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New World Wine Maker

“Late-season fertigation of wine grapes is too late”… “La fertirrigation tardive de la vigne est trop tardive”…

 “Late-season fertigation of wine grapes is too late”… We can demonstrate the opposite!

While fertigation has become an integral part of the cultivation of many crops, it is rarely used by g…

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A List of Details

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 Winemaker as Artist

A winemaker is a sensory artist. His pigment is a drawn from the vineyard and his brush a stainless steel tank or oak barrel. There are no two identical wines. Each wine is unique if you searc…

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Wine Phenols – White Varietal Processing Considerations

Separation of free-run and press-fraction juice is commonly practiced in wineries. In regards to phenolics, press-fraction juice will have higher concentrations of flavonoid phenols due to higher solu…

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If Only the Grapes Were the Whole Story

It’s no simple task. Unlike processed foods, wine is not required to have its ingredients listed on the label. This contributes to the belief that any wine is elemental, like fruits, vegetables and…

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Armageddon… don’t let it happen in your cellar! (Part 1)

Not only humans (and don’t forget the dinosaurs) are subject to mass extinction. Micro-organisms are intimately sensitive to changes in their environment. Take a tank of fermenting must. The savvy w…

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