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  1. jgmann67 liked Brian55's post in the thread Will my kits always smell like the embodiment of 'meh'?.

    Probably drinking them too young. The aromas should be there, and be varietal specific, just subdued compared to commercial wines.

    Sep 14, 2019 at 10:34 PM
  2. jgmann67 replied to the thread Will my kits always smell like the embodiment of 'meh'?.

    Agreed! Maybe try decanting your wine for about an hour or an hour and a half.

    Sep 14, 2019 at 10:31 PM
  3. jgmann67 replied to the thread It's Happening!!!.

    Cool - 5 cases of Bordeaux then. I’ll need them for my Zin. Thanks! @ceeaton - I got room if you want to ride down w me.

    Sep 14, 2019 at 1:53 PM
  4. jgmann67 replied to the thread It's Happening!!!.

    I asked for 5 cases of the burgundy bottles. If you don’t have them, or have Bordeaux bottles instead, or a mix of both (really anything...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 12:37 PM
  5. jgmann67 replied to the thread It's Happening!!!.

    On the 28th, I’m planning on getting there as early as possible to pick up my order. I’m also going to bring a half case of wines to swap.

    Sep 14, 2019 at 12:27 PM
  6. jgmann67 attached a file to the thread What's up with these bottles?.

    I agree. Those bottles are terrible and you shouldn’t be burdened with looking at them any longer. Send them to me for proper disposal....

    IMG_8246.gif Sep 14, 2019 at 9:54 AM
  7. jgmann67 liked Johnd's post in the thread What's up with these bottles?.

    Most bottle have some manufacturing imperfections in them, areas like you circled, pronounced seams on some. Frankly, once filled with...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 9:44 AM
  8. jgmann67 replied to the thread It's Happening!!!.

    Received my confirmation email for my grapes from Jim Gearing. He also emailed and reminded folks to get their stuff in the mail no...

    Sep 13, 2019 at 9:28 PM
  9. jgmann67 replied to the thread Is my wine fermenting? And is this floating stuff a problem?.

    I can third what Scooter said. I will usually just lay the lid on top without snapping it down for the first week. Then, if I’m feeling...

    Sep 11, 2019 at 6:53 PM
  10. jgmann67 replied to the thread A little RJS tasting comparison.

    Temptation is a helluva thing. More time in a carboy means time to make minor tweaks (like added oak or finishing tannins) and...

    Sep 10, 2019