Ten easy steps to a fruitful yield
The 300-person crush party.
Zottarelli's Final Vintage and the Vintage Friends of Bridgeport
Can I manipulate my Merlot?
How to extract color, tannins and flavors from juice.
Tips for winemaking with the red grape that's brilliant in blends.
On a volcanic island off the coast onorth Africa, vintners ruin their wine to make it perfect. A recipe and step-by-step instructions for making this wonderously weird, fortified red wine. Plus: How to build a cardboard "estufa" for aging your Madiera for six months at high temperatures.
French-American varietals like Baco Noir, Marechal Foch and Seyval Blanc are winning awards at a diverse collection of wineries east of the Rockies. Here's our grape-by-grape guide to making fine wine with these versatile hybrids at home. Plus: Where to buy hybrids vines, grapes, juice and concentrate.