Date: Aug-Sep 2017

August/September 2017 issue

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Topping Up Your Wine

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What does “topping up” mean and when should it be done?


Wine Press Mold Growth and Magnesium Sulfate Vineyard Sprays

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It’s very possible this mold bloom was caused by a change in the weather or a change in your cellar environment.

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Wine is a Wonder

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As a veteran winemaker, some of the initial joys of winemaking begin to fade, however as the winemaker understands more about the process and becomes more in tune with the wine, the potential for new astonishments arise.


Sugar and Acid Wine Adjustments

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Perfectly ripe. That is how most winemakers — amateur and professional — want the grape crop to come in for every vintage. “Perfectly ripe” involves a whole host of factors. For home

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Your Best Crush and Press

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You can never be too prepared in your winery when the grapes come in from harvest. Follow our guidelines for crush and press success.

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Ruby Cabernet

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When I started graduate school at UC-Davis in 1995, one of my first classes was a seminar series. Being the first session of the academic year, a round of introductions started the

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Wine Press Mold Growth

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Ah, yes, the joys of wood. We use wood in the winery for barrels and barrel-alternatives of course but, especially for the small-scale winemaker, wooden presses are still often part of our

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Cold-Climate Grape Growing: Tips from the Pros

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Even the most ideal climates for growing grapes face certain hardships, but growing vines in colder climates definitely have more than their share. Get tips on what to grow and what precautions

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Year in a Life of a Wine Part XI (Bulk Aging and Bottling)

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In the final installment of our year-long series, the wines are bulk aged, oaked, and bottled.

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Magnesium Sulfate Vineyard Sprays

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Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4), AKA Epsom salts, is a very common vineyard amendment. It can be applied as a foliar spray during the growing season to provide vines with magnesium and sulfur. Magnesium,

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Homemade Wine Press

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A reader shares plans for his homemade wine press.

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How Wine Yeast Works

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In addition to alcoholic fermentation, the yeast used to ferment wine also metabolize other substances into byproducts. Learn more about how wine yeast works.

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