Date: Oct-Nov 2007

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Testing options for pH and TA, Yeast choice for a fruit wine: Wine Wizard

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Barrel tests QCan you tell me what I really need to handle one to one and a half barrels of juice annually? The TA and pH kits that I have seen are quite unreliable.David StollmeyerGlen Ellen, California AI’m not a fan of the pH and TA kits available out there either. pH test strips are

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As the weather warmed in May 2007, several of the wines in my basement started working again…

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MLF malfunction As the weather warmed in May 2007, several of the wines in my basement started working again, similar in appearance to a MLF fermentation. I also noticed renewed fermentation in a few older 2005 carboys. I had blended a few wines, and wonder if that contributed to the problem. Can MLF bacteria become

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I bottled an Amarone from juice about six months ago and opened a bottle last night and it has become carbonated…

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What’s with the fizz? I bottled an Amarone from juice about six months ago. I have been trying it every couple of months to see how it is coming along. I opened a bottle last night and it has become carbonated. Is there any way to fix this? Jeffrey Dillon Glen Arm, Maryland Since you

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Can MLF bacteria become airborne?

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Spring and summer are ideal times for yeast and bacteria, who may have been mid-ferment when cold winter weather hit, to wake up after a long sleep and begin partying again! I’m sure many of our fellow readers experience this phenomena at some time. If this re-fermentation happens when the wine is in bulk storage,

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Can I fix a re-fermented wine?

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Since you report the wine “has become carbonated,” it sounds like it was still when you put it in the bottle and you wanted it to stay that way. It also sounds


Epiphany: Dry Finish

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Call it a midlife crisis before mid-life, but at the age of 29 I was four years out of graduate school and faced with the prospect of working 30 years at a


Refermentation, malo on the move: Wine Wizard

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What’s with the fizz? I bottled an Amarone from juice about six months ago. I have been trying it every couple of months to see how it is coming along. I opened a bottle last night and it has become carbonated. Is there any way to fix this? Jeffrey Dillon Glen Arm, Maryland Since you

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Blending Red and White: Tips from the Pros

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You know from art class that red and white make pink, but is the same true for wine? Often rosès and blush wines are made from red grapes that are briefly exposed


A Clearer Understanding of Fining Agents

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The first thing you notice when someone hands you a glass of wine is its color and clarity. We all expect wine to look clear and appealing and there are many ways to improve the clarity of a wine, the most straightforward of which is fining. Fining is the act of adding a product to

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