Date: Jun-Jul 2019

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Blending Fruit Wines

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Highlighting multiple fruits in a wine often brings more complex flavors and aromas to a bottle. There are multiple ways to make these wines — primarily fermenting fruits together or blending single-fruit

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Pressure in the Home Vineyard: How to measure and mitigate fungal disease

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All photos courtesy of Shutterstock.com It is not lost on the well-informed winegrower/winemaker that fungi — ancient, single-cell organisms that have been on this planet hundreds of millions of years longer than

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Off The Beaten Path: Spice, herb, and vegetable winemaking

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Photo by Charles A. Parker/Images Plus These wines are not common in the commercial marketplace where dry grape wines dominate. There are some fruit wines, of course, and a few novelty wines

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Beyond Beaujolais: Get acquainted with Gamay Noir

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Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com Wine brings people together. This is cause for great reflection for me personally because as you read this, I will have been retired from the University of California

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Everything Wine: Scavenging up a new hobby

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I’d never seen my father drink a glass of wine — until he became a winemaker. He retired from a full-time sales career and besides golf, gardening, and a part-time job selling


Softening The Wine, Using Gum Arabic, and Avoiding a Persistent Sediment

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QI am planning to try a new product on some older cabernet wine (2015 vintage) that has not yet been bottled. It has a harshness that might be related to tannins. It

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Dealing With Persistant Sediment

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AGoodness, you’ve got a persistent sediment source in your wines that’s for sure. You’ve removed the gross particles by racking and filtration.You’ve cleared out proteins by using bentonite. You’ve taken out excess

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Softening The Wine

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Before I launch into my information about gum arabic and related products, do take a minute to think that gum arabic may not give you the result you’re looking for. Gum arabic

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Let’s Get Macerating

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The concept of maceration is a rather simple one: Take crushed grapes (or fruit) and allow the grapes — skins, seeds, and stems — a period to soak with the grape juice.


When Wines Go Bad

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Whether you make wine at home, commercially, or simply enjoy drinking it, it’s likely you have encountered faulted wine; maybe it was the subtle aroma of geranium leaves, an aromatically muted glass


A Quicker Route to Bubbles

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Making non-traditional sparkling wine at home through force carbonation is simple and can yield amazing results. With just a few pieces of equipment, one can make delicious bubbly in a matter of

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Winemaking Tips from Robert Foley

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“I think the two biggest things for me were to get out of the science lab and get into the vineyard,” says Californian winemaker Bob Foley, known for decades of top-class Cabernet

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Méthode Champenoise

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I realized early on that as a sparkling producer I would have to embrace the cold. To produce méthode Champenoise sparkling wine one must accept that it is going to be a

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WineMaker News Page

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Updated June 6, 2019 Western Grape Growers Wine climatologist Gregory Jones from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon has just released his June 2019 assessment with a post-mortem breakdown for May weather conditions


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