Monthly Archives: June 2012

My Trip to the WineMaker Magazine Conference 2012, Finger Lakes New York

As promised, here’s my report on the conference: The fifth annual WineMaker Magazine Conference was held June 1 and 2, 2012, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. It was two days jam packed with informational sessions, various equipment demonstrations, discussions, … Continue reading

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Where it All Begins – Planning My First Homemade Wine

I’ve been debating on what wine I want to make for my first time out. I’m eyeing a couple of kits, and I’ve been looking at fruit wine recipes as well. But last night, the weather deities made the decision … Continue reading

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Time to Rack the Wine…

“We need to rack the wine this weekend,” said my husband, David. “Track the time?” I replied, puzzled. “Crack the rhyme… what?” “No,” he said, trying unsuccessfully to hide his snicker, “RACK the WINE.” David has two wines in carboys … Continue reading

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Why Do it At All? Why I Want to Make Wine

My husband, David, has been making wine at home for years. He even has a business, Noontime Labels, which designs and prints labels for home wine and beer makers, and other small businesses. Check it out! (shameless plug) But for … Continue reading

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My Journey into Home Winemaking

Do you remember the last time you had a desire to do something that was so great, it just couldn’t be denied? If so, then you’ll understand why I got the sudden urge to become a home winemaker. A home … Continue reading

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