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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

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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,

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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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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 20th 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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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 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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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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125 result(s) found.