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New World Wine Maker

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Every time someone speaks of a great new winemaking process such as cold maceration or délestage, it’s time to ask yourself “Is this consistent with the style of wine I want to make?” Will th…

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The (Colloidal) Matrix part II

Trinity: Dodge this…

Unfortunately, like most things in life I suppose, too much of a good thing can be bad…and sometimes even dangerous. Although there is a significant upside to the use of he…

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Why do we get hangovers?

It’s happened to the best of us and, unfortunately, we all know the feeling: Waking up the next morning, feeling like death warmed up and swearing you’ll never drink again. But what exactly is a h…

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Brettano what?

Few things in life are as annoying as a smart ass. Unfortunately the wine scene is full of them. I’m sure the majority of people have come across the wine snob – you know, the guy that will casual…

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A little goat cheese with your wine?

To say that something tastes “goaty,” in common parlance, is to say that it tastes like goat milk or cheese. I suppose that English-speakers are, in general, more familiar with goat-derived dairy…

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Something is rotten in the state of Denmark…

Is Brett a bad thing? Mmmm….How long is a piece of string? But as a winemaker you should probably have a decent, well informed opinion about Brettanomyces and what it does in wine. I remember as a s…

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