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ADDING BODY TO COUNTRY WINES (2)

ADDING BODY TO COUNTRY WINES (2)

A bit more than a year ago now, I posted the start of an experiment on adding body to country wines. To recap: What’s the best way, among the many weird and wonderful home methods out there, to add a bit of body and fullness […]

Adding Body to Country Wines (1)

Adding Body to Country Wines (1)

I’ve been spending a fair bit of time reading older books on country wine making, and I find I am coming up with a lot of questions. One of these is, why are people using such weird and wonderful things to try and create body […]

Acid Blend That Doesn’t Suck

Acid Blend That Doesn’t Suck

Acid blend gets a bad rap these days and deservedly so. The stuff you buy is almost completely made of citric acid, with maybe a hint of tartaric and malic acid thrown in.  Citric acid is cheap, so companies use it to bulk up their […]

Applejack

Applejack

Applejack is a strong drink you can make without a still, or in fact any fancy equipment. Buy (or make!) a cider you really like, then pour it into clean plastic jugs such as milk bottles, leaving a bit of space at the top. Stick […]