TechniqueDear Wes: A new vintage of backyard Q&AsWritten by Wes HagenThe reader letters have been piling up, so Wes decides it’s come that time again to pick up the pen and share some of the most useful questions (and his answers) that readers have sent to him over the past year regarding backyard viticulture.Already a member? Log InYou'll Also Like Technique MEMBERS ONLY Finding Balance with Hybrids Hybrid grapes pose certain challenges to winemakers including higher acidity and lower tannins. Three cool-climate winemakers share their advice to create a balanced wine from these grapes. Technique MEMBERS ONLY Tune Up: Calibrating your wine equipment What good is having a thermometer or titration kit if the numbers you are getting from them are off? Make sure you are properly calibrating all your wine testing equipment.