The wise one answers your winemaking questions.
If you can't put your wine in oak, there are many alternatives to put oak in your wine.
Vineyards can be beautiful. Vineyards can be productive. Vineyards can be beautifully productive. Figuring out the type of vineyard you want is the first decision to make when contemplating backyard viticulture.
When it comes to kits, throw out everything you know about fermentation temperatures. Our kit expert dispenses some cool information on this hot topic.
Blaufränkisch (also known as Lemberger) is a native Austrian grape that delivers lots of berry flavors and soft, velvety tannins.
Acidity (reflected in pH) balances sweetness on wine. Two professional winemakers give their opinions on how to manage this aspect of winemaking.
Am El Dorado wine club, a family of winemakers, a peach perry recipe and an oaking tip. Plus: a rundown on oaking alternatives.
Questions on Roussanne, the Wiz and more.
Grapevines need sun and wind and grape growers need access to the grapes. Learn the art of vine and row spacing.
Guide your vines to greatness with our overview of trellis systems for your backyard vineyard.
If a bottle of wine has a kangaroo on the label, you can be pretty sure of what's inside -- fruit, fruit and more fruit. Learn the techniques used to produce Australian-style wines.
Take a look at wine competitions from a judge's perspective. We'll guide you through the most common faults found in wines submitted to competitions (and how to fix those faults!)