Tag Archives: Tasting

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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Sparkling Mango Wine? Don’t Mind If I Do!

Last weekend, we carefully lifted a champagne bottle out of the fridge. “Do you think it worked?” I asked, trembling with anticipation. “It looks like it has bubbles,” was Mr. Scribbles’ reply. Off came the wire basket, and the stopper began … Continue reading

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Tasting Notes – Dragon Blood 2012

Happy New Year! Okay. So, here’s the thing. I’m not allowed to buy make another wine kit until I catch up with my other wines here on Wine Scribbles. My blog, my rules. I’m way behind… And there’s a kit … Continue reading

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Chaucer’s Cellars Honey Mead – Tasting Notes

Happy Mead Day! I know I need to catch up with my wine notes, but today I wanted to talk about a mead I just tried. I had my first mead many years ago. A friend who was a homebrewer … Continue reading

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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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