Date: Dec 15-Jan 16

December 2015/January 2016 issue

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Top 100 Wine Kits 2015

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This past April, 50 experienced judges evaluated a total of 1,224 wine kit entries as part of the overall 2015 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition. This large collection of kit entries was

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Savoring Wine: Dry Finish

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There are many wines in Greece, but only one way to drink it. That, in any event, is what I was told on my first visit. Athens was chaotic and noisy, but


Build Your Own Basket Press

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Build this basket press using HDPE plastic.

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Making Maple Wine

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Maple sap is a great source of natural sugar and certainly qualifies as home winemaking material. What is less certain, as you have found out, is how much of those subtle maple

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Color Loss in Candy Cane Wine, 23-year-old Concord, Deprived Vines, and Maple Wine

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Because of their chemical composition under wine pH (acidity) and fermentation conditions it’s quite possible these color compounds won’t stay red, or in solution, very long.

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Deprived Vines

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It sounds to me like you possibly have a heat and/or overexposure problem there with your vines. I’ll share a little personal anecdote with you about a similar situation that I have

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Choosing and Using a Wine Pump

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Many a home winery gets by just fine with no pump at all. If your hobby grows, though, you may find that many routine tasks are made simpler with the help of

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2016 Label Contest Winners

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Here’s the winners of the 2016 WineMaker label contest.


Build Your Own Destemmer-Crusher

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Don’t want to fork over the money it costs to buy a destemmer-crusher? Good with your hands? Try building this!


Color Loss in Candy Cane Wine

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Well, well, well. Candy cane wine is one I have never heard of! However, as one of my winemaking professors always said, you can ferment just about anything as long as you

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Pairing Wine and Food: Tips from the Pros

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There are many views on how to properly pair your wine and food for the most enjoyable dining experience. Three experts illustrate this while offering advice. Chef: Mark Molinaro, Northern Arizona University

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Post-Harvest Cleanup

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Don’t neglect your vineyard just because the grapes have been harvested. Here’s the cleanup that needs to take place.

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Sémillon

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Wine literature is essentially a snapshot in the history of wine as portrayed by that author. Have you ever received or purchased a book on wine, read it cover to cover, made

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Clearing A 23-Year-Old Concord Wine

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Since 1992 (over 20 years) is quite a long time to store bottled wine. If you go to a supermarket or liquor store, you’ll notice that most red wines currently on the

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Award-Winning Kit Winemakers Roundtable

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How do you make the best possible homemade wine from a kit? You know, something truly great that can stand out in a crowded competition and go toe-to-toe with a fresh grape

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15 result(s) found.