Wine, Feijoa Blossom Wine, Lilac Wine, Red Clover Wine and Sunflower Wine
HERB WINES: Fennel Beet Wine, Lemon Balm Wine, Mint Wine, Rosemary Wine, Wintergreen Wine and Vanilla wine.