Wine Regions of the World – Chile

Wine Regions of the World – Chile

Off we go to the next stop on our adventure to learn about wine regions of the world by visiting Chile. You’re probably already enjoying some amazingly affordable gems based on familiar grape varietals from Chile. Read on so you can learn more about the Chilean wine...
Wine Regions of the World – Argentina

Wine Regions of the World – Argentina

Join me as we depart from the US to take our fifth adventure through top producing wine regions of the world in Argentina. This country is certainly known for its wines because it ranks fifth in the world. As a part of ordinary life in Argentina, you’ll see a bottle...
Wine Regions of the World – US

Wine Regions of the World – US

In the fourth chapter of my blog series, I invite you to join me on a tour of the top producing wine regions of the world, next being the United States (US).  When you’re thinking of wine regions in the US, you’ll no doubt recognize the top regions California’s...
Wine Regions of the World – Spain

Wine Regions of the World – Spain

Continuing our adventure through wine regions of the world, we travel from France to its neighbour to the south, Spain. Here we’ll see warmer climates. Spain ranks third in world wine production at 14.5 %. The Spanish wine world has two distinct branches. The...
Wine Regions of the World – France

Wine Regions of the World – France

In the second chapter of this blog series, I invite you to join me on a tour of another one of the top producing wine regions of the world – France. Come with me as we travel from Italy to the second largest wine producer in the world. Weighing in at 16.5%, over...
Wine Regions of the World – Italy

Wine Regions of the World – Italy

In the first chapter of my new blog series, I invite you to join me on a tour of the top producing wine regions of the world, starting with Italy. I wish to thank Wikipedia for this world map showing the main wine regions of the world. It’s circa 2009 and the...
Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

Filtering captures particles in your wine and it’s done 1-2 weeks after fining. Since fining, the wine has been sitting on the second shelf in the front row where we’ve been constantly watching as fermentation stops and clearing proceeds. We’re...
Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

Fining is the process of adding an organic agent to your wine creating a bond with suspended particles to make them easier to filter out of the wine. It takes place sometime between 1 and 5 weeks after racking, depending on the kit. Your wine is in secondary...
Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

What does racking your wine mean? Racking or siphoning your wine is done to remove solids that have settled in the bottom of the Primary Fermenter. In my first blog about the winemaking process, I took you through step 1 – starting fermentation. Primary...