Year: 2017

Filtration Methods in Winemaking

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

Blog | 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

Blog | 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?

Blog | 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?

Blog | 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

Blog | 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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Filtration and Clarification in Winemaking: How Important is this?

Blog | September 13th, 2017

Filtration is usually a valuable step for stabilising and clarifying wines during the final stages of the winemaking process. All wines gain some amount of clarification through settling and racking. In addition, the majority of wines are filtered. However, the wine producer makes the final decision of whether or not to filter a wine, often

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Laboratory Chemicals for Winemaking: Why Do You Need Them?

Blog | August 28th, 2017

While the grapes are the basis for a great wine, the juice from them cannot turn into the ideal wine without assistance from certain laboratory chemicals. Chemicals assist with various stages of winemaking, including fermentation. For this reason, you need to understand which chemicals to add to achieve the desired outcome for your batch of

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The Importance of SnapMax Vine Guards in Grape Growing for Winemaking

Blog | August 11th, 2017

A flavourful wine starts in the vineyard since it takes quality grapes to create one. For this reason, the vineyard owners must carefully nurture the grape vines from planting to harvest time to ensure that the fruit on them matures properly. Vineyard workers utilize various cultivation methods and traditions, including the use of vine guards

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