Assistant Winemaker Maggie Kruse discusses how Jordan winemakers approach bottling wine, including quality control measures with tastings, glass, cork, labels and capsules, as well as key steps in the process for how wine is bottled. Read more at http://blog.jordanwinery.com/2010/07/sending-our-children-off-to-college-aka-bottling.
What is reduction in wine? We asked a producer from Burgundy who says it’s the most interesting part of winemaking, but also one of the most challenging. Emmanuel Guillot of Domaine Guillot-Broux in the Macon region of Burgundy France sat with Ask a Winemaker in Chicago in the Spring of 2015. See all of our
John Jordan completed his first Wings of Rescue mission, a charity of volunteer pilots who are passionate about animal rescue. Here is our video from his flight that transported 17 shelter dogs from Livermore, CA to new homes in Boise, ID. Learn more at www.wingsofrescue.org.
How do you start the fermentation of grapes to make wine? Winemaker Fred Scherrer talks in detail about how native and commercial yeasts interact in the fermenter. This is part of a series of questions we asked Fred intended for home winemakers and professionals alike. See our growing list of questions related to home wine
What is Grenache? Winemaker Randall Grahm explains the basics of Grenache, both in the glass and in the vineyard. He calls it a “wonderful grape” that is a chameleon in that it can be light and fruity or rich and powerful. Included is a quick overview of where the grape is grown in the world
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Jordan Winery Ranch Manager Brent Young discusses and demonstrates a recent viticulture experiment in which the wings of Petit Verdot grape clusters were removed after the grapevines flowered and the berries began to form (fruit set). The wings of the grapes were developing later than the center of the grapes, and by thinning or removing
Sean O’Callaghan, winemaker at Riecine in La Gaiole, discusses the history of Chianti, the mezzadaria system, and the different grapes that were istorically used in Chianti. Included is a discussion of Baron Ricasoli and his influence on the region. Watch our series on Understanding Tuscan Wine: Ask a Winemaker on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/askawinemaker?ref=hl Ask a Winemaker