The wise one of wine answers your winemaking questions.
Looking to buy some property and establish a small-scale vineyard? Better look here first. We'll give a warning to the unprepared and a guide for those looking to make the move.
The right touch of oak can turn a good wine into a great wine. One of the keys of getting the right oak character is the level of your barrel toasting. Learn how t control this aspect of your winemaking and toast your own barrels.
The French general Ferdinand Foch accepted the German surrender that ended WWI. You'll surrender to the charms of the hardy French-American hybrid grape named for him -- Maréchal Foch.
A winemaker with some historic labels, a carboy washing gadget you can build, and a club from a little house on the prairie. Plus: A pHantastic overview of pH.
A salute to sour oranges, Chardonnay crystals and how to scale down a recipe.
How to handle a fermentation of high-sugar (26 degrees Brix and beyond) grapes and make a burly, but well-balanced, beverage.
A new style of wine from one of the oldest Italian winemaking regions. Learn how the style developed and how to make your own interpretation at home.
Seven professional Chardonnay makers answer ten questions about terroir, oak, yeast, malolactic fermentation and more.
Crushing and pressing are the bread and butter of fresh grape winemaking. Learn how your approach to these tasks influences the quality of your wine.