More than 400 wines made from kits were judged at the 2022 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition. Many received recognition; and here we share the 100 kit wines that performed best, according to the judging results.
Spain’s fifth most planted white wine grape, Verdejo, enjoys warm climates while being able to retain some acidity. Learn the merits of this grape from the Iberian Peninsula and how to make the best wines with it.
U.S. Tasting Team
October 2022, a team of four super wine-tasting women (who are also amateur winemakers) traveled to Champagne, France, along with their coach to compete against over 30 teams from various countries in order to find out who the best wine tasters are.
Enter your unique label in WineMaker’s 23rd Annual Label Contest! Send us your best home wine labels and you could win some great winemaking prizes from WineMaker advertisers. Entry deadline is November
Protection from the Elements
Heat (protein) and cold (bitartrate) stability issues in wine cause off-putting aesthetic defects that are often brought to light after the wine is in the bottle and undergoes a temperature swing if not taken care of during bulk aging. Learn how (and if) you should take these heat and cold stabilization precautions at home.
A time for friends and family to gather and celebrate, the holiday season is best paired with good food and wine. Be sure you plan ahead to match the main course with the vino.
“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.
Since childhood, I had always been under the impression that there is no such thing as a good bottle of homemade wine. This was mostly due to the fact that every time
Grape Breeding 101
Learn what goes into breeding a new grape variety.
True Champagne: Tips from the Pros
Two professional Champagne-makers share their secrets for home winemakers.
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Here are some abbreviated profiles for lesser known wine grapes varietals: Aglianico: Considered by some to be one of the three great red wine grapes of Italy (along with Sangiovese and Nebbiolo),
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