The Role of Yeast in Winemaking

July 12th, 2018

Yeast plays such a crucial role in winemaking that without its presence, you cannot turn grape juice into wine. The juice simply will not ferment without the help of yeast. While some wild yeast is present in all grapes, this type of yeast is not always predictable and therefore, winemakers must use other types of

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Small Tools and Equipment for Winemaking: Important Things Winemakers Must Have

June 25th, 2018

To be fully equipped for all of the processes of winemaking from the start all of the way through to the bottling and capping stage, winemakers need a wide range of supplies, tools, machinery and equipment. While some of the latter three are quite large in size, there are a number of small tools and

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The Use of Carbonators in Sparkling Winemaking

June 8th, 2018

Sparkling wine provides an effervescent experience that is unique in comparison to other types of wine. While sparkling wine can result from just fermentation, there currently is a rise in the use of carbonators to accomplish favourable results with this type of wine. These machines force gas bubbles into the wine in an efficient, fast

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Benefits of Custom Designed Labels and Muselets in Winemaking

May 27th, 2018

Once you complete the winemaking process for your wine, it is time to package it appropriately to promote your brand effectively. Bottles only are part of this packaging since you also need to select other elements such as muselets and labels. While there are stock versions of the latter two items that you can use,

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The Use of Gum Arabic Liquid in Winemaking

May 9th, 2018

As all winemakers must learn, winemaking is a delicate chemical process that they must perform in the right manner to receive favourable results. The technique of extracting the juice from the grapes is just a small part of making the ideal wine since the juice needs to ferment correctly to transform into the wine of

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Functions and Uses of Filtration Materials in Winemaking

April 26th, 2018

Wine has to go through a number of different processes before it is ready for consumption. One of the processes that you may choose to put your wine through is filtration during the final stages of winemaking to stabilise it and ensure that is has the proper clarity. Wines can develop a certain amount of

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How Environmental Temperature and Humidity Affect Wine Quality

April 11th, 2018

While the outdoor climate affects how slowly or quickly grapes mature on the vine and their characteristics, indoor environmental temperature and humidity also affect the quality of your batch of wine. If the finished product is not stored properly, its aging process will not proceed in the ideal fashion. For this reason, we explain how

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Wine Packaging for Wine Makers

March 28th, 2018

Before wine connoisseurs even know what a wine tastes like, they are drawn to its packaging. For this reason, wine makers need to carefully select the right wine packaging in order to attract customers to their product. Along with this, the packaging should be properly put together to ensure that the wine stays in the

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Five Factors That Affect Wine Quality

March 20th, 2018

Knowledge is power in all aspects of life, and this includes winemaking. Before you venture into making any type of wine, you should understand factors that can affect the outcome of your efforts. When you take time to learn at least some of the influencing factors, you increase your chance of success with the flavour,

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Winemaking at Home: What Are the Basic Things That You Need?

February 28th, 2018

Before you venture into winemaking at your house, you need to understand what basic things you need to purchase to perform winemaking at home in an efficient, successful manner. The first thing on your list should be to purchase a book on winemaking that details all the step by step instructions of the process. There

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