The Vintner
The Vintner's Chair: Rich "Grapeman" Lamoy
Make any Wine a Sparkling Wine
Make any Wine a Sparkling Wine
At first glance, the process for making Champagne-style wines seems about as complicated as rocket science, and frankly, if you don't do it right, you can wind up with corks rocketing around your wine cellar.But by follo ...
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Three Great Recipes to Make now for Later
Three Great Recipes to Make now for Later
If you love wine, which if you're here on WineMakingTalk it's almost a certainty, then you are more than likely a lover of fine foods as well. As the holiday season approaches and we all start preparing our dishes, whethe ...
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Maple Syrup... Wine!
Maple Syrup... Wine!
It's getting cold outside. I don't know about you guys but as the weather changes I start looking for the familiar, the comforting, as we all head indoors to wait out the winter. Once it dropped into the 40's (I'm a Texan ...
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Come Claim your WineMakingTalk Wine Glasses!
Come Claim your WineMakingTalk Wine Glasses!
The giveaway is over and the winners have been drawn! If you are one of the winners in the WineMakingTalk wine glass giveaway you now have 24 hours to claim your prize!I want to thank everyone who took the time to enter t ...
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The Vintner
The Vintner's Chair: Julie Wylie
Who is Julie Wylie? That's not a simple question to answer. A mother, a wife, a winemaker, a moderator, Julie is more than what meets the eye.Focusing on her winemaking after her children left home, Julie has made so much ...
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Let
Let's Make Mead!
Different kinds of wine serve different purposes, but few will give you the feeling you're sitting among friends, drinking in a mead hall, celebrating the slaying of an awful monster! Well... mead won't do that either unl ...
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Three Big Mistakes Beginning Winemakers Often Make
Three Big Mistakes Beginning Winemakers Often Make
When you're first getting started with wine making it's easy to get confused. Trying to understand your equipment, the recipe, as well as all those additives is a lot to take in at once.As someone who talks to a lot of b ...
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Using Fining Agent to Achieve the Best Color and Clarity
Using Fining Agent to Achieve the Best Color and Clarity
The color and clarity in a glass of wine says a lot about the techniques the winemaker used to achieve the final product. Serious wine drinkers appreciate this effort, especially in young wines where haze and sediment are ...
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Challenging the Status Quo
Challenging the Status Quo
When I first began making wine, back in the (very) late twentieth century, my handbook was First Steps in Winemaking by C. J. J. Berry. It is an excellent resource, full of recipes, and I would still not do without it. Th ...
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