Welcome to my wine and beer making site!
I made my first batch of wine in May 1981 and my first beer in January 1984. On these pages I record my adventures in both arenas:
- wine making records
- beer making records
- white papers on wine and beer making
- posts that describe my experiments
The above items are accessible through the menus above, and some related posts are organized (see links on left).
I record some of my ideas and processes in numerous posts, which I’ve grouped by topic on this page.
Winemaking in Detail
I’ve been keeping records of my wine and beer making activities since January 1984. Especially in early years, my notes are terse as they were recorded in a small notebook (which I still have). In the internet age I transcribed my notes to my original web site, and now things one. All current winemaking logs are more verbose, but continue to be simple descriptions,.
In the summer 2021, I started a blog in which I recorded the winemaking process in detail, including photos. Since then I have been recording other detailed logs, when I believe there is value, e.g., the process is different from previous logs.
These posts are listed here.
Oak Stix Experiment
We have completed an experiment using Next Level Oak’s oak kit product, comparing American, French, and Hungarian oak against Hungarian oak cubes. Our final tasting was on 09/26/2021 and a Conclusions section has been added to the post.
This section lists wines currently in production.
|2022 Sauvignon Blanc||updated 05/21/2022|
|2022 Pinot Noir||updated 04/29/2022|
|2022 Chocolate Raspberry Port||updated 03/21/2022|
|2022 Elderberry||updated 05/02/2022|
|2021 Super Tuscan||updated 03/16/2022|
|2021 Rhone Blend||updated 03/16/2022|
These are wines bottled in the last 12 months (or so):
|2021 Chardonnay||updated 05/21/2022|
|2020 Meritage||updated 02/11/2022|
|2020 Meritage Plus||updated 02/12/2022|
|2021 Barbera||updated 01/17/2022|
|2020 Second Run Merlot / Vinifera Blend / Zinfandel||updated 10/13/2021|
|2020 Merlot||updated 09/29/2021|
|2020 Zinfandel||updated 09/29/2021|
|2020 Vinifera Blend||updated 09/29/2021|
|2020 Sauvignon Blanc||updated 07/05/2021|
Current posts are displayed on the right, with the most current ones first.
Wine Making: This menu contains lists of current and finished wines, along with various lists of everything I’ve made.
Beer Making: This menu contains lists of current and finished beers. I don’t have an overall list as I don’t make a lot of beer.
Blogs: Here’s you’ll find general blog posts (non-recipes) that talk about wine or beer making in general. There are also “white papers”, documents that describe technical points to the best of my ability.