Drink Local Wine Conference Session Axes Cabernet Sauvignon

This year’s Drink Local Wine Conference was held in Lansdowne, Virginia. One of the surprises came in a session that discussed the grapes that grow well in Virginia. The three winemakers on the panel all axed Cabernet Sauvignon. It wasn’t due to the fact that Cabernet Sauvignon can grow in Virginia. It was due to […]

Thermal Expansion of Wine

It appears that I did not create wine out of thin air. Actually a scientific answer as to why my wine was entering into the air lock and almost over flowing is certainly less creepy. So it appears that thermal expansion of the wine is what occurred. We have had an absolutely wonderful April. The […]

Turning Air into Wine

I’m a bit perplexed. The liquid level in a five-gallon carboy is rising. The liquid level in a one-gallon and half-gallon carboy is remaining constant. I have no idea what is causing this to happen. I know that Jesus turned water into wine. Can I assume that I am turning air into wine? Probably not! […]

Could Something Be Wrong?

Whether the wine is in barrels at a winery or carboys at home, there isn’t as much activity to do with the wine during the winter and spring months. Occasionally I’ll glance at the carboys and then go on with what I was doing. Yesterday, after a seven-day visit to Virginia wineries, I glanced at […]