How to Make Wine: Sonoma County

A few months back, the state of California passed a law concerning wine makers.  The law requires that wines produced in Sonoma must say “Sonoma County” while already designated with other Sonoma appellations such as Sonoma Coat and Russian River. While there has been some resistance, the movement is substantially supported in favor of the inclusion.  The idea of the addition is to somewhat brand the particular cast of wine into a widely-recognized regional specialist, much like Napa Valley.  Several smaller wineries insisted that the...

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Can You Spot Your Wines?

I did pretty well at guessing which was which, but I must admit I was off a a couple *blush*. See if you can do better:

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A Little Know-How Goes Far

How Understanding Makes Better Wine You’ll uncover lots of processes to understand wine. You’ll have the ability to select a popular winery to looking for the very best food combinations, nearly whatever you do with vino is entertaining. The most effective processes to enjoy vino is which makes it yourself. Should you make your own wine you’ll be surprised how simple the operation is, should you possess proper tools. Benefit from the fruits in the labor, by thinking about making your wine. You’ll have the ability to...

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Tips on Equipment

It’s important in the beginning to sterilize all the equipment and supplies you’ll be using. Very hot water will do, or if you’d rather not run the risk of burning yourself, sanitizer will do the job. Begin the process by pouring the juice in your (newly sterilized!) 5-gallon container. Next we’re going to sterilize that juice by adding 4 Campden Tablets, which will rid the juice of any possible bacteria present. For best results, crush the tablets and dissolve them in some warm water. Pour this into your juice and let it sit...

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The Right Wine Making Equipment

Make Your Own Wine With The Right Tools There’s lots of ways to take pleasure in homemade wine. From choosing a favorite appellation to tinkering with different food combinations, there is always a time for wine. Among the best ways to take pleasure in wine, however, would be to make it yourself. The process is actually quite simple, that is to say with the proper tools. Enjoy the fruits of your labor, literally by making your wine. You can share it with your friends, you can give it as a gift, or just appreciate it when you...

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Wine Making Regions

The Top 6 Wine Producing Regions of France France can be divided up into 12 well known wine producing regions. Just because a wine is made in one of the regions does not give it the right to use the name of that region. In order to protect the quality of the names, the French developed the INAO, the institute of controlled names of origins. This organization uses factors such a geography, grape variety, harvest, alcohol content and wine making process, to determine whether a vineyard has the right to use the regional name on their bottle. This...

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