High alcohol wine

Alcohol makes wine wine. Take away yeast converting sugar into alcohol, you have grape juice. Nothing wrong with grape juice, but no sage asserts “in grape juice there is truth.” Continue reading “High alcohol wine”

Alcohol in cans

Alcohol containers evoke opinions. Beer aficionados debate bottle, can, keg. Wine cognoscenti reflect on nuances of bottles, bags, and cans. You can even deliberate if spirits in glass, plastic, and metals make a difference. Continue reading “Alcohol in cans”

Grape vine cycle

Grape vines were around long before human beings domesticated them. Today, we bend them to our will with trellis systems, pruning, and propagation through cuttings. But their life cycle remains unchanged. Continue reading “Grape vine cycle”

The amazing grape vine

Grape vines are amazing plants. They are gritty survivors. They grow on every continent except Antarctica. They are the highest and best use of agricultural land, especially when planted in wine grapes. Continue reading “The amazing grape vine”

Old-new world wine

Visit with almost any wine vine grower and they will tell you climate change is indisputably real. And it is both a bad thing and a good thing—depending on where your vineyard is located. Continue reading “Old-new world wine”