Monthly Archive: June 2021

Cherry Cognac, June 2021 0

Cherry Cognac, June 2021

Post last updated: 07/03/2021 Lorraine & I had a bit of miscommunication. She bought a 2 lb bag of cherries … and so did I. The bag she purchased was getting overripe, so I...

Successful Red Blends 0

Successful Red Blends

On Wine Making Talk, a common question regards what wines to use in making blends, and in what proportions. Granted, each batch of wine is different so there’s no formula, but having a list...

Cold Stabilization 0

Cold Stabilization

One common method of reducing tartaric acid in wine is “cold stabilization”, also called “cold crashing”. This is performed by chilling the wine, holding at a lower temperature for a period of time, and...

Chaptalizing Wine

Chaptalizing Wine

I was recently asked how to chaptalize a must* prior to fermentation. Chaptalization is adding sugar to a must that is low in sugar, to increase the sugar level to a desired level. It...

Site Update 06/2021

Site Update 06/2021

I have migrated white papers from my old site to this one. The white papers have been migrated mostly as-is, although I realize I need to update them. All of the links in these...