Date: Dec 13-Jan 14

December '13/January '14 issue

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Color Problems In My Pinot Noir

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I had this exact problem happen to me this year with one of my lots of Russian River Pinot. Thankfully, the original brick-red color disappeared and was replaced by bright red once

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Transporting Wine

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When moving wine, the main thing to be concerned about is temperature change and since you’ve got carboys, spillage! For the first factor, any kind of moving truck where the back payload


Harvesting Decision Making

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That is indeed a situation I face every year and is part of the delicate dance of being a winemaker. As many of my readers know, I believe that picking is the

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Fun With Filtration, When To Harvest, and Transporting Wine

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. . . a lot of sediment we find in wines actually forms after the wine is bottled, and is nothing that filtration can control.

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Questions in the Vineyard

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Wes Hagen answers your home vineyard questions

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The Science of Food and Wine Pairing

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“Carignane and goat cheese,” said Tony Ross, wine educator at Passalacqua Winery near Healdsburg, California. During a judging session for a local home wine competition, Tony and I were on the same

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Malolactic Fermentation Timing

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Home Winemakers, Let’s Take a Vote: Those of you who put your wines through malolactic fermentation only after the alcoholic fermentation is complete, raise your hands. Now those of you who do

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Top 100 Wine Kits 2013

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Over 50 experienced judges evaluated a total of 2,725 wine kit entries as part of the 2013 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition. This large collection of kit entries was sent into the

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Sparkling Techniques

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There is nothing as refreshing and enjoyable as a chilled bottle of mousseux (foamy), or fine bubbly. No longer are sparkling wines simply uncorked to celebrate a new year or a kid’s

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2013 Wine Label Contest Winners

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A winemaker’s imagination isn’t limited to what goes on in the winery. For every great homemade wine there is very often a great story to tell about how it was made or

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Meritage Roundtable: Tips on Making Bordeaux-Style Blends in the New World

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The name Meritage is a blend of the words merit and heritage (and pronounced to rhyme with the latter). But beyond a commitment to using the same grapes as those used in

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Torrontés: An alternative to the common whites

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I was particularly drawn to Torrontés because of the Muscat-like flavors, but another reason was because of the challenge it presents from a winemaking perspective . . .


Fun With Wine Filtration

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The fun of filtration! I’ll deliver the bad news to you and my readers first by telling you that really no matter how tight of a pore size you use to filter

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Making Sparkling Wine: Tips from the Pros

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These three pros offer up tips to make your own sparkling wine at home. Steve DiFrancesco is the Winemaker for Glenora Wine Cellars in Dundee, New York. Steve has a degree in

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What’s that in my Kit?

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An introduction to what you’ll find in your first wine kit.


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