Category: Mental Meanderings

Ideas that don’t fit other categories

How I Blend Wines 2

How I Blend Wines

updated 06/09/2024 While my “white papers” are (mostly) scientifically based, anything in the “Mental Meanderings” category is more a matter of opinion. This post is in the “I’m not sure” category, so I posted...

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...

Wine Label Creation Process 01 5

Wine Label Creation Process 01

updated 09 August 2023 August 2023 We are ramping up to bottle the Merlot/Grenache and Merlot/Tempranillo, so I checked the sample labels. We haven’t made a decision yet on which to use, but I’m...

Wine Ratings and Prices 1

Wine Ratings and Prices

A common question on WineMakingTalk is, “If I make XXX, how does that compare to a $$$ wine?” What is the Yardstick? This is an impossible question to answer, as the price of the...

Clearing Wine Without Geysers 0

Clearing Wine Without Geysers

Last night I made two mistakes, one of which could have had tragic consequences. Last night I racked 2 wines — a Chocolate / Raspberry Port whose SG is 0.998 and appears done, and...

2021 Finer Wine Kits – Rapid Ferments 0

2021 Finer Wine Kits – Rapid Ferments

last updated 24 February 2022 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...

Successful Red Blends 0

Successful Red Blends

Updated 19 July 2023 On Wine Making Talk, a common question regards what wines to use in making blends, and in what proportions. Granted, each batch of wine is different so there’s no guaranteed...