Education – Winemaking and Viticulture

Grape Growing Bootcamp (OnLine) – Winemaker Magazine

If you’re thinking about starting or expanding your home vineyard, Winemaker Magazine is offering a virtual bootcamp featuring Wes Hagen who writes the “Backyard Vines” articles for the magazine. This on-line session covers most vine-growing basics to help ensure success. See here for the deets. How about a “watch party”? This would be a fun…

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Save The Date: January 28, 2023 – Sensory Training for Winemakers

You make good wines but can you make your wines better? We’re finalizing a multi-part workshop series to help winemakers increase their knowledge and develop skills in identifying tastes and aromas in wines. While most of what we taste and smell in wines is likeable, there are times when they’re not. We’ll learn to identify…

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Harvest and Wine Math

The Beverage People in Santa Rosa is a fermentations supply house with lots of resources for wine and beer makers. They recently published a Harvest and Wine Math article available on their website. This guide has formulas for units of measurements, estimating yield from grape poundage, and making brix and acid adjustments. Their website has…

Wine Barrel Care Guide for Home Winemakers

The Beverage People, Sonoma County’s one-stop wine making and all things fermentation supply store has updated their Wine Barrel Care Guide for Home Winemakers.  The 2021 publication covers what’s needed so that your barrels continue to help you make good wines even after years of use.  The guide’s topics include hydration, pH balance, cleaning, and…