Author: Bryan

2022 Merlot / Tempranillo 0

2022 Merlot / Tempranillo

October 2022 We are trying 2 experiments of the same type this fall. Our main batches are 8 lugs each Grenache and Tempranillo. We took the pomace from each and added to it a...

2022 Merlot / Grenache 0

2022 Merlot / Grenache

October 2022 We are trying 2 experiments of the same type this fall. Our main batches are 8 lugs each Grenache and Tempranillo. We took the pomace from each and added to it a...

Comparison of Oak Adjuncts 0

Comparison of Oak Adjuncts

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 to impart...

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 – Grape Wines in Detail 0

2022 – Grape Wines in Detail

Last updated 10/21/2022 NOTE — this post is currently in a flux state, as I bring it up to date. If something doesn’t make sense, give it time — it will. Just not today....

Wine 2022 – Update #01 0

Wine 2022 – Update #01

03 October 2021 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...

2022 Strawberry 0

2022 Strawberry

June 2022 Label Peelers did it to me again — they advertised a 72 hour BOGO sale on Finer Wine Kits, so I had to buy more kits! Unfortunately, I hesitated. I was going...

2022 Blackberry 0

2022 Blackberry

June 2022 Label Peelers did it to me again — they advertised a 72 hour BOGO sale on Finer Wine Kits, so I had to buy more kits! Unfortunately, I hesitated. I was going...