Resource Guide

Great Winemaker Resources

Chemicals & Ingredients Chart

Chemical / Ingredient Usage Recommended concentration Comments Acid blend (tartaric, malic, citric) 3:2:1 Increase total acidity 1g/L Increase TA by 1 g/L Ascorbic acid Anti-oxidant 2-3 g/hL Only to be used with


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Club Directory

Amador Winemakers Association P. O. Box 1883 Sutter Creek CA 95685 Amateur Wine Maker of Central Illinois 1407 Heather Drive Mahomet IL 61853 217-202-1053 Amateur Winemakers & Brewers Club of Adelaide South

Common Grapes Guide

Vitis vinifera is the classic family of wine grapes and includes such renowned varietals as Zinfandel and Chardonnay. The vines originated in what’s now southwestern Russia. In the United States, V. vinifera

Download Tim Patterson’s Blending Spreadsheet

WineMaker thanks frequent contributor Tim Patterson for making his wine blending spreadsheet available to home winemakers. Download the Blending Spreadsheet. An easy way to track the consequences of blending is to use

Reader Services

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Sulfite Calculator

Introduction The Sulfite Calculator is a simple yet very useful tool to quickly calculate the amount of sulfite needed to adequately protect a wine. It calculates the amount of sulfite based on

Supplier Directory

A Little Taste of Purple Fairfield NJ 07004 A&M Wine Supplies Washington PA 15301 Adventures in Homebrewing Taylor MI 48180 Adventures in Homebrewing Ann Arbor MI 48103 All

Where to Buy the Magazine

Adventures in Homebrewing Taylor MI 48180 Adventures in Homebrewing Ann Arbor MI 48103 American Brewmaster Raleigh NC 27604 Arbor Wine & Beer Making Supplies Islip NY 11751 Austin

Winemaking Definitions

Acetobacter: A group of bacteria that oxidatively convert wine to vinegar (ethanol into acetic acid) through an aerobic (oxygen present) fermentation. Acid blend: A generic name for any commercially available blend of

Yeast Strains Chart

Five companies – Lallemand (Lalvin), Red Star, Vintner’s Harvest, White Labs, and Wyeast – produce the vast majority of wine-yeast used by home wine makers in North America. Here’s an up-to-date overview