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In the June-July 2019 issue we explored some of the most common wine faults you are likely to encounter, whether during your personal winemaking journey or while tasting the wines of others,

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If Cabernet is the King of Grapes, Chardonnay is probably the Queen. It’s the most popular wine among US drinkers with about 20% market share, and in California there’s more of this

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How ripe your grapes are when picked is one of the most important factors in determining what your wine will taste like. Here is a closer look at how a grape’s development affects the resulting wine.

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There is just one overriding rule when it comes to cleaning and sanitizing: You must do it. Methods differ, and it’s fine — even desirable — to experiment to find the techniques

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Winemakers spend a lot of time and effort preventing acetic acid from ruining good wine. But to make wine vinegar, Acetobacter is actually your friend. Find out how to make some wine vinegar at home.

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Balance is often the key to producing a winning wine. This means knowing how to measure and adjust acidity if needed. Learn the basics of wine acids.

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Wine yeast — or Saccharomyces, which is Latin for ‘sugar-fungus’ — converts sugar into alcohol. While alcoholic fermentation is the most important aspect of winemaking, yeast does more than just bubble out

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Learn the basics of how and where to age your homemade wines.

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When done using your winemaking equipment, make sure it is properly cleaned and stored so it will be ready to use next harvest season.

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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 August 28, 2019 The Maceration Accelerator While this piece of news is really more for the bigger commercial winemakers, we thought it interesting enough to share with winemakers of all sizes.

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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