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Obtaining the Highest Quality Essential Oils & Hydrosols

The Essential Oil Maker’s Handbook ─ Newly available in English from Spikehorn Press by Bettina Malle and Helge Schmickl; translated by Paul Lehmann Essential oils are more in demand now than ever. Unfortunately, modern production methods and unscrupulous labeling practices make it extremely difficult for consumers to know whether an oil is genuine or artificial, […]

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Presenting the Art & Science of Making Distilled Spirits

The Artisan’s Guide to Crafting Distilled Spirits ─ Newly Available in English from Spikehorn Press! by Bettina Malle and Helge Schmickl; translated by Paul Lehmann The art of crafting alcohol is a very ancient one, and small, artisan distilleries are growing in popularity every day. Expert Austrian distillers Helge Schmickl and Bettina Malle guide readers […]

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Taking the Art of Vinegar Making to New Levels

The Artisanal Vinegar Maker’s Handbook ─ Newly available in English from Spikehorn Press! by Bettina Malle and Helge Schmickl; translated by Paul Lehmann Vinegar making is a very ancient craft. Mankind first harnessed the creation of vinegar, along with its preservative and medicinal qualities, more than ten thousand years ago. Nowadays, however, most guides to […]

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