Welcome!

Welcome to my wine and beer making site!

wines in progress

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, along with a few white papers I’ve written on these subjects.

While this site is a personal record that means more to me than anyone, I’ve recorded most of my recipes including the methods used and wine/beer making notes, so the information may be useful to others.

 

 

Current Updates

Just started a Chardonnay kit and a Cabernet Sauvignon kit!

2020 Chardonnay updated 09/11/2020
2020 Cabernet Sauvignon updated 09/11/2020
2019 Merlot #3 updated 08/22/2020
2019 Second Run Malbec / Merlot / Zinfandel (barrel) updated 08/22/2020
2020 Pinot Noir updated 08/22/2020

 

Recent Wines

These are wines bottled in the last 12 months (or so):

2019 Zinfandel updated 08/22/2020
2019 Second Run Malbec / Merlot / Zinfandel (Squeezins’) updated 08/22/2020
2019 Malbec updated 06/28/2020
2020 Exotic Fruit – White Zinfandel updated 04/04/2020
2019 Merlot #2 updated 09/05/2019
2019 Merlot #1 updated 09/21/2019
2019 Vieux Chateau du Roi updated 09/06/2019

 

Navigation

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.

Enjoy!