Date: Dec 19-Jan 20

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Live Chat with Bob Peak

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Live Chat with Bob Peak, which took place on January 22, 2020.

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Live Chat with Alex Russan

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Live Chat with Alex Russan, which took place on December 19, 2019.

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Finishing Wine from Kits

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As I sat down to write this article, I thought it might be apropos to relax with a small glass of wine. Time passed as I was collecting my thoughts and savoring

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Intro to Wine Kits: Tips from the Pros

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Whether you are new to the winemaking hobby or looking to supplement your grape winemaking during the off-season, making wine from a kit results in great tasting wine in less time and

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Bench Trials and Tribulations

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In late August, 2018, I picked 350 pounds (160 kg) of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from my favorite vineyard in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California. I had made very good


Top 100 Wine Kits of 2019

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This past April, experienced judges evaluated a total of 646 wine kit entries as part of the overall 2019 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition featuring 2,305 total entries. This large collection of

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Lower Alcohol Wines

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The warming climate and the rise of mean temperatures during the growth season of grapes, which has been evident in these two last decades, has caused the rise in sugar content and

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United We Wine: Generations connect though the grapevine

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Winemaking roots can run deep in some families and those roots can often get intertwined. The Walker family from Connecticut shares their appreciation of how their roots have ties to several other winemakers near and far.

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When The Acid Kicks In: Don’t just factualize, conceptualize acid in wine

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Getting a wine’s acid levels right plays a big role in perception and profile, but numbers only tell part of the story. Don’t just use numbers to decide how you treat your wine — use some sense and your senses.

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Classes, Clubs, and Consultants: Getting expert help at home

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Feedback is one of the quintessential parts of growing and learning in this hobby. There are many avenues a hobby grape grower and winemaker can take for evaluation and advice, so make sure that you’re looking in the right spots.

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Pinot Meunier: The forgotten grape of Champagne

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When it comes to the grapes found in Champagne, most casual wine drinkers can point to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but Pinot Meunier is often left off that list. Find out about the forgotten grape of Champagne, its history, and why you may want to give it a try if you can.

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Backsweetening

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Not all wines can or should be backsweetened, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t learn the process. Find out the basics of backsweetening.


High-pH Wine, Stabilizing Whites and Cucumber Wine

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Higher pH wine can be easily fixed . . . but the question is, should they be? As is often the case, the answer is sometimes. The Wiz digs deep into one reader’s pH dilemma as well as properly stabilizing a white wine and a fermentation question on a cucumber wine.

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WineMaker News Page

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Updated December 20, 2019 2019 Grape Harvest Wrap-Ups As we move into 2020, we wanted to pause to get a quick snapshot of the 2019 northern hemisphere wine grape harvest in both


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