The wines of Spain are varied, high quality and great values. They are also not high on every wine drinker’s list, overshadowed by the more en vogue regions and media promoted producers. Yet every wine drinker should know the wines from Spain, and we introduced the topic in our previous blog (which you can read
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There are many choices for the consumer in today’s wine world, as production expands to new countries, new areas and ever more boutique wineries and winemakers lending their personal interpretation to wine styles. As such it is sometimes too easy to forget about the old guard, the foundations of the world wine community that have
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Bob Pepi has been around the wine industry a long time, almost forty years long, and you might think after that amount of time a person would start to burn out. I had a chance to talk to Bob for a bit recently, and can assure you that he is one wine veteran who is
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*This is a rewrite of the original post due to a data corruption incident – ugh*
Well with this installment we’re pretty much caught up with Joe and the wine making process. It’s now time to wait a few months
Continue reading Joe’s Wine Making Adventure: Installment 6 – Time to Oak!
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With the balancing act hopefully in hand, and the juice settled down again, it was now time to hit the home stretch. Most people like clear wine. These days there is a big push for organic, biodynamic, unfiltered,
Continue reading Joe’s Wine Making Adventure – Installment 5: Clarifying Times
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It’s been a while since we added to the continuing saga of Joe’s journey toward good homemade wine. That’s not to say he hasn’t been busy over the last six months, because he has. It’s just been that he hasn’t had time to
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After crushing the grapes there are still things to do before the juice is ready to be transferred to holding containers for the long haul to winehood. Here are some progress notes on Joe’s journey, from kick starting the fermentation to minding the
Continue reading Joe’s Wine Making Adventure – Installment 3: A Pressing Process
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Here we have the second installment in Joe’s Wine Making Adventure, and now it is getting serious. Grapes are going to get (and actually have been) beaten to a pulp so the fermentation process can begin. This is a great way to learn about wine
Continue reading Joe’s Wine Making Adventure – The Crush!
I have always wanted to make wine, but just have never taken the plunge. Well the next best thing just arrived, in the form of a friend who is taking the leap and starting his wine making adventure. My friend’s name is Joe, and he has graciously agreed to let us follow him on the
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