In addition to alcoholic fermentation, the yeast used to ferment wine also metabolize other substances into byproducts.
When grapes come in with unbalanced sugars, acidity, and pH, adjustments need to be made.
Mold growth on a wine press and the risks of using magnesium sulfate sprays in the vineyard.
Like love, winemaking brings new joys over the years.
In the final installment of our year-long series, the wines are bulk aged, oaked, and bottled.
You can never be too prepared in your winery when the grapes come in from harvest. Follow our guidelines for crush and press success.
This year’s competition included 2,497 different wines from hobby winemakers from all 50 American states, 6 Canadian provinces, and as far away as Norway and Australia.
Hundreds of home winemakers met up on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York this year for our tenth annual conference to take part in a diverse selection of seminars, workshops, and wine tours.
Growing grapes can be a challenge no matter the location, but there is extra work to grow cold climate vines. We get the best growing tips from three pros with shorter growing seasons.
A cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignane, Ruby Cabernet was the first grape bred by Dr. Harold Olmo, one of the greatest grape breeders of modern times.
To truly understand the impact and depth of decisions that winemakers face with every batch, you must first understand the anatomy of the grapes being worked with. Join us around the lab table as we dissect a grape.