Dec 07/Jan 08
Is it a screw up to re-use screw top wine bottles? And how do you turn good fruit wines into great fruit wines?
Got an urge to grow winegrapes organically? It’s actually easier than you think. Thanks to the paths carved by some well-seasoned organic wine producers, growing grapes with the environment and ecosystem in mind is a real possibililty in a home vineyard. This issue, two men with years of organic experience lend their advice for greening up your backyard vines.
Old World viticuture can teach you some new lessons on growing backyard grapes.
How clean are your wines? Learn what test kits are available to screen for contamination in your winery and how to use them.
Muscat is a widespread vinifera grape, from which most winemaking vinifera grapes may have descended. Bees like it, folks who drink Asti Spumante like it - after reading this column, you might like this varietal too.
The yeast strain you ferment with affects the characteristics of your wine. Three yeast experts give their tips on how to pick the yeast that's right for your wine.
The South Jersey Winemakers, wine on wheels and a Wisconsin winemaker with explosive escapades. Plus: a beginner's guide to using a refractometer for measuring the amount of sugar in grapes or juice
Based on the results of the 2007 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition, we present the top 100 wine kits of 2007. Kits are organized both by score and by type.
Wine kits continue to grow and evolve. Find out from industry experts what is around the kit corner.
Are wine critics really tasting rocks in their wine? Or do they have rocks in their head? We review the evidence for and against the concept of minerality.