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Posted on 14 July 2012.
People who engage in home winemaking, usually fall into two distinct categories. Some of these people are the hobbyists who just like making wine part time and derive joy in having other people experience the wonderful creation that they have made. These people love to share their wine among family as well as friends. For such people it is nothing more than a hobby that they enjoy.
However, there are other people. These people take this hobby a little more seriously than the others. They don’t make wine solely for the sake of enjoyment and they are after perfection. Their wine is shared with friends and family but the primary purpose is to get the general feeling of the wine and to know how good it tastes. These people take their winemaking very seriously and they are proud about their creations and not just the process it entails. Their focus is on creating the wine with the best flavor possible, winemaking is a whole lot more to them that such a simple hobby and though it isn’t an occupation, it is very nearly an obsession.
These sorts of people are the serious winemakers who challenge other people like themselves in serious contests on a countrywide basis. Every year from seasons like spring to fall, wine fairs are held in the country and allow entrance to different people just as long as their wines fall into the group of wines which awards are being given for. Every category has certain requirements which should be met. A small entrance fee may also be required to enter such ventures.
A number of wine contests stipulate that the wine should be bottled in bottles that have no label attached. Instead of labels, the entry tags will be what are used instead. Different contests will allow a different number of bottles to be entered into specific categories. Limits will be set however for anywhere from one to five bottles. The person who is entering the competition will be permitted to select from a number of different categories and each contest will have different rules which concern the number of bottles which may be entered by a single person. Sometimes they will want the entrants to belong to specific clubs or associations, before they can enter such competitions. Some events have less stringent rules and will simply allow anyone who has made a good bottle of wine enter into the competition. At the end of the competition winners in each category will be matched against each other so the best of the lot can be decided. At this stage everybody wants to be the one who wins.
Certain categories in wine contests will include dry wine in white, red, fruit, novelty, and rose or blended variants. These same variants may also apply to sweet wines. Categories will also exist for sparkling wines as well as dessert wines. Both sweet and dry wines should have the necessary amounts of each flavor. Dessert wines may be required to have a certain percentage of alcohol before they qualify. The rules depend on who is hosting the competition.
Posted on 14 April 2012.
In spite of the common belief, winemaking is a very simple process that can be done anywhere with the most ordinary ingredients. This art has come to us, the modern man, though ages and ages of wisdom and experience. In ancient times, winemaking was simple, fast and the result was exceptional. In modern days, there are a lot of ways to make wine, some simple on the lines our ancestors, and some as complicated as you would like them.
Thankfully, home made wines have become a fad the world over and with the pleasure of making wine at home, the demand for better ingredients, automation and fast maturity of the wine have grown by leaps and bounds.
The modernization has not, as expected, improved in any way the process of wine making. You can still the best wines in the traditional way at home, with the ingredients that you can pick from the shelf of your kitchen. However, the hi-tech’s contribution has been to fast forward the maturity time of the wine. This development has made it possible for people to have their wine, almost immediately after it has been bottled and dispatched to the market. Many love this development because the patience of a human being is not the same today, that had been some hundred years ago.
The second great achievement and gift of science-technology to the making of wine is that the grapes quality has become much better, and much more uniform in taste. Hence, the wine’s flavor is fast to develop and better to taste.
What the modern could not do, was to improve in any way the art of wine making. The basic wine making art remains the same.
This is the basic process and no matter what twists and turns you add to it, the process remains this much. The complications that you read in different recipes are most of the times unnecessary and avoidable. Stick to the ancient style of wine-making and you can do no wrong.
Posted on 06 March 2012.
In this world where inflation is the order of the day, and salaries are stagnant making the ends meet, even with only the basic amenities, has become a great challenge. The problem gets compounded when you find yourself crave for a few small pleasure that have now moved out of your reach – such as a good glass of wine occasionally.
People tend to get frustrated when they are unable to have a little enjoyment every once in a while. And when they do, their productivity goes down; their interaction quality gets down, and so on which catapults the person into depression. To cut a long story short, it is better to find ways of indulging in yourself every now and then, to prevent the possibility of depression. Many times, just a good glass of wine with a good hot meal can do wonders.
Wine is expensive, true. However, there are many ways in which anyone can make quite good wine right at home with ingredients that are already there on the kitchen shelf. That means, you can make good wine at no additional expense to you, no fancy tools, etc.
The basic tools you will need to make wine at home are simple too. You will need a container where you could measure a gallon of liquid. Then, you will need a normal cup to measure sugar. You will need a container with cover where you will have to agitate the mixture to mix it well. It has to be covered or you will not be able to shake it vigorously and hence the quality of your home-made wine will suffer.
