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Determining your soil type can tell anyone growing grapes a lot about the conditions under which your vine’s root system will develop and grow. It can tell you how much you should irrigate or about your potential fertilization schedule. Learn how to determine where your vineyard’s soil type lands on the USDA’s soil-type triangle.

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Making wine from tropical fruits, with a little know-how, is just as easy as making wine from traditional fruits and berries.

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Pasteurization operates on a sliding scale and its effectiveness depends on a coefficient between time and temperature.

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Montepulciano

To understand Montepulciano the grape, you also have to understand the difference with Montepulciano the place. Chik Brenneman takes you on a tour of eastern Tuscany, Italy in this issue.

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Most winemakers begin by wanting to make an affordable wine through their own efforts. Once they succeed, they focus more on perfecting the finished product. Their next question becomes, “Am I making

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An understanding of what is happening in wine on a chemical basis can be very useful in influencing choices regarding processing options and timing of activities for different wine styles. While we

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As the penultimate step in winemaking, bottling can be one of the most exciting parts of the process. Crushing, pressing, fermenting, racking, clarifying, adjusting and weeks and months of waiting all come

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Once you’ve mastered the art and craft of making kit wines, what do you do with them? Drink them, of course! We don’t need to teach you how to drink and appreciate

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Grape Growing Q&A

Grape growing questions answered!

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Better White Blends

There are lots of reasons to try blending white wines, such as adding complexity, correcting a deficiency, or simply making something fun and new. Find out more about which white grapes work well together, and how to plan the perfect blend.

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Updated June 25, 2020 Winemaking Supply Shop Status During COVID-19 With the quickly evolving situation worldwide due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we thought the best way to serve both hobby winemakers and

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Grape Profiles

Here are some abbreviated profiles for lesser known wine grapes varietals: Baco Noir: A hybrid red grape varietal whose parentage is linked to the French grape Folle Blanche, a white Vitis vinifera