Dec 08/Jan 09
A complete listing of all the stories that appeared in WineMaker in 2008.
A Concord grapevine sparks the winemaking bug for two New Yorkers.
A reader wonders about removing acidity organically, and naturally, the Wiz knows what to do. Also, is it ok to reuse corks?
Examine your amateur vineyard with a professional eye and learn the tips that pros know for solving (and avoiding) vineyard problems.
In addition to his latest "Backyard Vines" question and answer column in the December 2008-January 2009 issue of WineMaker, Wes Hagen tackles two bonus questions about black rot and dying vines.
Our vineyard expert Wes Hagen answers questions from home vineyardists. Learn when to harvest, how the vines should be spaced, how to deal with pests and more.
If you can find a way to expose your wine to just the correct amount of oxygen, winemaking can be a gas!
What time is is? Time to check out harvest specific wine kits. Find out what they are and why kit winemakers should consider them.
In this installment of Varietal Focus, we hail to the Cab - Cabernet Sauvignon.
Two Southwest US growers discuss rootstocks, soils, climate and other challenges to growing grapes in this part of the country.
Overshadowed by other white varieties and associated with jug wines in the minds of many wine drinkers, Chenin Blanc is being treated seriously by some professional (and amateur) winemakers.
2,781 kit wines were entered in the 2008 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition. We reveal the best performing kits listed by rank and by style.
Would your Cab benefit from more oak? Could your Pinot Gris use a tad more acid? Find out with table trials - we'll give you the whys and hows of this useful testing procedure