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My blog on wines, beers, and making both.

2023 Vidal in Detail 0

2023 Vidal in Detail

Last updated 11/10/2023 I thought my Metheglin In Detail post would be my last In Detail post for a while, as I didn’t believe I had anything new to say. The intent of these...

2023 Chambourcin in Detail 0

2023 Chambourcin in Detail

Last updated 10/26/2023 As I stated in my 2023 Vidal In Detail post, I didn’t expect to do more of these soon. They’re actually a lot of work, and I don’t want to repeat...

Wine 2023 – Update #03 0

Wine 2023 – Update #03

24 September 2022 Our source for grapes was uncertain throughout August and half of September, so we (me, my son & niece) came up with several alternate plans, one of which included swapping in...

Creating a Winery Logo 0

Creating a Winery Logo

updated 12 September 2023 September 2023 The logo I have used on my labels since 2011 was constructed by a friend for use on a Dungeons & Dragons forum. At the time I was...

Wine Label Creation Process 03 0

Wine Label Creation Process 03

updated 08 September 2023 September 2023 I documented my label creation for a projected 2023 wine, a Cabernet Franc heavy blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in this post. This post regards a Cabernet...

Wine Label Creation Process 02 1

Wine Label Creation Process 02

updated 05 September 2023 September 2023 This post is a follow-on to the first Wine Label Creation Process post, which illustrates a different view into my creation process. Sometimes I get an idea and zero...

Bottle Labels – 2023 0

Bottle Labels – 2023

Wines Bottled in 2023 Note: These labels are from wines bottled in 2023, not started in 2023. We made 2 wines using FWK Tavola Merlot kits — to one we added the pomace for...

Bottle Labels – 2022 0

Bottle Labels – 2022

Wines Bottled in 2022 Note: These labels are from wines bottled in 2022, not started in 2022. Continuing the concept of using a faded background image, the Barbera has a scene from Tuscany. Although...

Bottle Labels – 2021 0

Bottle Labels – 2021

Wines Bottled in 2021 Note: These labels are from wines bottled in 2021, not started in 2021. In the summer 2020, Patrick asked me to make wine for his wedding reception, scheduled for October...

Bottle Labels – 2020 0

Bottle Labels – 2020

Wines Bottled in 2020 Note: These labels are from wines bottled in 2020, not started in 2020. I made another kit for my niece — no, she wasn’t backsliding. A friend wanted half and...