Category Archives: General Information

Updates: Homemade Pineapple, Sweet Potato, Banana Wines

Yesterday, Mr. Scribbles and I spent the afternoon tasting and sweetening three of our wines in progress. Here’s our process for back-sweetening wine: 1. Pour a sample of wine. 2. Sniff. 3. Taste a sip. 4. Sniff and taste again. 5. … Continue reading

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Updates? What Wine Blog Updates?

I hit a snag in my winemaking blog. You see, it seems that the posts don’t write themselves. No, really! I know, I know, I was shocked to find that out, too. So anyhow, I’m going to be playing catch-up … Continue reading

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RJ Spagnols En Primeur New Zealand Pinot Noir Wine Kit

Hey, come over here… I’ve got something to show you… Look what the Wine Fairy left on my doorstep! No, not the cat. Look at the box! Oh wait, here, let me open the box. Move out of the way, … Continue reading

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Dragon Blood Wine, Days 1 and 2

Dragon Blood wine is fairly straightforward, and is a good, easy wine for us beginners to play with. It’s also a beautiful dark berry color, and smells heavenly. Or at least, it will until fermentation gets really strong, then it … Continue reading

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Mango Wine Update Plus… Something New!

Yesterday I left the mango wine alone until it was time to transfer it into a carboy to continue fermenting. The SG was .092. Can that possibly be right? Well, that’s what the hydrometer said. Actually, the hydrometer said .992, … Continue reading

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