I started making wine in 1977 by following winemaking recipes which were easily obtained at the time, and produced wines of varying quality.  Later on I discovered Gerry Fowles publications which explained his scientific approach to winemaking. The concept of using fruit composition data to create recipes for particular styles of wine was one which I adopted, leading me to write the Home Wine Program in 1987 for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and later for the Amstrad CPC and PCW computers. Professor Fowles kindly promoted them in his Wine for all Seasons magazine and made use of one when writing The Gervin Recipe Book.

This version for Windows pc’s uses the same methodology as the previous ones, but includes several enhancements, especially regarding keeping records of the progress of each batch of wine, tasting notes and stock control of ingredients and wine.

Please be aware that there is no registration option for this website. The only data which is recorded is the date and time a download took place and the user’s ip address. The ip address can reveal the name and postal address of the Internet Service Provider, nothing more. As long as your Firewall is operating you can’t receive an unsolicited message or anything else in the future. For these reasons users cant be informed of the publication of any future updates. To find out if an update is available please keep an eye on this website.

For help with using the software or to make suggestions for improvements please send an email to pgaulton@hotmail.co.uk with the title ‘Home Wine Program’.