The wise one of wine answers your winemaking questions.
It's been said that great wines are made in the vineyard. Give your great wines (and grape vines) all the support they need by building a simple, but sturdy trellis sysytem for your backyard vineyard.
To some, nothing says winemaking like an oak barrel. Besides adding vanilla notes and tannin structure, barrels allow your wine to be microoxygenated, which is essential in the production of the finist wines. If you are ready to take the plunge into barrel aging, our guide will tell you all you need to know.
The favor and aroma of Gewürztraminer is unmistakable. Learn how to get these great characteristics -- without overdoing them -- in your garage Gewürz. Plus: Tips from professionals on getting the most out of this grape.
Get some extra mileage from your used barrel by reconditioning it.
Give your vines a break, bud. Advice on early season management for your backyard vineyard.
Q: What would you get if you crossed Cabernet Sauvignon with Carignane? A: Ruby Cabernet! Learn how to make this Cab offspring.
Learn how to move your grapes to center stage and everything else -- including tannins, oak and malolactic fermentation -- to the back to make your reds and whites in the popular fruit forward style.
A Vancouver wine club, a homemade pressure racking device and the basics of bottling. Plus: A honey mulberry recipe
Questions on sulfite and sorbate.