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Adding Some Sparkle To Your Wines
Tom Egelhoff — Boca Raton, Florida asks,
I am having trouble making my wines into sparkling wines. Recently I fermented a cranberry wine from a juice that had an 11% ABV at the end of fermentation. I racked and added a campden tablet and let it clear. Once clear, I transferred to Champagne bottles with yeast and sugar. After a week I opened the bottle and it was totally flat! I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong here. Any help would be appreciated.