Tag Archives: vignoles

CORKING.ABOUT

Midnight nears. I have not packed for our trip. My wine rests in thirty bottles but they need closure, literally and figuratively. Because I saved bottles, this vignoles venture will not see me experimenting with screw-caps. Although, I really really … Continue reading

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HUMAN.SIPHON

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

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MINIMAL.RETURNS

Chilling wine in an ice tank did crystallize a small amount of tartaric acid. Moving the wine to the freezing outdoors for another week just wore me out. Sure, it was cold in the car. But re-parking in the shade … Continue reading

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WANDERING.WINE

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

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ELEVATING.ESCAPISM

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

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