Date: Feb-Mar 2015

2015 Back Issues

15 result(s).

Adjusting Acid In An Aged Wine

FREE

You can absolutely adjust acidity in a wine when it is one year old. Though I often say that it’s best to do major adjustments early on in a wine’s life (since


Freezing Grape Must

MEMBERS ONLY

If you have the freezer space I say freeze, freeze away! It’s actually somewhat common (for those grape producers who specialize in it like Brehm Vineyards, Vino Superiore, or Wine Grapes Direct) for growers to freeze grapes and ship them to areas of the country where they don’t grow so well naturally. I myself used

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Over-Sulfited My Wine

MEMBERS ONLY

I’m not sure if in the above question you are referring to having over-added to grape juice or to finished wine. Regardless, adding 45 grams of potassium metabisulfite, which is about 58% sulfur dioxide (SO2), to 60 liters of wine will yield quite a bit of SO2 (to put it mildly). I calculate that’ll get

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Sulfite Question When Blending Wine

MEMBERS ONLY

You bring up a very good question. For the compound you’re talking about, sulfur dioxide, you’ll probably come pretty close to what you would predict based on knowing the volume and the current free SO2. This is just like alcohol, residual sugar, or titratable acidity and can be predicted based on a simple volume to

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Japanese Beetles, Freezing Grapes, and Adjusting Aged Wine

MEMBERS ONLY

A really innovative and completely natural way to control Japanese beetles is to implement a longer-term biological control program utilizing one of the insect’s natural enemies, the ‘milky spore’ bacteria.

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Grape Stomping Party

MEMBERS ONLY

For my birthday, I’d like to have a party where we step on grapes,” said my now fiancée four years ago. “Huh?” “Yeah, let’s step on grapes just like Lucille Ball did in that famous I Love Lucy episode.” And so started the tradition of our annual grape stomping party. At the time of the

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Co-Inoculation with Wine Yeasts and Bacteria

MEMBERS ONLY

Ask 5 winemakers and you may get 6 opinions about co-inocculation. But what does the science say?

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Maintaining a Home Wine Cellar

FREE

Here are some tips and suggestions on cellaring your homemade wine and maintaining the cellar itself. The cellar “The cellar” has a wide range of interpretations for home winemakers. If you have


Home Vineyard Extreme Cold Weather Tips

MEMBERS ONLY

In this article I will discuss the degrees of cold temperature damage that can occur in grapevines, techniques to assess that damage, and ways to increase the likelihood that your remaining live vines will have the best possible outcome during the growing season. I will also discuss some preventive measures that can be used to

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Oxidation in Winemaking

MEMBERS ONLY

The early signs of oxidation are orange to brown colors developing in your wine. In white wine, the same exact wine (pictured above) can go from white (left) to brown (right) if oxygen exposure is not prevented.Image by Mick Rock/Cephas Library Based on what I have seen in wine competition results and from my judging

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Winemaking Tips from Bordeaux

MEMBERS ONLY

Bordeaux. The mere mention of the name conjures up images of centuries-old chateaus, pristine vineyards and superlative wines that have set the highest standards the world over. Bordeaux wine styles are the dreams, the ultimate goal of Cabernet and/or Merlot winemakers everywhere. Whether the wines are called Cabernet–Merlot blends, Meritage, or simply Bordeaux-style blends, the

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Adding Sugar to your Wine

MEMBERS ONLY

Step 1: Measuring What You Have The first step in figuring out how much sugar to add is to find out how much is present in the starting material/juice. These days, most suppliers of grape juices provide the buyers with the sugar concentrations of the juices we buy — either as weight percent or (equivalently)

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Petite Sirah

MEMBERS ONLY

When I was first introduced to wine in the 1980s, I was certainly overwhelmed about how complex the subject of wine could be. I had some friends that had enrolled in a wine tasting course at the local adult education center and were eager to share what they learned and I was eager to soak

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Japanese Beetles

MEMBERS ONLY

Wow, that’s quite something! Though you seem to have been able to identify the insects on sight, your picture definitely shows the tell-tale “lacy” cutout pattern on the leaves that are the hallmark of the voracious “Japanese Beetle” (Popilia japonica). These little half-inch long bugs tend to be present in the Midwest and eastern United

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


Troubleshooting Wine Kit Aroma

MEMBERS ONLY

Before we finish shooting smelly troubles in wine kits we need to do a quick recap of the basics of troubleshooting: Almost all of these issues can be avoided if you carefully follow the instructions that came with your wine kit. Kits sometimes have procedures that contradict accepted techniques for fresh grape/fresh juice winemaking. There

var pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd,pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll=function(){var r=0;return function(n,l){clearInterval(r),r=setInterval(n,l)}}();!function(e,t,n){if(e.getElementById(n)){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd_poll(function(){if(window[‘om_loaded’]){if(!pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd){pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();return pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});}}},25);return;}var d=false,o=e.createElement(t);o.id=n,o.src=”https://a.omappapi.com/app/js/api.min.js”,o.async=true,o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=function(){if(!d){if(!this.readyState||this.readyState===”loaded”||this.readyState===”complete”){try{d=om_loaded=true;pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd=new OptinMonsterApp();pew2xhgsmha9bodttitd.init({“u”:”37387.821976″,”staging”:0,”dev”:0,”beta”:0});o.onload=o.onreadystatechange=null;}catch(t){}}}};(document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0]||document.documentElement).appendChild(o)}(document,”script”,”omapi-script”);


15 result(s) found.