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For winemakers, harvest time is a period of intense activity, and essential decisions and preparations need to happen well in advance of crushing day for things to go smoothly. These decisions include

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This past August, experienced judges evaluated a total of 767 wine kit entries as part of the overall 2020 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition that had a grand total of 2,519 entries.

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Acidity & Aging

My situation is that the total acidity (TA) rises during the aging process.What could be causing this?

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Find out how to replicate the method of making Amarone — the famed red "straw wine" from the Valpolicella zone of Italy's Veneto province made from grapes partially dried on straw mats to concentrate their juice.

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Your hydrometer shows that your must has a specific gravity of 1.100 - but how do you know that's accurate? Learn how to calibrate your hydrometer and all your winemaking tools, so you can be sure.

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Enter the WineMaker Label Contest for a chance to win great prizes!

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Why do we subject our wines to competitions? Is it for the professional feedback? Is it for the tasting notes? Is it for the bragging rights? Regardless of your reason to enter

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Wine and chocolate are a match made in heaven. But it doesn't have to be two separate delicacies. Home winemakers can actually combine the two by infusing wine with chocolate.

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Kits wines are designed so that the average person can produce a nice, drinkable wine. However, for the home winemaker interested in making the highest quality wine possible, there are several avenues

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When it comes to selecting a wine kit, Canada is the place to start. It’s winemakers’ heaven with hundreds of quality wine kits to choose from and just as many home wine

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Updated November 2, 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