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2022 Wine Education Guide

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Looking to advance your winemaking knowledge? Check out these wine education programs to start your journey down the path to a higher education in winemaking and the business of wine.


2022 Label Contest Winners

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Hundreds of home wine labels were entered in WineMaker’s 22nd Annual Label Contest. We share all of the winning labels that make the bottles look as good as the wine inside tastes.


Bella Toscana!

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A group of WineMaker readers were recently accompanied by Publisher Brad Ring on a winery and food tour through Tuscany. We share the highlights and photos from Italy’s renowned wine region.


Top 100 Wine Kits of 2021

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There were 499 kit wines judged in the 2021 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition. Many of these kit wines received medals and top honors. Here are the 100 wine kits that performed best.


2021 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition

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An overview of this year’s wine competition, which received nearly 2,000 entries from across the U.S., Canada, and as far away as Australia.


Distillation Guide

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Check out the following programs and equipment to start your journey down the path to distilling.

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2021 Label Contest Winners

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It’s been said for ages — making wine is a balance of science and art. Today, however, we’re going to focus on art. That is, the art that wraps our precious bottles


Top 100 Wine Kits of 2020

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This past August, experienced judges evaluated a total of 767 wine kit entries as part of the overall 2020 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition that had a grand total of 2,519 entries. This large collection of kit entries was sent into the competition from across North America. The 767 wine kit entries were entered into

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Winemaking Supply Shop Status During COVID-19

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Greetings from WineMaker,With the quickly evolving situation worldwide due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we thought a helpful way to serve both hobby winemakers and winemaking retail suppliers was to provide a list of current business status. We will continue to update the information on this page as the situation evolves. Please support your local winemaking

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Story Behind The Label

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Featured in the February-March 2020 issue: Gene Carlson • Lafayette, Indiana I was a Weapons Mechanic with the 355th Munitions Maintenance Squadron of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing. At that time the


2020 Backyard Vine Directory

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Grow your own grapes? Thinking of starting a backyard vineyard? Now is the time to plan your spring. Here is a list of suppliers where you can purchase grapevines and/or supplies for your home vineyard…


Top 100 Wine Kits of 2019

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This past April, experienced judges evaluated a total of 646 wine kit entries as part of the overall 2019 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition featuring 2,305 total entries. This large collection of kit entries was sent into the competition from across North America. The 646 wine kit entries were entered into over 30 different categories

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2012 WineMaker Wine Label Contest Winners

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Winners from the 2012 WineMaker amateur label contest.


2013 Wine Label Contest Winners

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Winners from the 2013 WineMaker amateur label contest.


2014 Wine Label Contest Winners

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


Fresh Grape Supplier Directory

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Looking for fresh grapes this harvest season? Here is a list of select fresh grape vendors you can purchase grapes from.


2019 WineMaker Conference Recap

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Hundreds of hobby winemakers came to Traverse City, Michigan from May 16 to 19 for our 12th annual WineMaker Magazine Conference. The conference featured local professional Northern Michigan winemakers, WineMaker writers, industry


2019 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition Recap

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From April 12 to 14, 2019, a total of 2,305 different wines were judged at the Grand Summit Lodge and Conference Center at Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vermont. This year’s


Grape Profiles

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Here are some abbreviated profiles for lesser known wine grapes varietals: Baco Noir: Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com A hybrid red grape varietal whose parentage is linked to the French grape Folle Blanche, a white Vitis vinifera varietal, and a native American red V. riparia grape. This hybrid grape variety originated in southwestern France by a

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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 sent into the competition from across North America. The 1,224 wine kit entries were entered into over 30 different categories and represented a

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2019 Label Contest Winners

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View all of the winning labels from WineMaker’s 19th annual label contest.


2019 Backyard Vine Directory

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Grow your own grapes? Thinking of starting a backyard vineyard? Now is the time to plan your spring. Here is a list of suppliers where you can purchase grapevines and/or supplies for your home vineyard…


Enter the 21st Annual Home Label Contest

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Enter the WineMaker Label Contest for a chance to win great prizes!


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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