Monthly Archive: October 2022

Comparison of Oak Adjuncts 3

Comparison of Oak Adjuncts

Updated 10/27/2022 Winemakers typically want to flavor their red wines, some white wines, and occasionally fruit wines with oak. It’s common to add oak adjuncts (products made of oak specifically for winemaking) to carboys...

2022 Rhone Blend 0

2022 Rhone Blend

October 2022 This fall’s main wines are a departure from the last few years. Instead of making field blends, we are making two main varietals, Grenache and Tempranillo, and a third field-blended wine (Mourvedre,...

2022 Tempranillo 0

2022 Tempranillo

October 2022 We are doing something different this fall. Mostly due to space reasons, in the past I’ve made field blends, e.g., select different amounts of varietals, ferment them together, and hope I chose...

2022 Grenache 0

2022 Grenache

October 2022 This fall’s main wines are a departure from the last few years. Instead of making field blends, we are making two main varietals, Grenache and Tempranillo, and a third field-blended wine (Syrah,...

2022 FWK Kit + Grape Pomace in Detail 0

2022 FWK Kit + Grape Pomace in Detail

Last updated 08/26/2023 Note: This post has been in draft since last fall — I just didn’t get around to updating it and publishing it. I’m going through draft posts, some of which have...

2022 Grape Wines in Detail 0

2022 Grape Wines in Detail

Last updated 11/10/2023 I figured I was done with the “In Detail” blogs for a while, as I have bottled all but the 2021 Super Tuscan and Rhone Blend, and the 2022 Chocolate Raspberry...

Wine 2022 – Update #01 0

Wine 2022 – Update #01

03 October 2022 This fall’s plan thankfully lacks the churn last year’s fall grapes did. Everything is straightforward. In past years I’ve made “field blends”, mixing different grapes and fermenting together to produce a...