Category: Winemaking

Scott Labs Introduces New Yeast For Cold Hardy Grapes 1

Scott Labs Introduces New Yeast For Cold Hardy Grapes

The newly released 2014 Scott Laboratories Fermentation Handbook features a new wine yeast- Lavlin C- that is formulated specifically for cool climate hybrid grapes. The new Lavlin C yeast has a high-capacity to convert Malic...

Using Enological Tannin Additions to Enhance Red Wine Structure and Mouthfeel 0

Using Enological Tannin Additions to Enhance Red Wine Structure and Mouthfeel

By Stephanie Groves, Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, Iowa State University This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of  Northern Grapes News, a publication of the Northern Grapes Project. Tannins are important...

Preventing Oxidation in Finished Wine 0

Preventing Oxidation in Finished Wine

Equipped with a microphone and the sartorial elegance of his Hawaiian style shirt, Michael Jones opened this talk confessing he wouldn’t be using a Powerpoint presentation. The veteran winemaker and fermentation specialist with California based...

Nitrogen and Its Importance in Fermentation Management 1

Nitrogen and Its Importance in Fermentation Management

Winemaking begins in the vineyard, and so does nitrogen. Nitrogen is one of the most common elements in the universe. On Earth, in its elemental form, it exists as a gas that forms 80%...

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More Women Making Wine in the Midwest

This article is sponsored by VESTA,  the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance, a NSF funded partnership between the Missouri State University system, two year schools throughout America, state agriculture agencies, vineyards and wineries with...

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Monitoring SO2 in the Winery

Wine, all on its own, is a fairly good antiseptic. The tartaric acid in wines made from grapes is a relatively strong organic acid that helps keep the pH of the wines low, which...