Date: Apr-May 2016

April/May 2016 issue

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Exploring The Corking Options and Making Acidity Adjustments

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Most closures are packaged pre-sanitized, usually with sulfur dioxide in the sealed bags that come from the manufacturer.

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Kit Winemaking Q&A

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Here are some of the best wine kit-related questions we’ve received from readers. Now, on to the questions! QUESTION: A kit I received as a gift instructs me to start fermentation at

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Small Space Winemaking Techniques

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In large wineries, functional spaces are usually separated. There may be a crush pad, one or more fermentation rooms, and a cellar or cave for barrel aging. Most of us at home

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Used Spirit Barrel Experiment

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Is aging wine in a barrel that once held spirits totally off limits? One hobby winemaker made some experimental wines to test it out.

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Modern Malolactic

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There once was a time when MLF only happened spontaneously in winemaking. These days, however, winemakers have more choices when it comes to performing MLF.


Rhône Roundup

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Four pro “Rhône Ranger” winemakers discuss making Rhône-style wines and decisions that work best on the small-scale.

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Mourvèdre: A Tannic grape for many wine styles

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Mourvèdre is a fine blending grape with significant tannins, but don’t overlook the varietal and rosé options.

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Exploring The Corking Options

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The choice of bottle closure is a topic that winemakers the world over debate with regularity. Every time a new bottle closure or packaging method comes out (twist off? Glass? Stainless steel

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Sur Lie Aging & Bâttonage

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An introduction to sur lie aging and why you may want to consider it for your next batch.


Tasting Party: Dry Finish

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It was 1998 when I first began hosting a winemakers party and I have been refining it for the past 17 years. In September every year before wine season starts we host

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Making Acidity Adjustments Post-Fermentation

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You certainly can adjust acidity after fermentation is complete, but many winemakers feel that the acid is better-integrated, as well as less-detectable, the earlier it is added. That being said, by all

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Perfecting and Protecting Wine Color

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Find out how to create and protect the color of your red, white, and pink wines.


Red Hybrid Color Stabilization: Tips from the Pros

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Red wines from hybrid grapes can be frustrating — one day you have a deep garnet wine and the next you are wondering where the color went. Color stabilization is the key,


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