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Make Wine

Not long ago, if you wanted to create your own bottle of succulent red or crisp white wine you would need to buy a vineyard in Tuscany or the Napa Valley. With the wide availability of grapes, equipment and winemaking information available today, all you need is a few hundreds dollars, some space, and a little spare time.

The basics of winemaking are pretty simple: crush some grape into juice, ferment the juice, strain it, store it, bottle it, and stick a cork in it.

Grapes are available year-round, and winemaking supply stores even sell bottled grape juice made specially for making wine at home. The  other ingredients are sugar and yeast.

The basic equipment for winemaking consist of a glass wine carboy, a cork, and a glass tube.


Wine Making by Marilyn Hageman
Wine Making by Marilyn Hageman


The first step in the process is desteming the grapes in order to have a clean fruit. Then you are ready to crush the grapes. You can march around barefoot in a vat filled with the grapes, if you like, or use a juice extractor. The objective is to separate the skins, seeds, the pulp of the grapes.

Mix the extracted grape juice with sugar and yeast. Pour the ingredients into a carboy and wait for about 6 weeks for the fermentation process do the job.

Zymurgy
Zymurgy (or zymology) is the study of fermentation. The word was originally used to describe the science involved in these processes but it has since become more broadly used to describe the brewing of alcoholic beverages. A zymurgist (or zymologist) is one who studies zymurgy.

Red Winemaking
The first step in making a red wine is to have the grapes perfectly ready to be picked. They need to be picked not only at the proper time in their life cycle, but also at the right time of day to ensure the acids and sugars are all at the right balance for the wine. Click here.

Brewing Cheap Wine
As the title says, this is cheap wine. This hobo-wine is certainly not for connoisseurs. For those who do not expect quality, but want to try an enjoyable, cheap, and easy educational project, this instructional page on wikiHow explains how to make an inexpensive wine at home. All you need is some unconcentrated varietal grape juice, basic winekeeping equipment and an undiscriminating palate. Click here.

Wine Age Acceleration
Makers of wine aging acceleration devices claim they can convert cheap table wines to well-aged, smooth tasting premium vintages using powerful Neodymium magnets -- replicating the Earth´s magnetic field -- that naturally accelerate the aging process in beverages. The longer the wine is exposed to the magnets, the better it gets. Try a taste test with wines of the same vintage and compare with a slow-aged bottle. Aging Accelerator.

Winemaking Defined
Winemaking, or vinification, is the production of wine, starting with selection of the grapes or other produce and ending with bottling the finished wine. Although most wine is made from grapes, it may also be made from other fruit or non-toxic plant material. Mead is a wine that is made with honey being the primary ingredient after water. The science of wine and winemaking is known as oenology (in American English, enology). Wikipedia

Winemaking Resources
From Vines to Wines
From Vines to Wines
The Way to Make Wine
The Way to Make Wine
Home Winemaking Step-by-Step
Home Winemaking Step-by-Step
The Home Winemaker's Companion
The Home Winemaker's Companion
The Joy of Home Wine Making
The Joy of Home Wine Making
Winemaking
Winemaking
The Art of Making Wine
The Art of Making Wine
Zymurgy
Zymurgy 







Wine Press
Wine Press


Pasteur Blanc Champagne Yeast
Pasteur Blanc Champagne Yeast

Mead Activator
Mead Activator

Dried Wine Yeast
Dried Wine Yeast


Carboy
5 Gallon Glass Carboy

Claret Bottles
Claret Bottles

Wine Corks
Wine Corks

Chardonnay and Friends
Chardonnay and Friends

Varietal Wines of British Columbia
Yeast Nutrient
Yeast Nutrient

Educating Peter
Educating Peter

Grapes
Grapes


Wine Making Equipment Kit
Wine Making Equipment Kit

Wine Age Accelerator
Aging Accelarator




How to make wine - crush your own!



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