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A Home Winemaker Turns Pro…At Home

I’m sure many a home winemaker has thought, “I wonder what it would be like to make this a full-time job?” Well, I took the plunge and that’s exactly what I did. I had been making wine for quite some time, but not in any real capacity. Sure there’s the stain on the ceiling of my old room at my parents’ house, but I hadn’t been serious about making any quality wine. I loved drinking wine and was pretty well-versed in the local steakhouse wine lists, but hadn’t really delved into just how a proper wine was made. Much to my wife’s displeasure, when I get a wild hair the rest of the world disappears. It was at this point my whole world changed. I jumped in and read everything I could get my hands on about every type of winemaking method available. In the process I also learned how to sweet talk the local librarian into figuring out how to get an inter-library loan from UC-Davis as well as a few other branches. I was constantly carrying around an