A Delicious Wine Fault

We made some wine from the few pounds if Niagara harvested from our property last fall. Only six 375 ml bottles were made. This was really a small lot. However, we tended the vines and grapes, harvested the grapes and made wine. The whole experience was valuable. I fermented the wine to dry however wanted […]

Cabernet Sauvignon Aging Nicely

We had an opportunity to stop by Vint Hill Craft Winery yesterday to taste our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon still in a French oak barrel. The last time we tasted it was last summer. Wow! What a difference eight months can make. The fruity character of the wine was present as it was last summer, a […]

Chicken-wire chemistry for winegrowers and winemakers

If one attends the winemaking sessions at Wineries Unlimited, they’ll quickly realize the presenters know their chemistry. Be prepared for slides with chicken wire-like images of molecules representing tannins, proteins and others. Speaker Clark Smith, who during his sixty-minute presentation made three statements that I didn’t understand any of the words in the sentences, challenged […]