I wrote an article for Teachstreet.com (no longer around)about a question I am often asked when folks find out I make wine and host a winemaking audio show on the internet.
Commoningly asked, "How do I begin?" I answered in the following article
I've been making wine for over ten years now and when I mention this fact inevitably I am asked, "How do I begin?" As simple as the question is posed, the answer differs depending on your interest, time commitment and oh yes, money.
If you want to make wine you basically have three options.
1. You can make wine from fruit or vegetables.
2. You can make wine from grapes (vinifera).
3. You can make wine from kits.
I would like to explore these three options in this first article and then work on the basic details in future articles. More...
In a second article written for Teachstreet.com, Robert Linder answers the question, "Why test wine?"
You can read more of the article, Why Test Wine? or you can listen to Episode 28 where a group of award-winning amateur winemakers talk about the importance of testing their wines. Finally, Episode 29 features Mark Newton of EnoLab talking about testing your wine. Hmmm do we have a theme going on here? It's February and snowing all over the northern hemisphere, a great time to read and listen about testing you wine, then going into the cellar and, testing your wine.
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