Author: Bryan

Making Quick Wine from Commercial Juice 0

Making Quick Wine from Commercial Juice

There are numerous YouTube videos that explain how to make wine from commercial juice in the original bottle, using no special equipment. The claims are the “wine” is ready to drink in as little...

Basic Winemaking Process 0

Basic Winemaking Process

The internet is wonderful, because there is so much information freely available. Simultaneously, the internet is horrible because there is so much incorrect information freely available! Winemaking is a prime example. On WineMakingTalk (a...

Reducing Wine Loss 1

Reducing Wine Loss

Two common  complaints from novice (and sometimes not-so-novice) kit winemakers are: “Why am I not getting 23 liters of wine from a 23 liter wine kit?” “Why did I have to top up the...

2021 Finer Wine Kits – Rapid Ferments 0

2021 Finer Wine Kits – Rapid Ferments

November 2021 The rapid ferments of the Finer Wines Kits (FWK) I’ve recently started surprised me. Prior to this, I’ve had 2 batches out of well over 100 ferment in 4 days. Some took...

2021 Finer Wine Kits – Super Tuscan in Detail 0

2021 Finer Wine Kits – Super Tuscan in Detail

Last updated 11/28/2021 I had not planned to write another “in Detail” blog, but the crazy rapid fermentation of the Rhone Blend has pushed me to try a few things to slow down the...

2021 Super Tuscan 0

2021 Super Tuscan

November 2021 – Eric & I intended to make an Italian blend using 4 lugs of Sangiovese and 1 lug each of different Italian varietals that are not normally blended. It was intended to be...

2021 Rhone Blend 0

2021 Rhone Blend

November 2021 – Eric & I are plowing ahead with our plans to make a Rhone-style wine this fall. While we had intended to do it with fresh grapes, that didn’t work out. So...

2021 Finer Wine Kits – Rhone Blend in Detail 0

2021 Finer Wine Kits – Rhone Blend in Detail

Last updated 11/22/2021 This blog is similar to the Barbera in Detail and Chardonnay in Detail blogs, but has key differences that make it worthwhile for me to record it: kits are the new...

2021 Finer Wine Kits – Chardonnay in Detail 1

2021 Finer Wine Kits – Chardonnay in Detail

Last updated 01/10/2022 This blog is a step-by-step description of making a Finer Wine Kits (FWK) Chardonnay according to their directions. Like my Barbera in Detail post, this is a how-to combined with a...

2021 Chardonnay 1

2021 Chardonnay

November 2021 – The screwy 2021 grape season and Patrick’s wedding messed up my grape plans — delivery was on his wedding day, and I was fairly certain he’d not be pleased if Eric...