Every Monday, discover new wines, regions, and ways to understand this fermenting sea.
Munching Vidal Blanc on Keuka Lake, New York
Weeks of chilling and racking the wine into near clear perfection have passed. It seems like a lifetime since I blew it up and even longer since I traveled to the Finger Lakes to buy juice. The tank has traveled … Continue reading
Brace yourself. My hunt for winecraft’s golden fleece, cold stabilization, has brought the glass carboy to the car. The outdoor freeze presents my last chance to chill the wine. But dangers and complications ensue… A bleary but hopeful the morning … Continue reading
It is Thanksgiving break. The students have left. Now is my chance to truly cold stabilize my wine. A week of ice bucket chilling and siphoning helped to remove most of the floating solids. Yet the wine never got below … Continue reading