a pencil in a glass of water demonstrating refraction
Brix is a measurement of sugar within a grape. Technically, it is the amount of dissolved sugar in a liquid. It is based off of the concept of relative density or specific gravity which is the ratio of the density
image sky and ocean with waves
What is terroir? There are many thoughts about what it is and even if it is real.  I actually find it difficult that people don't believe that there is such a thing as terroir. If you have ever participated in
erlenmeyer flask and graduated cylinder
 Have you heard of bottleshock? Maybe you only heard of the movie with Chris Pine and Snape from Harry Potter about the Judgement of Paris. If you haven’t watched it, I wouldn’t whole heartedly recommend it as a great movie,
sheep to represent a clone
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We were all taught very early in school that 1 + 1 = 2. And that is true... except when it comes to blending wine. Blending wine is an artful skill in the winemaker's portfolio. Just like when you enter
There are many choices that a winemaker has to decide upon when converting grapes to wine. If you choose to read those technical sheets that wineries provide, you have these decisions. But do you know what they mean? More importantly,
There are many choices that a winemaker has to decide upon when converting grapes to wine. If you choose to read those technical sheets that wineries provide, you have these decisions. But do you know what they mean? More importantly,
In May, I wrote a piece titled "What Has Happened in the Vineyard So Far This Vintage."  At that point, we had completed winter pruning, bud break and shoot thinning. Since then a lot has happened in the vineyard. This
Everyone loves being in a vineyard and seeing the beautiful vines come to life. The vines have been resting all winter and reserving their resources to produce a new vintage. But in order to make that vintage a spectacular one,
It was an exciting week. We brought in our first fruit of the harvest. Our Chenin Blanc! In all honesty, it was doubly exciting, since it was also our first time bringing in a white. I hear all the time