Author: Bryan

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

 September 2020 – A family member asked me to make wine for an event in the Fall 2021 … so I’m making this one and a Chardonnay. Note: This is the first time I’m...

2020 Chardonnay

2020 Chardonnay

 September 2020 – A family member asked me to make wine for an event in the Fall 2021 … so I’m making this one and a Cabernet Sauvignon. Note: This is the first time...

Winemaking 101 – Episode 8 – What Is Wine?

Winemaking 101 – Episode 8 – What Is Wine?

I participate on Wine Making Talk, a wine maker’s forum. My time is mixed between general discussions and helping others — especially newbies — with the wine making process, problems, and general advice. For...

Winemaking 101 – Episode 7 – When Things Go  Wrong

Winemaking 101 – Episode 7 – When Things Go Wrong

Things sometimes go wrong in wine making, meaning the final product is not what was intended. Typical problems result from an undesired yeast or bacteria growing in the wine, or oxidation from too much...

Fall 2020 Wine Making Plans

Fall 2020 Wine Making Plans

I made 3 different wines from fresh grapes last year (2019) — Malbec, Merlot, and Zinfandel. I purchased five 36 lb lugs of each, a total of 15 lugs (540 lbs of grapes). If...

2020 Pinot Noir

2020 Pinot Noir

 April 2020 – My niece asked me to make her — yet — another wine. She expressed an interest in Pinot Noir, and last time I was in American  Brewmaster, they had one on...