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Can Ancient Techniques Make Modern Wine Better?


April 3, 2017, 11:26 pm

Can Ancient Techniques Make Modern Wine Better? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ancient-winemaking-techniques-armenian-karas-renaissance-180962212/ -- Eduardo Sorocaba-Brasil www.alt119.ne... Read more »

How many pounds of grapes per vine of Barbera in Sierra foothills


June 2, 2015, 1:39 am

I have planted 70 Barbera and 30 Zinfindel in the Sierra foothills. These are 2 to 3 year old roots. They are planted in fairly rocky soil on a slope facing southwest. How many pounds per vine sho... Read more »

Re: Wine Equipment for sale


February 5, 2015, 12:05 pm

In article , Bob F Actually, I would suggest it's more like 20 years later ;-) Read more »

Promotional 10 Inch Latex Balloon Distributor in Papua New Guinea


November 21, 2014, 5:56 am

Your imprinted company brand on the 10 Inch Latex Balloon will help to build customer loyalty. With uses such as decoration, fun and the ability to natural non-toxic, latex balloons], your customer... Read more »

Is this place still alive?


August 29, 2014, 4:14 pm

Subject says it all ... I'm getting back into winemaking and would like to bounce a few ideas around if there's anybody here besides the spammers/political hacks . -- Snag Read more »

New iPhone app for calculating additions


June 25, 2014, 4:07 pm

Hey rec.crafts.winemaking, I wanted to let you guys know I've recently finished writing a native iPhon e app version of my website wineadds.com. If you're not familiar with the s ite, it calculate... Read more »

Betadine discontinued: UK replacement for sanitizing brewing equipment?

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May 9, 2014, 9:19 am

Sorry for the crossposting --- feel free to reply to any one of the 3 groups, as I read them all. I'm about to start back on some winemaking & homebrewing after a gap of several years, & my bottle... Read more »

Disgorging


February 17, 2014, 2:38 am

I tried once again today to disgorge a few of bottles after secondary ferme ntation, riddling, and disgorging, meeting with mixed success. I salted cr ushed ice and put the sediment-laden caped en... Read more »

Vintner merlot kit done 3 days ago but no bubbles yet?


October 28, 2013, 9:30 pm

We started our Vintner Merlot kit 3 days ago....but still have no bubbles in the air lock. What to do??? Read more »

How long can you leave grapes on the vine?


October 14, 2013, 4:01 pm

I grow a number of vines in a cool climate (southern England) and very occa sionally the season is very late or there is a larger crop than usual.In En gland we are quite happy to obtain Brix level... Read more »

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Wine Labels? Gummed Paper


Hi there I have a load of home made wine which I am very excited about and am looking for the best method of creating my own wine labels using a pc and printer. I am trying to find A4 gummed paper as... Read more »

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wine lables


Where (in the UK) can I buy label blanks for both white and red? All ebay searches seem to pull up is personalised stuff. Many thanks. McKevvy Read more »

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Best way to stop fermentation for a sweet wine


I have a white Zinfandel that's at about 1.050 and I'd like to stop it there for a sweeter wine. I've read about a few ways to stop it but wonder what's the best. I have potassium sorbate, potass... Read more »

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Gallon Juice Jugs


Greetings all, newbie winemaker in Atlanta here. This may not be news to you folks, but my local brew store can't find a supply of gallon jugs at reasonable costs, so he won't stock them. But whi... Read more »

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Removing Impurities in Alcohol


I use rum/vodka to fortify wine and make liqueurs, and I noticed something strange when I shook a bottle of plain white rum. (The same thing happened with vodka.) When I shook the bottle, the liqui... Read more »

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Yeast Article


Here is a link to an interesting yeast PDF. http://biochemie.web.med.uni-muenchen.de/Yeast_Biol/03%20Yeast%20Metabolism.pdf Joe Read more »

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distilled water in kits


When diluting kit concentrate some use distilled water. Others use tap water. Still others use filtered tap water free of chlorine. I have read that distilled water does not provide necessary nutrie... Read more »

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A great wine buy


I recently purchased a great red imported Italian wine from a distributor, by the case for only $6 a bottle (750ml bottles) This is a award winning vintage (2008) that turned out to be a great dea... Read more »

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stopping fermentation/wine stabilizer


I am going to try a quick way of making of lightly carbonated apple cider and I have a question about adding wine stabilizer at bottling time. With the juice and yeast I use, the cider clears after... Read more »

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Wine Labels


Can anyone suggest a good source for the wine labels and the software to allow them to be printed up on my HP printer? Read more »