The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

Monthly archive: 07 2007

One Month Tasting of Cab-Merlot

To try to cheer myself up after the filtering debaucle, I broke out a bottle of my first wine – it’s one month old today!  There is a little weird soapiness on the nose, and the wine is actually quite fizzy, too. I decanted for a while and tasted in Spiegelau cabernet glass. Some fruit […]

Filtering Wine Continued

The vinbrite gravity filtering unit is a little intimidating.  It’s easy to put together, then I ran some water through the siphon plus filter unit, then set it up to filter the wine.  It doesn’t sit in the top of the carboy very stably, so I did hold on to it for most of the […]

Filtering Wine

After some research about wine NOT clearing like it’s supposed to, I have come to the conclusion that I will have to filter this wine.  I put in my order for a VinBrite gravity filter.  Hopefully it will do the trick.

The Key Word is Clearing

I’m a bit annoyed at the chamblaise, there’s all sorts of *stuff* stuck to the side of the carboy, and it’s getting carried over when I rack the wine.  It sat long enough, I’ll look into problems with clearing and try to figure out what to do about it.  No bottling today!