Date: Jun-Jul 2003

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Leaking Corks & Special Enzymes: Wine Wizard

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QI recently made my first batch of white Zinfandel from a kit. I followed the directions and it’s coming along fine. I bottled and used synthetic corks in the bottles. I let them sit up straight for three days and then tilted them on their sides, like it said. My questions are, do the corks

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What is your opinion of enzymes added to wine to improve color, mouthfeel, and flavor?

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Lallzyme EX is a blend of enzymes that helps break down the plant cells in grapes. This mix of pectinase, cellulase and hemicellulase is introduced at the crusher or right at the outset of fermentation and is most often used for red winemaking. According to the company, this enzyme cocktail aids in the release of

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Is there a way to stop corks from leaking?

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Wine Wizard answers: Synthetic corks are becoming more and more popular as commercial and home winemakers alike seek to avoid the 5 to 15 percent of bottles that can be ruined due


Grapevine Diseases: Vineyard Rx

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One of the trickiest parts of being a good viticulturist is learning to deal with grapevine diseases. The literature on the subject is exhaustive in its breadth and complexity — and exhausting


Delestage Fermentation: Techniques

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As an enophile, I enjoy almost every type and style of wine. However, my true love is — and always has been — big, bold, oak-aged reds, the type built for the


7 Great Wine Kit Tips

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Ah, the wine kit — is there any invention of mankind that has contributed more happiness and pleasure than the simple box of delicious juice, clarifiers, stabilizers and thoughtful, well-written instructions? Well,


7 Great Kit Winemaking Tips

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Seven important tips to remember when making your next wine from a kit.

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Making Blueberry Wine: Tips from the Pros

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Two pros offer advice to make a great blueberry wine at home.


The Phenol Phenomenon

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A saturated, dark-ruby colored, full-bodied wine with a velvety texture and round mouthfeel, oodles of blackberry aromas and oak flavor overtones with just a hint of spiciness, all with a persistent, memorable finish. The young, yet soft and elegant tannins make this wine approachable now but it will improve with time and can last another

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Country Wine Cornucopia

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Country wines. The name evokes a cottage in a peaceful countryside, set amid fields of lush vegetation, with birds and bees blissfully coasting on the late-summer breeze. Imagine hearing someone in the


WineMaker at 5!

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As WineMaker celebrates its first five years of publishing, we stop for a minute to reflect on the classic world in which we’re immersed — the world of wine. Who could ever have imagined that this eccentric beverage would chisel itself so deeply into human history? And yet, somewhere in the broad tableau of winemaking

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