They actually stack pretty well believe it or not. Either way, they're mostly gone. All the crazy shaped bottles were given away. They're a great conversation piece. "Were you drunk when you made this bottle?"
I have mostly regular shaped bottles: 375ml, 500ml and 750ml
I tasted at the last racking, I had an extra bottle. This time there was too much wine to drop down to a smaller size demijohn and too little to taste.. notes are here: http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/showpost.php?p=621665
About the beer: I don't drink beer unless it's free.
So I racked my 2 wines today (one with additives, one without). The one with additives racked beautifully and I left about an inch of sediment out. Pretty good racking for a newbie like me, but I lost about a half cup of wine, I didn't want to get too close to the sediment.
The one without...
So I took out another bottle for tasting to a few brewing friends. The best compliment I got was "man, this is like liquid sunshine"
I asked him to explain so he said: "its warm, smooth, calms everything down, like laying in the beautiful sun"
Thanks guys. As there are no added sulfites in the wine, I was hoping to bottle it sooner than later to keep away from the risk of it going bad. That's basically why I'm asking. So I want to bottle in about 3-4 months for the passover holiday.
Ill try a cold crash, and then rack and we'll see...
So a little update:
My two petit syrahs (one all-natural and one with additives) are aging in demijohns right now. I plan on bottling in the coming months and then bottle-age.
Interestingly, the demijohn with the additives seems to have settled nicely. Not entirely, but theres a nice think layer...
Did you follow all the instructions exactly for isinglass? I never use clearing agents, but I know that different kinds are scientifically different and therefore are to be added differently.
Also, depending on where you live, you can put your carboy outside for a while for it to cold crash. I...
I did the 375 approach. I love wine, but don't drink a lot at a time. Especially since my wife doesn't drink ("Dont get any ideas in ur head trying to get me to drink!"). So, I got 375 bottles.
I didn't bottle yet tho...