Topic: New-to-WineMaking

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Wine Science 101

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A Brief Glossary of Some Key Terms Brix: A scale of measuring sugar concentration in grapes, juice, must and wine. Instruments such as refractometers and hydrometers are used to measure degrees Brix


Kit Wine Section

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Kit Wine by Jeff Chorniak A typical wine kit contains only a few ingredients: A bag of preserved grape concentrate, yeast and the additives you need to make wine. Not all kits


Introduction to Winemaking

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Welcome winemakers! Although you’ve entered a part of the website labeled our “Beginner’s Guide,” we purposely designed it to incorporate the essential skills and knowledge that successful winemakers of all levels must


Making Pear Cider/Perry

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Hard cider doesn’t have to be made from apples. Try making a pear cider (perry) this summer!


Your First Wine from Fresh Grapes

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Nothing feels as satisfying and authentic as making your first batch of wine from fresh grapes. And there’s no better time to try it than in early autumn, when grapes all over


Your First Wine from a Kit

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A few months ago, I decided to open a bottle from my collection of homemade wines. I selected an Austrian red and pulled the cork. The wine was healthy, almost vibrant. It


Blending Basics

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In this article, Michael Larner discusses the wines of the Rhône region of France, and one of the most important winemaking parts of Rhône winemaking is blending. Learn about the basics of


Fermentation Temperature Control

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For those that would like to start getting a better handle on the fermentation temperature of their wines, you’ve found the right spot.


Small Batch Winemaking

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Tips for beginners looking to make small batches of wine.


Prepping Your First Barrel

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Tips for beginners on how to prepare their first barrel.


Your First Mead

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Tips for brewing your firs batch of mead.


Volatile Acidity

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An introduction into volatile acidity (VA) and how to avoid it.


Choosing Your First Fermenter

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Explore the options for your first fermentation vessel.


Winemaking by the Numbers

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There are lots of ways to help winemakers learn or refine their craft. Most of those involve lists of equipment and supplies, along with step-by-step or time-based instructions for what to do


Preparing Country Fruit

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How should fruit be prepared before using it to make country wines? Let’s have a look…


Determining Ripeness

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How do you know when it’s time to pull the trigger on harvest? Here’s an introductory look for your first harvest.


What’s that in my Kit?

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An introduction to what you’ll find in your first wine kit.


Cleaning and Sanitation for Beginners

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An introduction to cleaning and sanitation for beginners.


Preventing Oxidation

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An introduction to preventing oxidation of your wine.


Making Your First Wine

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Bottling Your First Batch

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An introduction into bottling your first batch of wine.


Stopping Fermentation

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Learn how to stop fermentation before reaching dryness, plus when and why a winemaker may wish to do so.


Using Pectic Enzymes

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When and how to use pectic enzymes.


Sourcing Grapes

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Want to make wine from fresh grapes but not sure how to go about getting them? Here’s an introduction about sourcing grapes.


Design a Great Home Wine Label

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You are already proud of the wine you made, but when it comes time to share or gift your wine, you want to be proud of the packaging too. Use these tips from label design pros to get you started.


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