Date: Apr-May 2002

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Planting Dormant Grapevines

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Establishing a vineyard is an exciting and rewarding adventure. Like all of life’s challenges, your success or failure will be dictated by the amount of research, planning, effort and perseverance you exhibit


Measuring Residual Sugar

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You are interested in your friend’s opinion on your most recent vintage — most likely a wine you have assessed to be your best ever. You meticulously withdraw a sample and pour


Picking the Right Wine Kit

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The modern wine kit, with its gleaming plastic bag in a jazzy-looking box, didn’t start out as a miracle of modern technology. Arguably, the first wine kits were actually used in ancient

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Picking the Right Wine Kit

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The modern wine kit, with its gleaming plastic bag in a jazzy-looking box, didn’t start out as a miracle of modern technology. Arguably, the first wine kits were actually used in ancient

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Marechal Foch

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Marechal Foch, named after a famous French general in the First World War, has proven to be a worthwhile red grape variety for many colder regions of the world. Technically identified as


Cooking Corks & Mead “Demustified”: Wine Wizard

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Dear Wine Wizard, I’ve been brewing beer for about 10 years, so I’m pretty well acquainted with the cleaning process. This is my third year making wine, and I recently received some

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Bottling: Tips from the Pros

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Winemaker: Greg Pollman started working at Fountain Wine Cellars in Cincinnati in 1974 and went to Sublette Winery in Cincinnati in the late 70s. He joined Valley Vineyards Estate Winery in Morrow, Ohio

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Amplify Your Taste, Bud!

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The wine tasting technique that I describe in this article was developed over the last fifteen years out of sheer frustration. As a wine sales representative, I’ve made hundreds of wine presentations

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The ABCs of Making Z

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It’s difficult to walk through a wine aisle in the supermarket, or to browse through the kit section in your favorite winemaking store, without coming across a wide selection of Zinfandels. Red,


Building a Cool Cellar

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I can still remember the days when my father served his wine straight from the “cellar.” It was really a cold room, which meant the temperature of the wine would follow our

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The Joys of Blending

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Blending different grape varieties to make a better finished wine is a bedrock practice in the commercial wine world — and one often overlooked by home winemakers. If they do it in


What can I do to improve the aroma of my mead?

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Dear Wine Wizard, I have been making mead for a few years. I love the clover and honey accents in it. Most people who have tried it like the taste, but they

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Should I boil or soak my corks prior to bottling?

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Dear Wine Wizard, I’ve been brewing beer for about 10 years, so I’m pretty well acquainted with the cleaning process. This is my third year making wine, and I recently received some


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