Monthly Archive: November 2019

2019 Malbec/Merlot/Zinfandel Second Run 3

2019 Malbec/Merlot/Zinfandel Second Run

October 2019 – I purchased 180 lbs each of Malbec, Merlot, and Zinfandel. Before the grapes arrived I decided I would do a second run from the pomace of each. The original intention was...

Winemaking 101 – Episode 5 – What is a second run wine?

Winemaking 101 – Episode 5 – What is a second run wine?

Most people have no idea what a “second run wine” is, so this is a good place for an explanation. First, a few wine making definitions that will help with understanding. I should have...

Winemaking 101 – Episode 4 – Fermentation & Pressing

Winemaking 101 – Episode 4 – Fermentation & Pressing

So far we’ve gotten the grapes, crushed them, and detoured into my acquisition of a grape press. Now it’s time to inoculate and get onto the fermentation! Years ago I kept my wine and...