Thursday, July 05, 2012

BEN HARDY'S ADVENTURES INTO THE ART OF WINEMAKING

BEN HARDY'S ADVENTURES IN WINEMAKING

Many people of a certain age have probably tried making wine at some time in their lives.  It certainly is a fascinating hobby  but for a few years, many lost interest due to  wines becoming much cheaper to buy from supermarkets.  Now that 'frugality' is the watchword of many households, some people have returned to the hobby and are turning out some pretty good wines which many of us  exhibit at wine and county shows. 

Now we have a wine making book with a difference.  Ben Hardy, a young lawyer from Leeds, used his writing skills, along with his first forays into making wine from fruit, flowers, berries and vegetables (as well as the venerable grape).

Ben's publisher, THE GOOD LIFE PRESS in Preston has done an excellent job in presenting this fascinating book with a difference.  Ben's journey in the form of a diary - from picking his raw materials, to drinking the final product (not always brilliant!), is so interesting.

He is refreshingly honest about what  does and does not work.  He has carefully recorded his disasters along with his triumphs and we hear about his long-suffering friends' and family's reactions. 

Ben's book is receiving some goodly reviews from HOME FARMER and similar magazines, and I know that readers will enjoy reading about his enthusiastic adventures in this ancient craft.  

£12.99 ISBN 978-1-904871-90-3

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