Tasting Wine with the Wine Curmudgeon – WMA023

Tasting Wine with the Wine Curmudgeon – WMA023

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winemakersacademy/wma023.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSTasting Wine with the Wine Curmudgeon As winemaker’s we’re always concerned with how our wines taste and whether or not there was anything we could do to improve upon them. To help us understand how to better taste our wines we have Jeff Siegel, the Wine Curmudgeon, on the show for this episode. Jeff is a wine writer, wine judge, and has literally written the book on how to purchase cheap wines. His specializes in helping ordinary consumers find wines that are reasonably priced. Jeff has tasted a lot of wines and shares the insights he’s gained along the way. Here are links to Jeff’s website, book, and Twitter account: Wine Curmudgeon Website The Wine Curmudgeon’s Guide to Cheap Wine @WineCurmudgeon on Twitter Questions Answered These great questions came in through the Facebook group and via email. When scaling up a wine recipe do I need to scale up the amount of yeast? I accidentally racked the sediment with my wine. What should I do now? I just started my wine kit and added the metabisulfite instead of the bentonite. Will it be okay? Resources & Products Mentioned The Difference Between Cheap Wine and Wine That is Made Cheaply Drink Local Wine Gross Lees vs Fine Lees How to Use Bentonite Sur Lie Aging of...

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Interview with Winemaker Jason Phelps – WMA014

Interview with Winemaker Jason Phelps – WMA014

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winemakersacademy/wma014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSInterview with Winemaker Jason Phelps The best way to improve upon a skill, winemaking included, is through personal experience. The second best way is by learning through others experiences. In this episode I’ve got a great interview with winemaker Jason Phelps where he shares many lessons learned through his ten years of wine making experience. You’ll hear about wines that went well and won medals, wines that didn’t go so well and had to be poured out, and what he learned by competing and judging winemaking competitions. So grab a notebook and a glass of wine for this episode. You’ll learn a lot but you’ll also be challenged to consider how you view your wine and how you make it. I know I came away from this interview needing to reflect on some of my own views and reconsider what direction to take my own wines. If you’d like to learn more about Jason check out his website, Ancient Fire Wine. Listener Questions Jason was kind enough to weigh in on several questions that came in from members of the Winemaker’s Academy Facebook group (email me for more information on that). How would you go about doing wine making bench trials? How do you recommend making wine without sulfites? Do you have any methods for reducing sulfur smells in a finished wine? Please let Jason and I know what you thought of the episode in the comments...

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