Corks and Screw Caps for Winemaking: What are the Differences?

February 14th, 2018

As you may already know, there are two main ways to seal wine bottles. One way is the traditional cork method that has a long and illustrious history in winemaking. The other is the newer method of screw caps. While both perform that basic function adequately for basic storage and aging, there are distinct differences

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Uses and Applications of Wine Filter Cartridges in Winemaking

January 30th, 2018

Wine goes through a wide assortment of stages before it is ready to pour into bottles to complete the process through aging. One such stage is the filtration one in which you remove unwanted particles either to improve the clarity or purity of the wine mixture. Different filters are available for filtration today, but one

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How Does a Europress Grape Crusher Work?

January 18th, 2018

To make delicious wine, grapes need to go through different processing stages. Once the workers harvest the grapes, they first need to be thoroughly washed before they are ready for the next stage which is crushing. Years ago, the only way to perform the latter action was by manual means. This made the winemaking process

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Filtration Methods in Winemaking

December 8th, 2017

Filtration has long been an important step in the winemaking process for wineries of all sizes around the globe. This process helps achieve the best possible texture, taste, consistency and stability of wines before they are bottled for distribution and sale to consumers. Various types of filtration methods are still used today, and there are

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Purposes of Bottle Wax in Winemaking

December 4th, 2017

Two main methods of sealing wine bottles are commonly used by winemakers today. These ways of sealing the cork securely into the wine bottle are by placing a wax sealant over the corked bottle top or applying a sleeve of heat-shrink plastic. Today, these plastic sleeves are often found on lower-priced commercial wines since this

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Small Equipment for Winemaking: Available at Grapeworks Consumables

November 8th, 2017

When setting up a winemaking operation, there are variety of machinery and equipment pieces necessary to process the grape must in the right manner. While some of these pieces are quite large to fulfil their purpose, there are small tools and equipment that you will learn has their purpose as well. These small pieces are

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Essential Wine Storage Tips to Remember

November 3rd, 2017

Once you carefully craft your wine, you must also store it correctly to keep it in an ideal condition for consumption. Proper wine storage includes the right temperature setting, humidity level, position of the bottles and more. This may sound a bit complicated, but it is not. We share some essential wine storage tips below

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What are the Items You Need for Wine Analysis?

October 24th, 2017

The craft of winemaking blends both passion and science into one tasty art-form. People have been making wine for longer than we’ve all been around and people will keep on doing it into the future. No reason not to get involved, right? While making wine has a low barrier for entry, the best vintners follow

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What are Tannins?

October 11th, 2017

Tannins are polyphenols that occur naturally in plants, wood, fruit skins and some seeds. They lend a bitter taste and increase the astringent qualities of such substances as red wines. Although some white wines contain tannins if they have been aged in wooden kegs or barrels, tannins are most common to red wines. Certain types

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Causes of Wine Spoilage and How to Prevent Them

September 27th, 2017

Wine success depends on a delicate balance of the right grapes, additives, processing methods and fermentation techniques. When this balance is ideal, the results are perfection. At times, though, winemaking runs afoul and wine spoilage occurs. There is no one cause of this spoilage rather different issues can create the right atmosphere for the wine

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