There are many reasons that 10 wines made from the same grape may taste completely different, and often it is because the winemaker planned for them to. Learn about how the location a grape is grown, as well as the decisions a winemaker must make, impact the outcome of a wine.
The culinary world and hobby winemaking collide in an upstate New York college campus where one man’s mission is to introduce the winemaking hobby to chefs-in-training.
Seyval blanc (say-VAHL blahnk) is a hybrid, the product of intentional breeding to blend and express desirable traits from the parent vines. And unfortunately, hybrids often get no respect in the world
“Fruit Floaties”, Sweetening Wine, Free SO2 levels
Because sulfur dioxide is so easily-oxidizable, hydrogen peroxide naturally ‘finds’ the easily-oxidized SO2 and the two hopefully cancel each other out.
Award-Winning Pinot Noir
Four Pinot Noir pros share their best advice for crafting the "heartbreak grape."
For many home winemakers, space — or the lack of it — is the final frontier, the one thing holding their winemaking aspirations back. See how some home winemakers have dealt with this problem.
Detailed steps every home viticulturist should take before planting their first vineyard.
Beyond the Barrel
If a barrel isn’t in your immediate winemaking plans — or if your barrel has been filled so many times it has become neutral in oak character — there are many other options on the market in the forms of oak alternatives. Get to know the options to see which may be best for your cellar.
Grow your own grapes? Thinking of starting a backyard vineyard? Now is the time to plan your spring. Here is a list of suppliers where you can purchase grapevines and/or supplies for your home vineyard...
Make a tasty strawberry wine!
WineMaker News Page
Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? A recent study published in Nature Metabolism, found a possible explanation of why certain cellular organisms such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, produce ethanol. According to
Blue-Ribbon Home Winemaking Tips
Tom Petuskey East Brunswick, New Jersey Tom has been making wine since 1981 and has won more than 100 awards in state and national amateur wine competitions. His most recent awards were
Join the WineMaker Community
Get it all!
SAVE 25%! The best of both worlds. Enroll in the WineMaker Digital Membership plus subscribe to WineMaker magazine. Don't miss a thing!
Join the Digital Membership
Take your winemaking skills to the next level. Enroll in the WineMaker Digital Membership for 12 months to access premium tips, techniques, and DIY projects.
Subscribe to the Magazine
Be inspired by an annual subscription to WineMaker print magazine. Delivered right to your mailbox. (Pricing for U.S. orders only)