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    Wine diamonds and carboy aging.

    Years ago I would follow the guidelines for bottling and aging, adding all the chemicals as prescribed. Now that I’m back at winemaking again, and have decided to age my wines in the carboy, without the additional fining agents/chemicals,,, my question is: Approximately when,, during the aging...
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    Oaking an Amarone during Carboy aging

    Since I’ve decided not to use the additional chemicals for clarifying, and to age my Amarone in the carboy, my question is about when to add the additional Oak cubes. the original instructions that came with the kit say to add the cubes after the first racking to a carboy, right out of the...
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    Use of chemicals from wine ingredient kits.

    I got away from wine making circa 7 years ago but I’m back at it again. I started thinking about all of the additional chemicals that are added to the “must” during the process. Other than starting a kit with bentonite, I’m thinking about fermenting to dry, settling and clarification without...
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    Cellar Craft Austrian Zweigelt Information

    I'm really curious about the CC Austrian Zweigelt. The marketing description sounds wonderful but then,,,that's what marketing is supposed to do isn't it? None the less,,,, does anyone out there have any experience with this particular kit?? I'd love to hear your opinions, personal descriptions...
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    Cellar Craft Instructions-vs-Enzyme packet-vs-SG

    Hi again everyone, The Barbera I am about to re-rack was different than any other kit I've gotten from George because it was the first time Ireceived an Enzyme packet. The Question: The instructions say to ferment in primary at 10 days, 10 days for the secondary, but to add the enzyme packet...
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    RJ Spagnols EP Amarone and other questions

    I'm about to purchase the EP Amarone and although I haven't ordered it yet, I'd like to know if you get both the GP and raisins? Are there precautions on using both or do I need to pick one or the other? I'm concerned a bit by the additional sugar in the primary fermentation stage. Has anyone...