Another year has passed, and the rear-view mirror is full! I always use this time as an opportunity to reflect on what’s happened. In doing so I have come up with a list of my top 10 favorite wine making posts.
These are wine making post that I feel have been helpful, entertaining and interesting. They are listed in no particular order. You might want to give them a once-over and see if there’s anything that piques your interest:
- Keeping Fruit Wines In Fruity Balance
Learn how: sugar, fruit and alcohol level all come together to create balance in a homemade wine.
- 7 Random Winemaking Facts…
A listing of winemaking trivia that my surprise you. Take a look and see how many of the 7 you already know.
- In Plain English: The Difference Between pH And Titratable Acidity In Wine
Understanding pH and titratable acid is the key to having a wine that tastes great and is stable. This post takes a complicated topic and distilled it down to something that’s easy to understand.
- A Simple Guide To Metabisulfites
Covers the differences among Sodium Metabisulfite, Potassium Metabisulfite and Campden Tablets and how much this difference really matters.
- What’s The Difference Between Crushing And Pressing Grapes?
The blog post clears up some of the confusion surround crushing and pressing. How are they different, and what are their purposes.
- How To Handle That Last Bit Of Sediment
A handy little article the gives some quick pointers about racking your wine — how to do it more efficiently so as to lose less wine with less work.
- Is Oxygen Good Or Bad For Wine?
Knowing how to leverage air exposure to your advantage can go a long ways in producing a healthy, stable wine. See how easy it is.
- Picking When To Pick
This is actually a 4 part series of posts that contain some solid information on how to determine the optimal time to harvest your grapes.
- What On Earth Is Bottle Shock?
Learn how bottle shock affect both commercial and homemade wines, particularly after bottling, and how manage this phenomenon.
- 5 Myths About Homemade Wine
Here are the top 5 myths that many non-home-winemakers believe. These are misconceptions that keep many from enjoying this rewarding hobby.
Ed Kraus is a 3rd generation home brewer/winemaker and has been an owner of E. C. Kraus since 1999. He has been helping individuals make better wine and beer for over 25 years.