A very interesting article by Anne Spiselman of chicagobusiness.com about...
Gathering ingredients for making fruit wine needn’t be expensive or difficult, if you know where to look. For while grocery stores, winemaking specialists and online stockists might offer high quality equipment and ingredients with promises of fast, or cheap delivery, it doesn’t come any cheaper than picking your own fruits ...Read More
Everyone loves to visit wineries and in my opinion, the best ones to visit are the small boutique ones. Wineries that have something special to offer, a winery thinking “outside the box” and run by people that pay attention to detail and are always striving towards improving their wines and ...Read More
In winemaking, the quality of the fruit is very important, so is the recipe or procedures used, diligent racking and of course the finishing touches will make a wine good or great. However, choosing the right type of yeast for a right type of wine is of prime importance and often, it is what give a wine its unique character or “personality”.Read More
What is “pH”? What does it mean and what does it say about a wine? A new winemaker eventually grasps the meaning and the importance to pay attention to specific gravity and total titratable acidity. This often occurs after a trail of horrid wines which marks the learning process. The ...Read More
Here is an excerp from an interview I had recently with Betsy Parks of Winemaker Magazine on the art of fruit wine blending. I think this would be very useful this time of year when so many of you are in the middle of fruit winemaking and thinking ahead of ...Read More
France produces about 400,000,000 gal. of cider per year. It is estimated England’s production at about 100,000,000 gal. per year. Germany produces and consumes a large amount of apple cider, presumably more than England but less than France. In Switzerland good cider can be enjoyed in cafes and restaurants. Usually ...Read More
Well its officially fruit wine making time! At time of writing in a lot of North America, cherries are out and juice, strawberries are in full swing and peaches are starting to look good. Even the raspberries are starting to slowly mature. It is a good time to plan your ...Read More