New jersey winemakers talk

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  1. Nov 22, 2016 #81

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    Did it eventually clear up?
     
  2. Nov 22, 2016 #82

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    It did! I'll post a pic when I get home!
     
  3. Nov 22, 2016 #83

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    And I bought marbles to place in the carboy to eliminate the headspace. Worked well. The problem was when I racked the following time. I topped off with some pyment I had made using the left over grapeskins. That pyment, rather surprisingly, came out pretty well.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2016 #84

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    Here are the photos

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  5. Apr 2, 2018 #85

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    Anyone still our there?
     
  6. Apr 2, 2018 #86

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    I'm still here in January I received my silver's from Corrados. Tough contest
     
  7. Apr 2, 2018 #87

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    Congratulations on your silver medal. We gave up going into that contest. Just keeping all our wine for home consumption after getting a good review at the Cornell University Wine course. Family and very picky daughter like it too. That is what counts in our house.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2018 #88

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    Later this week I will be transferring wine from glass carboys to small oak barrels after removing the wine that spent half a year in the barrels and bottling it. I throughly rinse out the barrels with a strong water stream almost as strong as a power washer. Then soak it over night with clean water inside and out. Then fill them back up with wine until after then next batch finishes fermentation. I repeat until the barrels loose their oomph. It helps the mouth feel and flavor of the red wine, giving it complexity.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2018 #89

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    Did Partenopi's wine ever clear up? The marbles were a good idea if he cleaned them really well first. (Sterilized clean)
     
  10. Apr 2, 2018 #90

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    Never noticed this thread before. Just skimmed through the whole thing. Looks like a lot of Carrados people here. Too north for me but would like to swing by next time I’m up NYC way. I’ve been in nj goin on 4 yrs now. Have always used Procacci bros in philly for fall grapes. And about to do spring grapes for the 2nd year from Gino Pintos.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2018 #91

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    But actually really thinking hard about also using Gino pintos for the fall as well. Or maybe even hooking up with other local winemakers for a bulk deal on higher end stuff.
     
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    There is enough of us new Jersey wine makers to have a get together sometime.
     
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    Did anyone go to the Corrados event itself?

    I usually go every couple of years. It is a good time, but when getting a table together and finding 9 other folks wanting to pay, is a bit of a hassle. I did go last year, but skipped it this year.
     
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    To expense for me it i might have went.
     
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    I have been using them for years. Michael is doing a great job, very customer oriented.
     
  16. Dec 27, 2018 #96

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    AJ said I should post here....don't think I have anything worth entering, but if anybody was going, I might wanna meet up...
     

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    We should definitely do that
     
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    Submitting some Entries And the actual event are two very different things!
    At $125 a head it’s not a cheap night—but does sounds like great night. Have only heard good things. Plus I actually used corrados grapes this year for the 1st time. So far so good with it.
    But $15 per entry and only (x1) 750mL bottle is pretty reasonable.
     
  19. Dec 29, 2018 #99

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    fyi I live about 10 minutes from the place, if anybody does go...let me know

    my wife is threatening to steal 2 bottle of my strawberry and enter them
     
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    Guy's give getting together sometime serious though , it could be a good thing ,there a good many of is here, to share ideas and some good wine with each other. Think about it.
     
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