You will need a water heater, where you will warm a bit of water to dissolve the yeast (or hydrate it). This could be done in a cup also.
Next you will a few balloons – actually you will need only one, but sometimes the balloon bursts and you will need to replace it fast, so it is always good to have 2-3 extra ones on hand. Since the balloon will need to be fixed very tightly to the mount of the container, it is good if you also have some twine or a good rubber band to fix it. It so happens that the fermentation will push the balloon off the container sometimes.
Once the wine is done (you will know that process is over when the balloon that was tied at the mouth of the container deflates) you will need to take out the wine through a strainer into another container. The strainer should be extra-extra fine since anything else will allow the residue pass through giving you a murky wine. The wine should be totally crystal clear and for that purpose the best tool would be a clean piece of cheese cloth.
Once the wine has been strained thoroughly and has absolutely no dregs in it, your wine is ready for consumption. Before doing so, you would need to store in appropriate containers. Hence, you will need some nice bottles (there are a lot of fancy bottles available at very competitive prices) to pour it in. These bottles should be sealed ideally with a cork. So, for each bottle you should have an appropriately sized cork to the bottle can be sealed for storage.
Storage, brings us to the next step of tool requirement. You can store wine in the fridge – this would be for immediate use – and on a specifically designed for this purpose, wine rack. A wine rack makes it possible to keep the wine bottle in a reclined position, which is the best way to store it. The longer it stays this way, the better the wine becomes. So, the quality of the wine stack should be such that it can be used for a long time.
All in all – these are the tools you will need to make your own wine at home.
Posted on 11 February 2012.
fruitwinemaking.net ..Want to learn how to make your own wine at home. You can learn how today by visiting FruitwineMaking.net. FruitwineMaking.net offers simple step by step instruction tips and recipes from experienced fruit wine makers.
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Posted on 02 February 2012.
www.makingwineeasy.com Making your own wine. Make your own wine at home using simple equipment and ingredients. Get access to a huge library of homemade wine tips, videos, articles and books.
Picking grapes ourselfs , and making wine at home ……it feel’s great !!!! Mark and Greetje .
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Posted on 01 February 2012.
Home winemakers are shown picking, crushing, pressing and bottling 1000 lb batches of wine, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvingnon, and Merlot at Mann Vinyards in Gilroy, CA.
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www.FreeGuideToSecrets.com Wine Making When it comes to revelry and merry making, one drink that is often seen as accompanying such enjoyment is wine. Wine is a very popular drink consumed by almost everyone particularly events that are very important to a person. Though seen by many as a drink only the rich can afford, wine today is consumed by almost everyone across all social categories. How Wine Is Made Wine is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting the juice extracted from grapes. Varieties of yeast are employed, which consume the natural sugar found in grape juice and convert them into alcohol. The result is a delectable drink that is a toast for so many occasions and for so many generations now. The process of wine making is known as vinification. This is a lengthy and delicate process that starts with selecting the right grapes to use in producing the liquor. Generally, vinification is divided into two types: production of still wine, which does not utilize the carbonation process, and sparkling wine, which makes use of the carbonation process. To learn more on how you can start making your own wine from the comfort of your own home, please visit: www.FreeGuideToSecrets.com
Posted on 27 January 2012.
Stirring the homemade fruit mash to make wine is important for fermentation. Learn how to stew the batch of organic wine at home in this free wine making video. Expert: Jeff Belli Bio: Jeff Belli heads his own business, Chi of Me, located in middle Tennessee. Coming from a family with a long tradition in gardening, Jeff is passionate about having a positive impact on Mother Earth. Filmmaker: Doug Craig
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Posted on 27 January 2012.
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More on homemadewine.com where I’ve detailed specific equipment and supplies you’ll need for making wine at home. This video is of one batch of Cabernet I’d made at home and you get to meet my dad virtually who is enjoying the glass of finished product in this video! The bubbling, fermenting wine is called “must” and seems to sing and makes my kitchen smell incredible!
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Posted on 21 January 2012.
Part 2 of Mike attempting to make Cabernet Sauvignon with a home winemaking kit. Step-by-step process from the sterilizing of the equipment to the pitching of the yeast. More info at SuppleWine.com.
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Posted on 15 January 2012.
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Posted on 04 January 2012.
Picking Elderberries for Home Winemaking in WV
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Posted on 29 December 2011.
Guide To Home Wine Making by Learn To Brew shows you how to produce quality wines in just a few short weeks with little cost and effort. This video guides you in an easily understood methodology for home wine making, helping you better understand the steps to wine making so that you can create the finest wine possible and learn to master the art of home wine making. Features: * Easy to Follow Instructions * Complete Wine Equipment List and Descriptions * Easy Reference Menu * Visual Aid to Winemaking * much more….
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