Winemakers often get overly ambitious at the start of a harvest season. It’s an opportunity to try new techniques, alter wine additions, and create something they previously imagined. However, conquering the fundamentals associated with winemaking often provides a solid foundation for crafting really great wines. This includes things like: Having sound sanitation practices. Receiving and […]
Getting Stabilization and Bottling to Work for You!
Another quarterly update here! This past quarter, the biggest struggle I have seen among wineries is getting wine stabilization order or winemaking techniques correct, as well as general bottling order. Winemakers that wear multiple hats at a winery (think: needing to prune vines while also stabilizing those past vintage wines left in the cellar) often […]
3 Tips for Better Protein (Heat) Stabilization
For many wines, avoiding a protein haze is a primary objective to obtain visual appeal. Yet, many winemakers struggle with protein stability from logistical and wine quality perspectives. This month’s post reviews three tips on enhancing wine quality with better logistical planning for protein stabilization. The best part: any winery of any size can accomplish […]
3 Hot Winemaking Topics! An Update
Hello everyone! This month I’m checking in via an alternative media: a video! Some of you may recall I tried to do this in 2020, but obvious circumstances quickly changed my direction for the remainder of the year. So now I’m back! With a short new video talking about some changes coming for 2021, new […]
Wine Stabilization and Pre-Bottling Secrets for Success
I have come to find that most winemakers struggle with operations that occur before bottling or packaging. This includes operations after malolactic fermentation is complete, while the wine is in storage, blending, stabilization, filtration, and bottling itself. Many may wonder what the “best” order is to complete various operations, or even find themselves asking how […]
Real Winemaking Questions, Answered!
Successfully Conquer Cold Stability, Films, Protein Stability, & More! Like a winemaking card catalog, I siphon through all of the information that is out there, selecting the tool that is going to most benefit your operation and provide you with an immediate answer.” — Denise M. Gardner I wanted to take some time to introduce […]