Date: Dec 06-Jan 07

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Cork Questions: Wine Wizard

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Dear Wine Wizard, I’ve heard both “yes” and “no” on soaking corks before bottling. All of the commercial wineries I’ve visited don’t soak their corks before bottling. Can you set us straight


Amarone-Style Wine Kits

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Most wine drinkers who have been exposed to Amarone probably consider it to be another one of Italy’s signature wine styles — perhaps the most brutally powerful and distinctively flavorful, but one


I’ve heard both “yes” and “no” on soaking corks before bottling… So to soak or not to soak?

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No commercial wineries that I’ve worked with soak their corks before bottling because it’s not necessary for larger-scale businesses. Commercial wineries buy corks by the thousands from reputable companies with high turnover.

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A friend recommended microwaving corks in a bowl of water to sanitize them…

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Corks seem to be on everyone’s mind as of late — it must be bottling time! As I think I’ve mentioned before in this column, it’s impossible to sterilize corks and it’s

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Common Grape Growing Questions

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At the end of the year when I’m contemplating new topics for “Backyard Vines,” I like to go through and look at all the subjects I’ve covered previously and ask myself: “What


Force-Carbonating Wine to Sparkle: Counter pressure bottle method

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Ah! There’s nothing like a nice bottle of chilled bubbly to sip as an aperitif while preparing dinner, or for those of you who already cannot wait for summer, to sip on


Carmine: Cold tolerant and color-rich

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Deeply saturated in color and crimson red is the first impression to hit your senses when glancing at Carmine. After a few swirls of the rich liquid in the wine glass, aromas

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Making Icewine: Tips from the Pros

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Karl Kaiser is co-founder of Inniskillin Wines of Niagara, Ontario. He was born in Austria and attended a monastery school where winemaking and viticulture was a tradition. He later received his B.S.


Understanding Sparkling Wines

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Learn about the different ways to make sparkling wine at home.

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Sparkling Secrets of Dom Pérignon

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When Moët et Chandon tour guide Véronique Foureur was baptized as a baby in the Champagne region of France she, like all other Champagnois children, was a given her first few drops


Méthode “Home-penoise”

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In Champagne, the French make bubbly using the méthode Champenoise. In your home, use this method.

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2006 WineMaker Label Contest Winners

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See the winning labels from the 2006 WineMaker label contest.


Riesling Lessons of the Mosel Masters

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German wines, particularly great German Rieslings, are unlike any other wines in the world, with unmatched fruit intensity, striking minerality and remarkable aging potential. Once you’re hooked, you’re hooked, and soon the

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