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2018 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition Recap

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An overview of this year’s competition, which included 2,299 entries from winemakers in six countries, 48 American states, and 5 Canadian provinces.


Top 100 Wine Kits for 2017

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Here are the top 100 wine kits from the 2017 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition.

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Bottling & Aging Wine Section

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Fill It Up by Daniel Pambianchi With all the preparatory work — rinsing, sanitizing and more rinsing — bottling can become overwhelming as one’s production increases. That can quickly turn into many


Country Wine: Non-grape winemaking

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Non-Grape Winemaking by Alexis Hartung Country wine is the informal term that has been used for years to define fermented beverages made from ingredients other than grapes. This can include fruits, vegetables,


Making Wine From Grapes

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Grape Wine Ah yes . . . grapes! Now that we’ve covered the science behind the winemaking process, you are ready to gather some grapes and start making wine from scratch. From


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


Top 100 Wine Kits of 2016

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Here’s the top 100 wine kits from the 2016 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition

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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


2012 WineMaker Competition Winners

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4,318 entries 803 wine flights 1,511 total judging hours 50 American states 8 Canadian provinces 7 Countries From April 20 to 22, 2012, a total of 4,318 different wines were judged at

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Top 100 Wine Kits 2012

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Over 50 experienced judges evaluated a total of 2,552 wine kit entries as part of the 2012 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition. This large collection of kit entries was sent into the

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2012 WineMaker Wine Label Contest Winners

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It’s not often that we thank people for making our job difficult, but when it comes to judging the label contest we appreciate the challenge you artists provide for us each year,

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2013 WineMaker International Wine Competition Results

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4,564 entries 923 wine flights 2,282 total judging hours 50 American states 8 Canadian provinces 9 Countries From April 19 to 21, 2013, a record total of 4,564 different wines were judged

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Top 100 Wine Kits 2013

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Over 50 experienced judges evaluated a total of 2,725 wine kit entries as part of the 2013 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition. This large collection of kit entries was sent into the

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2013 Wine Label Contest Winners

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A winemaker’s imagination isn’t limited to what goes on in the winery. For every great homemade wine there is very often a great story to tell about how it was made or

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Cool Climate Winemaking Tips from Ontario

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There is no better way to get to know a wine region than paying a visit and chatting up the winery management and their staff. It is then that you can learn

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Momentum

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Hope, strength and faith are the story behind Bob and Sonya Evanosky’s Momentum wine label.

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Bottling Your First Batch

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An introduction into bottling your first batch of wine.


Top 100 Wine Kits 2014

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This past April 2014, over 50 experienced judges evaluated a total of 1,460 wine kit entries as part of the 2014 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition. This large collection of kit entries

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2014 Wine Label Contest Winners

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Here’s the winners of the 2014 WineMaker label contest.

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2016 Label Contest Winners

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Here’s the winners of the 2016 WineMaker label contest.

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Top 100 Wine Kits 2015

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This past April, 50 experienced judges evaluated a total of 1,224 wine kit entries as part of the overall 2015 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition. This large collection of kit entries was

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The Many Shades of Muscat

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Muscat is a complex family of grapes with a distinctive aroma tying them all together. There are hundreds of Muscat varieties, both white and red, which are used to make all styles of wine.

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