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Great books on wine & cooking

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Winery
Author: Thomas Pellechia
Rating: Excellent
Format: Paperback,368 pages
Price: $18.95
Webpage:http://us.penguingroup.com
ISBN 9781592578184


Experience and knowledge is power. Thomas Pellechia has been on all sides of the wine business. His new idiot's guide is a perfect instruction manual for anyone who has dreamt about owning their own wine business. This book covers almost all of the possible legal and financial issues that will be faced by any vintner.

Valuable chapters include vineyard design and layout, grape yields (gallons per ton) and how to make a profitable business. They say it isn't so! Custom crush versus owning your own winery. Pellechia shows you how to crunch those numbers too! My favorite pet peeve, wine label design is also logically explained. You will learn the do's and don'ts for designing a wine label that's draws attention, entering your best wines into a professional wine competition, pl…