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Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

Wine Season and New Wine Calculators Released

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Home wine makers are wrapping up the season with late harvests coming in throughout the Northwest. This weekend is going to be the last chance for Oregon Pinot Noir. The California harvest is of course long over by now. Recent wine making activity has inspired me to write a ...

Wine Making Overview

Monday, September 5th, 2011

If you are into making wine, and live in a northern climate, now is the time to start lining up your local grapes. Grapes all over Oregon and Washington will ripen in the next 4-6 weeks. Check local message boards, your local home brew store, or craig's list. I have ...

Basket Press for Fruit Based Brews

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Fermenting crushed berries, grapes, and fruits can be a fun diversion from making beer. Home brewers who make beer already have all the equipment, except for a basket press. I tasted an amazing pear, blueberry, raspberry cider at a home brew club meeting last year. This ...

A Beer Brewer Tries Making Wine

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

I'm going to take a shot at making wine this year. The books I have been reading say to pick good grapes, at the right time, and let nature take its course. I'm not planning on adjusting with sugar or acid, but I will takes notes on the original brix, ...

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