The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

Monthly archive: 08 2007

Bottling Pinot Gris

Let this wine sit a *little* more than 7 days, just didn’t get around to it.  The benefit is that the wine cleared nicely and does not need to be filtered! Got fast seal tool for shrink caps now, much easier! First bottle just after bottling, not bad at all. Very fruity nose with apples […]

Time to Fill the Cellar

After doing more research on the various types of wine kits, and being so happy and impressed with the “low end” chamblaise kit (which we’re plowing through), I invested in a second chamblaise kit as well as winexpert’s “Bourgeron rouge” red burgundy kit.  The latter should be another quick-drinker requiring just a few months aging […]