My plans for this fall are:
6 gallons of Noble Muscadine. I know not everyone is a fan of muscadines, but I have made some really good dry versions of it in the last years.
This year will be the first time I adjust acidity downward for it, to see what that does to this variety.
6 gallons of...
They still look pretty good though!
I think it really shows these vines were made for the Arkansas climate, they have been very vigorous for me.
I am debating on adding a second row of vines next year, or actually, I want to add a second row but still need to convince my wife haha.
They are doing great! Last year I was growing them without trellis, so I trimmed them back to like 6 buds this winter.
And they took off this spring. I did lose most of the first growth to a late frost, but this is where they are at now:
Don't mind the grass going to mow tomorrow.
Also, I would recommend looking for a used floor corker, oftentimes they can be found anywhere from 20 to 40 dollars. I found my Italian floor corker for 25 dollars. I took it apart to give it a good clean, sanded some rusty spots, and repainted it, and it is as good as new.
How would this work as far as shipping goes?
I am in Arkansas, and might be interested in it for next year.
already oaked my last year's wines, and want to plan it out to where the barrel won't be empty.
Colavita out of California has local distributors all over the country.
Local Distributors — F. Colavita & Son I saw there is one in Buford GA.
I found a location fairly near me last year, and the quality was great.
I usually make a Pomace wine that can be consumed after 6 months. Just add half the amount of accidulated water, and sugar to desired starting gravity. So if you got say 20 gallon of wine from the grapes, add 10 gallons back.
I either do that or add the pomace to a juice bucket, to give it more...
Oh yes, I remember having to order all my brewing stuff online because the nearest brew store was about an hour and a half away.
Arkansas sure is a lot different than NL, definitely had to get used to that haha.
I used to live on the island of Texel so I very much miss being able to go to the...
I am setting up a shipment to Northwest Arkansas this year.
probably in Rogers Arkansas.
I am keeping everyone updated on this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1147031145448362
Definitely have enough room for more people.
Probably going to be too far for you, but I am organizing a shipment this fall from Colavita to Northwest Arkansas or Missouri if the order isn't large enough. I have created a facebook group to keep connected with everyone. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1147031145448362/