A rookie wine judge hits the wall.
A guide to planting dormant grapevines.
How to measure the residual sugar content of your wine.
Making the right choice for your cellaring needs.
Tips, techniques and a recipe for this cold-tolerant hybrid.
Your winemaking problems solved and questions answered.
Expert advice on bottling your wine.
Ontario wine guild and a Zin fan.
Wedding wine and hard questions about soft water.
A hint of racy raspberry? A touch of forest floor? Here's a fast, simple tasting technique that can help you capture - and understand - the flavors and aromas of wine.
Once dismissed as a humble workhorse grape, the popularity of Zinfandel has surged in recent years. Though White Zin helped spark interest in this versatile varietal, its most devoted advocates prefer Zin as a bright, fruit-forward, dry red table wine. Alison Crowe walks you through the steps of making great red Zin at home, from selecting the grapes to bottling. Plus: an interview with the Zin master, Joel Peterson of Ravenswood.
Every home winemaker dreams of having a cellar - the perfect climate-controlled room for storing your wine. From regulating the temperature to insulating the walls, here's how to turn an ampty basement corner into a cellar extraordinaire.
A drip of Cabernet, a drop of Syrah: By perfecting the fine art of blending, you can create wines with greater complexity and balance. When to blend, a quick guide to common blending partners, and instructions for conducting blending trials.