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winemaker81

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Perhaps we women wine-makers are just lurkers here - listening and learning!
Come out of the shadows, participate! 🙂

In my experience this forum is gender neutral -- I have not seen the childish jackassery that is common on gaming forums. It's a pleasant change, and results in my spending online time here rather than in forums for my other hobbies.

If someone starts a thread to determine how many women are on this forum, count me as one of the few
Start one! That would make an interesting survey.
 

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So....my kids always ask what I want for Christmas. I’m new to wine making. So, what’s a good gift idea to tell them?
three possible personality directions
* a kit that they would enjoy drinking with you’all (the end/ celebration is the important part)
* a pH meter, a digital scale good for 0.01gm and a gift certificate for chemicals needed to let you cook up your own mix (hands on, you play with your food)
* The New Cider Maker’s Handbook by Claude Jolicoeur (you are cerebral and ask why a system works, ex how to balance flavor to make a country wine, or what organism causes a fermentation infection and how to cure it, or how to calculate load in a press as well as calculate and test for a hundred other things)
 

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Come out of the shadows, participate! 🙂

In my experience this forum is gender neutral -- I have not seen the childish jackassery that is common on gaming forums. It's a pleasant change, and results in my spending online time here rather than in forums for my other hobbies.


Start one! That would make an interesting survey.
I am afraid that I am technologically-challenged!! Wouldn't know how to do that or I would................................DizzyIzzy
 

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When we had a winemakers club here in Banbury, two of the best winemakers were women. Not only that they were good tasters too. Generally speaking, I think women are far better tasters than most men, and that includes me.
Supposedly women have a better sense of smell than men -- my wife is proof of that as she'll quickly pick up smells long before I do.

A former girlfriend taught me more about wine appreciation than everything else combined. Her sense of smell was just short of amazing.
 

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My wife got me one of those "Wine Tastes" kits for Christmas a few years ago, hundreds of vials of both pleasant and off odors, to help us with identification of the many tastes / aromas in winemaking. Of course, it turned into a competition rather quickly. We split into two teams, me, my son and step-son were one team, my wife and two daughters were the other team. As a long time wine drinker and having been making wine for years, I was sure that my presence on the boys team would be an unfair advantage. They beat the living hell out of us, identifying correctly the smells at a rate of 3 to 1 better than we did. At least in my family, the ladies have better aroma perception / identification hands down...................how very humbling.

Hats off to all of our female winemakers!!!!!!!!!
 

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I also had favorite coworkers all of which happened to be gals who could rank 1% changes in high cost ingredient vs a lower cost substitute ,,,
Supposedly women have a better sense of smell than men -- my wife is proof of that as she'll quickly pick up smells long before I do.
, , , , honey, , I didn’t do anything today, I don’t need to take a shower:sm
 

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I am afraid that I am technologically-challenged!! Wouldn't know how to do that or I would................................DizzyIzzy
Go to the forum you want to start a new message. At the top of the messages should have one that says "thread title" put your title there and the message underneath. Arne. @DizzyIzzy
 

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