The Wizard helps a reader make the best of his bubbly Merlot. Plus: why use citric or tartaric acid in a sanitizing solution?
The Wizard gives a calm answer to a question about volatile acidity and dispenses the facts about the meter that refracts.
The Wizard gives an active answer to two questions on inert gasses. Plus: Can I freeze kit wine juice?
The Wizard tells the tale of two tables — why Brix to specific gravity to potential alcohol charts sometimes differ. Also, questions on making wine from sugar cane.
The Wizard discusses yeast choice and how it might affect MLF and runs down the options for getting your alcohol level up.
Testing options for pH and TA and making a yeast choice for a fruit wine.
Can you add a little fizz to home wines — and for that matter, can you take it away?
Is there something fishy about using chitosan? What grapes would grow well in a dry climate?
The Wiz searches high and low for an answer to a high pH, low TA problem, puts a cork in two bottle questions.
Can you see a malolactic fermentation? Can you lower pH? The Wiz weighs in.
Is it a screw up to re-use screw top wine bottles? And how do you turn good fruit wines into great fruit wines?
The Wiz blows the cork off a question on fizzy wine and regales her audience with a commentary on renewed MLF
The Wiz separates fact from fiction in her answer about fungus-free wine. Plus: Should I dump it? This month's mystery barrel has been topped and sulfited, but hasn't been racked and may be past its prime.