Date: Jun-Jul 2009

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Choosing Yeast, Boosting Alcohol: Wine Wizard

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QI recently inadvertently added the wrong yeast to a new batch of frozen Chardonnay juice. I had planned on using Lallemand’s ICV-D47 but picked up Red Star’s Côte des Blancs, it was four days into the fermentation before I caught the mistake. I immediately went to Daniel Pambianchi’s book Techniques in Home Winemaking to learn

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I made some wine about four months ago but the level of alcohol is at 8%.

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Increasing alcoholI made some wine about four months ago but the level of alcohol is at 8%. Is there something that I can do now to increase the level of alcohol? Panayiotis S. via email Absolutely. There are many things that you can do to increase the level of alcohol! The beautiful thing about being

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I recently inadvertently added the wrong yeast to a new batch of frozen Chardonnay juice.

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I’m glad you wrote in this question. It points to the importance of thinking about our wines in the big picture sense. Decisions we make in the beginning can affect what decisions


Rioja

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Rioja has a long and interesting history — involving war, geographic isolation, restrictions on irrigation of vineyards and, of all things, inside-out pigs. Now, thanks to modernization, Rioja is reaching new heights. Welcome to another in a series of articles about countries and growing regions for wine. Previously WineMaker has featured the styles of Burgundy,

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Country Wine Yeast: Tips from the Pros

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Dominic Rivard is a consultant fruit winemaker producing commercial wines in Asia, North America and Europe and author of “The Ultimate Fruit Winemaker’s Guide” at www.fruitwineguide.com. A qualified sommelier, Dominic studied winemaking


Starting Small: Dry Finish

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After retirement from the military I spent my GI Bill learning to make pottery. For ten years I breathed, ate and slept pottery (timrobertspottery.com). With total immersion, even in something as pleasant


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