Date: Winter 2000

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Can I use my copper immersion wort chiller from brewing with my mead or other wines?

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Dear Wine Wizard, I made homebrewed beer for a long time, but during the last couple of years I have gravitated more towards making wine and mead. I know that it’s safe

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Can you explain the “solera” system of aging your wine?

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Dear Wine Wizard, A few years ago I toured some wineries on a trip through Michigan and found one that was quite unique. One of the methods of this winery was called


Blending Batches: Tips from the Pros

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The moment of truth in winemaking often comes when you taste your wine to see how it turned out and you wish it could be just a touch better. Maybe the wine


Solving the Sulfite Puzzle

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When I first started making wine at home, I understood the role and importance of sulfite in preserving wine, but I never could get the same answer twice to my queries on


Choosing a Filtering System

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Winemaking is not a science but rather an art. There are many opinions on the pros and cons of the various processes that winemakers use. The subject of filtration is one such


Pruning Tips: Backyard Vines

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To understand how pruning your backyard grapevines will affect growth, crop load and wine quality, you must first understand how grapevines grow in the wild. When vines sprout from seed, the vine


Sauvignon Blanc: Varietal Focus

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During the mid 1980s in New Zealand, when the Cloudy Bay Winery captured the attention of the world marketplace with its version of Sauvignon Blanc, a new era was born. Today, many


Blue-Ribbon Home Winemaking Tips

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Tom Petuskey East Brunswick, New Jersey Tom has been making wine since 1981 and has won more than 100 awards in state and national amateur wine competitions. His most recent awards were

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2000 WineMaker Label Contest Winners

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After crawling our way out of the large piles of boxes, envelopes and packages that have been collecting on the floor of the editorial department for the past two months, we managed

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Put a Cork in It!

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You’ve followed all the rules. From the arrival of the grapes through pressing, racking, aging and bottling, you have meticulously scrutinized every step of the winemaking process. Nothing has been overlooked in

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My wine has developed a foul taste and odor from Brettanomyces. Is it correctable?

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Brettanomyces is a particularly nasty yeast that is often the bane of the collective existence of many winemakers. Its foul-smelling byproducts have often been called “barnyardy” or “mouse pee-like” on the sensory

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The Solara System & Copper Caution: Wine Wizard

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Dear Wine Wizard, A few years ago I toured some wineries on a trip through Michigan and found one that was quite unique. One of the methods of this winery was called

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