From April 22-24, 2022, a total of 1,772 different wines were judged at the Mount Snow Grand Summit Lodge in West Dover, Vermont. This year’s competition was again the largest wine competition
A group of winemakers create eight wines from the same grapes to explore the impact of each process.
When Grapes Throw You for a Curve
No matter how much you plan, the grapes received at harvest are not always as expected. It’s time to adjust on the fly, and there’s also a plan for that!
Determining Ripeness in Wine Grapes
There is no more critical step in winemaking than picking at the often-fleeting correct moment. Yet ripeness determination is poorly understood and the associated picking logistics are often incompetently executed. If you
It’s a dirty phrase in most winemaking circles, but volatile acidity is found in all wine and having a little can actually add complexity to a wine. Get the scoop on volatile acidity
Looking to buy your first wine kit? Here's what you need to know before you start shopping.
Build a Temperature-Controlled Wine Storage Box
A home winemaker from California’s Sierra Foothills shares his design for an air-conditioned wine storage room he built for his garage.
Hundreds of home winemakers gathered in San Luis Obispo, California for WineMaker’s conference, where they took part in educational seminars, hands-on workshops, and shared their passion for wine.
In her exhaustive survey of grapes and grapegrowing, Vines, Grapes and Wines, Jancis Robinson ends the chapter on Riesling with a summary that’s all-too-true: “Unbeatable quality; indisputably aristocratic. Ludicrously unfashionable.” Recognized by
Fermentation Temperature Control
This cooling setup keeps wine must within just a few degrees of target temperatures.
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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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