Writer: Dawson Raspuzzi

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Controlling Brettanomyces: Tips from the Pros

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Brettanomyces has been known to take hold of wines —and entire wineries — destroying countless hours of hard work that was put into creating these wines. However, there are also regions in

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Protein Stabilization

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Get hot tips for protein stabilization.


Making Wine from Stone Fruit: Tips from the Pros

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Stone fruits (those with pits like cherries, peaches, plums, etc.) are generally off-dry to sweet wines that are easy to enjoy on a warm summer evening. Two pros share advice on making

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Using a Hydrometer

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Learn the basics of how and when to use a hydrometer in your winemaking process.


Making Off-Dry White Wine: Tips from the Pros

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There is a lot more to off-dry wines than what you may perceive from mass-produced discount bottles from the supermarket. A little sweetness with balanced acidity can add complexity and create a

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Cellaring Wines

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Learn the basics of how and where to age your homemade wines.


Cold-Climate Grape Growing: Tips from the Pros

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Even the most ideal climates for growing grapes face certain hardships, but growing vines in colder climates definitely have more than their share. Get tips on what to grow and what precautions

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Understanding Brix Readings

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One of the most important measurements a winemaker must stay on top of from the time grapes begin to mature in the vineyard through the end of fermentation is degrees Brix. Brix,


Amateur to Pro Winemaking Glory

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Raymond Meyer was the first person to win the three most competitive amateur winemaking competitions in North America, and now he can add a professional “Wine Person of the Year” to his resumé.

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Red Hybrid Color Stabilization: Tips from the Pros

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Red wines from hybrid grapes can be frustrating — one day you have a deep garnet wine and the next you are wondering where the color went. Color stabilization is the key,


Grand Champion: Dry Finish

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Michael Rinker’s 100% Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon was named Grand Champion at the 2015 WineMaker Magazine Amateur Wine Competition. The grapes were sourced less than 15 miles (24 km) from his home


Selecting Yeast Roundtable

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As illustrated in the WineMaker Yeast Chart, there are many commercial yeast strains available for home winemakers to choose from. And that list doesn’t even count the numerous other strains marketed and packaged


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