Cold stability production steps are a usual norm for many wineries. The purpose of cold stability is to better stabilize the natural tartaric acid from grapes after fermentation. The stabilization processes help minimize the development of tartaric acid crystals, commonly referred to as tartrates or “wine diamonds.” While tartrates pose no threat if consumed, many consumers do not prefer to see them in the wine. Hence, many wineries take arduous steps to cold stabilize their wines.
In December 2019 and January 2020 (date and time TBD), the Darn Good Winemakers webinars will focus on how winemakers can address cold stability in wines. The December 2019 webinar titled, “Reviewing Cold Stability in Wine,” will cover:
- Discuss the purpose of cold stability.
- Review processes used to enhance a wine’s cold stability properties.
- Identify cold stability processes where wineries may not conduct the steps properly.
- Discuss best practices using traditional cold stability techniques (i.e., natural vs. seeding) and how later production processes (e.g., blending) may change a wine’s cold stability properties.
In January 2020, the focus of the webinar will review tartrate inhibitors, how they work, and when they should be applied in wines to minimize the influence of tartaric acid crystals.
Register today for the “Reviewing Cold Stability” webinar by becoming a part of the Darn Good Winemakers: an online network filled with like-minded winemakers that want to learn more to enhance wine quality in their cellars. We’ll focus on ideal commercial winemaking practices, and help others transition out of learned habits or amateur-winemaking techniques.
Beyond the continuous education you’ll receive, you’ll also gain time with Denise to ask her your pertinent wine-related questions without ever paying a consulting fee.
Webinar: To Be Determined (TBD)
Live Winemaking Advice: TBD
It’s an online webinar! You can participate from anywhere you have internet connection.
How can I sign up?
Registration is available through the Darn Good Winemaker network.
You pay a single flat fee for 12 consecutive webinars, hosted once-per-month, with additional Q&A time after each webinar in which you can ask questions pertaining to the webinar topic or issues you’re facing in your actual cellar. When you become a Darn Good Winemaker, you can view previously posted webinars!
Twelve (12) consecutive monthly webinars and the open Q&A time following each webinar is a total, one-time fee of $400. Your registration will provide you with email instructions to access the “Reviewing Cold Stability in Wine” webinar and the next 11 webinars, as well.
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