Find out how to create and protect the color of your red, white, and pink wines.
Weighing the pros and cons of natural, 1+1, agglomerated, and synthetic corks.
Get tips on how to best extract and, more importantly, stabilize color in wines made from finicky red hybrid grapes.
Hosting a wine tasting party for a handful of friends is one thing, but it’s another to host 150 guests.
New World Rhône-style wines have come into the popular imagination of wine drinkers in the last few decades. Four professional “Rhône Ranger” winemakers discuss this trend, and the grape varieties and winemaking choices that work best on a small scale.
There once was a time when malolactic fermentation (MLF) only happened spontaneously in winemaking. These days, however, winemakers have more choices when it comes to performing MLF.
Is aging wine in a barrel that once held spirits totally off limits, or is there some leeway? Bolstered by some commercial wines aged in spirit barrels, one hobby winemaker made some experimental wines to share with his winemaking club.
With significant tannins, Mourvèdre makes for a fine blending grape, but don’t overlook varietal and rosé winemaking options. Plus, a recipe to make a red and rosé wine from the same batch.
Hobby winemaking can be daunting if you live in tight quarters, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Bob Peak breaks down how to effectively use the space you have available to you and proves that if you have enough space to lay down a piece of 4x8 ft. (1.2x2.4 m) plywood, you have enough space to be a home winemaker.
It’s that time of year again, as we answer our favorite wine kit- related questions we’ve received. Our columnist covers a wide spectrum from effectively boosting alcohol for increased aging potential, off-flavors of banana and plastic, and even looking into how (and why) companies concentrate juice in their kits.