Recent content by globalnavigator

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

  1. G

    Regina

    https://nbwinery.com/
  2. G

    Buying Juice Pails in North Carolina

    https://nbwinery.com/
  3. G

    Can I still use old chemicals to make Dragon Blood?

    I made a batch of DangerDave's 4 years ago and have all the additives still. All were purchased from a local supplier who has closed their location that was near me. They have been stored loose in small ziploc bags. Are all (any) of these still good to use - tannin powder yeast nutrient...
  4. G

    Buying Juice Pails in North Carolina

    Hello fellow NC winemaker! I'm in the Raleigh area and have bought some from down in Wilmington (2 hour drive for me). They just got the Italian/Californian buckets and get Chilean buckets in the spring. Let me know if you find any other sources, thanks!
  5. G

    Can I blend kit wine and juice bucket wine?

    One web site shows these as good blends. Perhaps I make a Chilean Carmenere, and add some of my Petite Verdot?
  6. G

    Can I blend kit wine and juice bucket wine?

    I made the Verdot kit from WE. I'm sure it's a "blend" already, but I've read that Verdot is good for blending so I figured I'd try taking part of the completed juice bucket, add a bottle or two, stir and bottle. See what happens o_O
  7. G

    Can I blend kit wine and juice bucket wine?

    Only my second experience with juice buckets, but I don't believe any MLF is involved. I did an Italian bucket in the fall, so I'm going to try some Chilean this spring.
  8. G

    Can I blend kit wine and juice bucket wine?

    Example - I have quite a few bottles of Petite Verdot from a kit - 2 years old. If I make a batch of Chilean Carmenere from a juice bucket, can I uncork a few of the Verdots, blend into the finished Carmenere and (re)bottle it?
  9. G

    degassing done poorly, should I rebottle?

    Once I realized the issue, I have been using the Vacu Vin on each bottle once I open it. I pour a glass, then pump up the bottle to pull out the CO2 multiple times after agitating the wine. Sometimes the foam is 3 or 4 inches high; I must have really done a poor job! (The sulphite was added...
  10. G

    degassing done poorly, should I rebottle?

    It is clear to me that I did a bad job degassing some wine kits. Can/should I empty the bottles, run them through the all-in-one Santa got me (early present, I've been good this year), and rebottle? If I go that route, do I need to resanitize the bottles or add more meta bisulfite?
  11. G

    Stag's Leap opinion?

    Excellent, thank you, thank you!:b
  12. G

    Stag's Leap opinion?

    I just saw you're in Louisiana. My wife and I are heading down to "nawlins" in September (first time), staying in the French Quarter. Any secret insider info on a great place to eat, drink, or be merry? Contrary to the Stag's leap conversation, we're more of the good deal people than 5-star...
  13. G

    Stag's Leap opinion?

    The names of each wine are linked to their respective pages online. I'd be paying Stag Leap's prices of $100, $115, and $85 respectively for $300 total (plus tax and shipping?) I'd get $90 back from my CC, so net cost would be $210. Thanks for all your info!
  14. G

    Stag's Leap opinion?

    Johnd, Thanks for the input! Their website does show for some of the wines high ratings from various sources like Wine Advocate. If i went for the deal, I'd probably default to picking up the following: 2014 Stags' Leap Winery Ne Cede Malis Petite Sirah Napa Valley 2014 Stags' Leap The Leap...
  15. G

    Stag's Leap opinion?

    I see a deal offered through my credit card - spend $300 at Stag leaps website, get $90 back. Part of me says "I can make 60 bottles versus buying 2-3 bottles of Stag's leap" while the devil in me says "That might be really cool to have for VERY special occasions in the future years". Assuming...
Top