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Posted in thread: Using Skins Twice on 02-11-2011 at 03:46 PM
Tbachta,In my experience, the use of pomace in a second fermentation does in fact add the
character of the skins to the wine but with two points to note. One, if you are adding the very
small amount o...
Posted in thread: MM All Juice Nero d'Avola on 02-11-2011 at 03:38 PM
The juice smelled great last night when I was getting the kit going. I'm really very excited
about this kit. I have been more and more pleased with this kit as it sat for more time. Now at
over two ye...
Posted in thread: MM Meglioli Rojo Intenso on 01-22-2011 at 06:17 PM
Jackie,The other two wines are some bottles that the labels didn't want to come off of so well
so I hang onto for decoration along with a couple of others. The two in the picture are a
little Vouvray ...
Posted in thread: MM Meglioli Rojo Intenso on 01-22-2011 at 05:24 AM
I'm glad you like it, Al. The picture I included was just the wines that I had made - there
were about an equal number of commercial wines opened as well. - Jim
Posted in thread: MM Meglioli Rojo Intenso on 01-21-2011 at 03:20 PM
At my post-holiday inventory reduction tasting event this past weekend, several of the bottles
of wine I had made were opened. The most impressive (by my opinion as well as end-volume
Posted in thread: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM COOK on 11-03-2010 at 04:01 AM
Al,Yes - a pup. But one day, I will have the knowledge and experience to draw upon that someone
of your caliber has. That I am looking forward to. :)- Jim
Posted in thread: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM COOK on 11-03-2010 at 02:33 AM
Thanks, everyone for the birthday wishes. :)- Jim
Posted in thread: What is a Fair Price for U-Pick Grapes? on 09-16-2010 at 03:15 PM
As a point of reference, I'm paying around $1.30-$1.80/pound for fresh California grapes this
year, which is higher than last year at least in part due to transportation pricing increases.
There are d...
Posted in thread: Blending Kits on 09-14-2010 at 08:03 PM
Wango,I've had great results with barrels from Vadai.- Jim
Posted in thread: Blending Kits on 09-14-2010 at 04:36 AM
Ttortorice,Your signature says, "Do what's right, not what's easy." Blending wine is right -
it's now some of the most commercially desireable wines in the world are made. In the least,
take two wines...
Here\'s what\'s cooking in Jim\'s Cellar
What are you planning on learning this year in the world of winemaking?
- Pictures of your equipment
- Bottled first wine
- Muscadine still too acidic
- Topping up carboy with concord grape wine?
- Using Copper
- Alternative degassing method
- Slow Fermentation---Help!
- MLF in sparkling wines
- Wine Book Club: Gallo Be Thy Name
- Italian Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon LR
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Wine