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When it’s time for equipment to be replaced or restored, and how to best preserve it for a few more seasons.
Country fruit wines can be quite difficult to achieve the desired color, aroma, and clarity levels without the right enzymes.
The Wine Wizard explains carbonic maceration is and how to perform a one. Plus: testing your wines for MLF completion.
A winemaker shares his journey down the road he traveled to produce a sacramental wine for his church.
WineMaker magazine is celebrating 20 years of being the go-to source for reliable information for home winemakers. To mark the anniversary, we run down 20 of the most common winemaking mistakes we’ve seen over the years and how to avoid and fix them.
There are two common options to choose between when it comes time for home winemakers to press their grapes. Take time to weigh the benefits of a basket press and bladder press before the fall harvest and determine which one best suits your winemaking needs.
Can’t get your hands on the type of fresh fruit you seek for your next batch of wine? Consider making fruit wine from puree. There are many options available and the process is simple.
Fortifying a fruit wine can be a fun and rewarding endeavor when done correctly. Gain some valuable pointers from two masters of the art of adding some extra zip to a country fruit wine.
Tannat grapes are synonymous with highly phenolic and tannic must. Learn about this grape’s storied past and how to hit the sweet spot in the vineyard and the winery to tame this potent grape.
According to our annual Reader Study, 65% of WineMaker readers are interested in growing their own grapes. Wes Hagen came up with a quiz everyone who is considering planting a vineyard should take before investing any money towards the endeavor.