Here are some additional articles on grape growing and wine making. Just CLICK ON the blue title to access the page
Wine Making Recipe – Experiment with different ingredients to make your own home-made wine.
Featured Recipe of the Month – Each month around the 25th we will post one of our favorite recipes that incorporates wine as one of its key ingredients.
Winemaking Yeasts – Even with the choicest grapes there is no guarantee that you can produce the best wine. The reason. Yeast plays a critical part in the fermentation process.
Bottling: The Final Touch-When you want a bottle of wine you go to the store, check out the labels and pick out the vintage you want and make a purchase. However, as a new winemaker you now have to get that batch of wine from your vat or barrel into labeled bottles.
Red Wine Varieties-The following page contains a listing of the major red grape varieties. Each month we will feature an additional variety and it will be displayed in the THIS MONTHS FEATURED RED GRAPE VARIETY paragraph. In subsequent months that variety will be added to the alphabetical listing following the monthly featured grape variety. I hope this information proves to be of value to your winemaking endeavors.
White Wine Varieties–The following page contains a listing of the major White wine varieties. Each month we will feature an additional variety and it will be displayed in the THIS MONTHS FEATURED WHITE WINE VARIETY paragraph. In subsequent months that variety will be added to the alphabetical listing following the monthly featured grape variety. I hope this information proves to be of value to your winemaking endeavors.
Wine Tasting-Once you have your grapes harvested, made into a vintage wine, bottled and labeled it’s time to savor that wonderful nectar. There is a way that will maximize your enjoyment of any wine. It is referred to as the five S’s that stands for sight, swirl, sniff and finally sip and savor. This might seem very basic but it will assure you of the maximum pleasure for each glass of wine you want to enjoy.
Vintage Wine-Part I– An overview of what “vintage” is all about. Vintage wine refers to wine grown and produced in the same year. Some years are better that others and that is why knowing the best vintage years will assure you receive the best value for your wine purchase.
Vintage Wine-Part II– A brief listing of some of the best vintage years from around the globe. Ideal growing conditions will usually yield exceptional vintage wine. This article will give you a few vintages to keep on the lookout for.