Date: Aug-Sep 2011

Aug/Sept 2011 issue

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Determining Ripeness

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Determining when grapes are ready to harvest is one of the most important decisions of the entire vintage. Here’s what to look for.

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Merlot: Noble grape of Bordeaux

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. . . Merlot is the most common grape variety grown in France with about 280,000 acres.

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I am new to homemade winemaking and I want to begin making Port-style wines. Can you give me some advice?

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I am new to homemade winemaking and I want to begin making Port-style wines. I have looked on winemakermag.com for information about Ports and have learned a lot. As far as fortification,


I recently bottled a batch of Cabernet Sauvignon, which tastes fine but has an off odor. Did I miss something, or will this go away with aging?

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I recently bottled a batch of Cabernet Sauvignon, which tastes fine but has an off odor. I keep all my notes and regularly follow the same procedures. I buy my juice already

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Off Odors, Port-Style Wines: Wine Wizard

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I recently bottled a batch of Cabernet Sauvignon, which tastes fine but has an off odor. I keep all my notes and regularly follow the same procedures. I buy my juice already

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Buying Fresh Grapes

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What can feed your ego more than to grow your own grapes, ripen them to perfection, produce your own wine and then slap your own label on the bottle to share with


Understanding Yeasts

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Without yeast, there can be no wine. But the role of wine yeast goes well beyond alcoholic fermentation — the biochemical process of converting sugar into ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. Yeast


Building Brass, Fortifying Facts: Wine Wizard

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After reading a recent article in WineMaker about using a pump to transfer wine, I put together my own pumping system. My question pertains to the possible negative effect of the wine

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Choosing A Wine Yeast Strain

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Yeast selection is one of the most important winemaking decisions as the chosen yeast strain is, to a large extent, what shapes the wine, influences organoleptic (sensory) qualities, and reduces the risk


Urban Growth: Dry Finish

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  Chris Henry in his San Diego “Urban Microvineyard.” The yard looks great. What are those?” inquires a woman from the sidewalk, looking in the direction of my four vibrant green grapevines.


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