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#WineWednesday Throwback – Sterling Vineyards

3 months ago threadsandvino 0
Sterling Vineyards has some of the most beautiful views in Napa Valley. Coupled with their rock star of a winemaker Harry Hansen,  Sterling Vineyards is creating wines that showcase specific vineyard blocks and bring out flavors that tantalize your palate. Making Sterling a beautiful place to visit,  flowing with delicious vino.  Did you know they Read More

Winemaker Interview: Southern Connecticut Wine Company (#SoConnWineCo)

2 years ago threadsandvino 0
In this week’s “Winemaker Interview,” Amanda talks about how she created Connecticut’s 1st Micro Winery and her love of winemaking. Winemaker: Amanda Brackett of Southern Connecticut Wine Company (Visit) Location: 65 S. Colony Street in Wallingford, Connecticut 06492 Tasting Hours: Thursday – Sunday, Thursday – Friday from 3:00-8:00PM, Saturday Noon-6:00PM,  Sunday – Noon-4:00PM Tasting Options: Enjoy Read More

Quick Suisun Valley Vineyard Update

3 years ago threadsandvino 0
Lanza Musto Vineyards “Bud break in Suisun Valley is on schedule and off to a great start! Early bunch counts also look to be normal.” -Nick Lanza of Lanza Vineyards & Lanza Musto Vineyards Read More

Bring on the Bordeaux! – A Home Wine Making Experience (5)

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
Malolactic Fermentation (MLF) On 11/12 we introduced our wine to 54.4 grams of opti malo and 3.5 grams of vp41. We did this because we wanted our wine to go through malolactic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is when the natural malic acid in wine is converted into lactic acid. Converting the malic acid into lactic acid helps Read More

Bring on the Bordeaux! – A Home Wine Making Experience (3)

4 years ago threadsandvino 5
It’s all in the yeast We waited for our must to come up to a temperature of about 60 degrees and added our yeast starter, opti red, and tannin ft rouge. Below are our reasons for these additions. Yeast occurs naturally on the skins of all wine grapes. If they are left alone, these yeasts Read More

Bring on the Bordeaux! – A Home Wine Making Experience (2)

4 years ago threadsandvino 0
So before I start going into how my wine is doing, I wanted to outline some winemaking terms. Here’s a mini wine vocabulary lesson. Degrees Brix: Expresses the percentage of sugar by weight. This scale is on a Triple Scale Hydrometer. Measuring the Brix by using a hydrometer will help you determine the level of Read More