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Guide to Oaking Your Wine

Certain wines can certainly benefit from the addition of oak chips. Just a few of these wines include Chardonays, […]

The Different Types of Wine

One of the most common questions you may have when you begin considering making homemade wine is what type […]

Wine Making Guides

How to Get Started Making Wine at Home

If you have given some thought to the idea of making wine at home but just haven¬ít quite gotten around to it yet, there is no reason to delay any longer. Thousands of people around the world happily enjoy the benefits and rewards of making their own wine. While certain equipment is required, you do not need to make a prohibitive investment or even have a large space in order to enjoy a hobby that can be quite rewarding. In reality, making wine at home is much […]

Guide to The Basics of Winemaking

Before you begin your first batch of wine, it is a good idea to understand something of the background of wine and the basics of winemaking. Today there are certainly many kits which can be purchased which will walk you step by step through the process of winemaking. Even so, you may find that you enjoy and appreciate the results all the more for understanding the background of each step. Wine is produced by fermenting grapes that have been freshly harvested. While many people today have taken […]

Testing and Adjusting Your Wine

Two of the keys to making a great batch of wine are testing and making adjustments based on those tests. There are two critical areas where you will need to perform tests and possibly make adjustments. Those are sugar and acid levels. As you are already aware, the sugar level of your wine is incredibly important as it is the sugar that the yeast feeds off of in order to produce the alcohol. The amount of sugar that you start your batch with will ultimately determine the […]

Guide to Temperature Storage of Wine

After your wine has been bottled you will need to take careful steps to ensure that careful temperatures are maintained in order for the wine to remain stable. In most cases, it is best to store your wine in cool temperatures. For long-term storage, most bottled wines do better when stored at a temperature of about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The reason why it is so important to store wine at cool temperatures is because cool temperatures help to reduce the effects of oxidation. Keep in mind; however, […]