Should you say oui to sur lie? Find out why you may want to try, and how you would go about employing this French technique for aging your kit whites on lees.
Bud break is a vulnerable time for backyard grapevines. Learn how to protect your delicate vines when frost threatens.
The Wizard gives a calm answer to a question about volatile acidity and dispenses the facts about the meter that refracts.
The backyard beginnings of a commercial vineyard.
Heat-tolerant, disease-resistant Muscadines are a favorite of Southern winemakers. How do professional winemakers deal with this thick-skinned, interestingly-flavored grape?
How to determine the level of titratable acidity (TA) in wine.
Thinking of growing grapes in your backyard? The difference between success and failure is a solid vineyard plan.
How to pick the right strain to make your fruit wine shine.
Winemaking shop owners discuss the tips to help beginning winemakers get the most from their kit wines.
Zinfandel is the third most widely planted grape in the United States. Find out what you need to know to take your Zin for the win.
Low °Brix grapes? Take a chapter from Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal and add sugar — boosting your wine’s strength and stability.
Advice on how home winemakers can take advantage of the grape glut and get the fruit they want for their home winemaking; and, selling winegrapes in a buyer’s market.