Topic: Turning-Pro

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From Hobby to Startup

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Thinking about taking your winemaking hobby commercial? There’s a lot of planning that must go into the endeavor, as Jason Phelps (a longtime home winemaker who opened a commercial meadery earlier this year) explains. Here’s what you need to consider before the actual process of making wine begins.


Going Pro RoundTable

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How do you break into the wine industry? Do you volunteer to help out at a local vineyard for a vintage? Do you go to winemaking school? Do you start out as

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Making the Transition from Home Winemaker to Pro Winemaker

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In the life of the amateur winemaker, there may come a time when the idea of starting a commercial winery pops up. Making wine can be a gratifying and engaging career, so


Wine Education

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Maybe you made a truly spectacular batch of Cabernet Sauvignon two years ago and haven’t been able to make another like it since and can’t figure out why. Maybe you’ve been making


An Enology Education: Tips from the Pros

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If you are thinking about taking your amateur winemaking to a more professional level, it might be time to consider taking some winemaking classes. In this issue, two wine school instructors discuss some tips for finding your way in winemaking school.

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Backyard Beginnings: Dry Finish

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  Clos Pepe: A Vigneron’s Quest for Great Dirt (Carneros Press, 2009) chronicles the years between planting Sauvignon Blanc vines in Stephen Pepe’s Long Beach, California backyard to becoming a Pinot Noir

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Making it Legal, Antique Grape Juice: Wine Wizard

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License to sell I have been making wine at home for the past five years and my friends tell me I am pretty good! They like my wine and I thought about


10 Tips for Going Pro

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Pro winemakers share their best advice for amateurs looking to make the leap.


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

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A Home Winemaker Turns Pro…At Home

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I’m sure many a home winemaker has thought, “I wonder what it would be like to make this a full-time job?” Well, I took the plunge and that’s exactly what I did.

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Home Winemaking Pro: Dry Finish

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The Cat’s Meow Vineyard has been the moniker for my homemade winemaking operation in Warsaw, Kentucky for the past four years. My eight cats that “patrol” the grounds were the inspiration for

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See You at Wine U

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The professional world of viticulture (grape growing) and enology (winemaking) has become its own amazing universe. To be part of it, there are two routes you can follow. The first is owning

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