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Partenopei

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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.
 

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I'm still here in January I received my silver's from Corrados. Tough contest
 

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I'm still here in January I received my silver's from Corrados. Tough contest
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.
 

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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.
 

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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)
 

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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.
 

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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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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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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.
I have been using them for years. Michael is doing a great job, very customer oriented.
 

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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.
 

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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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