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...
Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

Crafting Your Wine Step 4 – Filtering

The next step in processing your wine is filtering which takes place between 1 and 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 the fermentation stops and the clearing...
Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

Crafting Your Wine Step 3 – Fining

The next step in processing your wine is fining. This takes place somewhere between one and five weeks after racking, depending on the kit. Your wine is in secondary fermentation during that period and we check it regularly to ensure it’s progressing as it...
Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

Crafting Your Wine Step 2 – Racking

Before I get into this month’s topic, I’d like to take a moment to discuss the various formats I’ve been using for my monthly blogs. For the most part I’ve been using a combination of words and pictures but Step 1 of the process was done as a video. Producing...
2018 Girls Night Out

2018 Girls Night Out

I’ve always been a fan of the annual Girls Night Out event in Steveston and since we’re open Thursday nights, I thought “Why not serve up some seasonal juice, cheese, discounts and gifts?” We thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening. The Steveston Winemakers family loves...
Crafting Your Wine Step 1 – Fermentation

Crafting Your Wine Step 1 – Fermentation

You’ve chosen the wine you want to craft and now you’re going to begin the actual production process. Don’t worry – it isn’t difficult at all and we have very experienced staff to help you through the process.We start by preparing our primary fermentation...
When should I start my wine?

When should I start my wine?

In our last post we talked about what kind of wine we liked and the foods that paired well with them. Now we’ll explore when it’s the right time to start your wine. Our kits require between 4 and 8 weeks of processing in the shop before they’re ready...
Where do you start……

Where do you start……

This post is targeted to folks that are starting their wine making experience, but there may be some tidbits for the experienced vintner. So where do we start? Enjoying wine, more often than not, is enhanced by or enhances our snacks and meals.  It makes sense since...