How Sparkling Wine is Made – WMA024

How Sparkling Wine is Made – WMA024

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winemakersacademy/wma024.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHow Sparkling Wine is Made Sparkling wines are an amazing product of fermentation. They must be made with utmost care not only for the sake of the wine but also for the well being of the wine maker. Taking a still wine in the bottle and then adding sugar, then yeast, and then capping can lead to some significant pressures building up in those glass bottles. Pressurized glass is a recipe for danger if you don’t have the hang of how sparkling winemaking is done. This podcast episode will show you how sparkling wines are made and we’ll also discuss how to stay safe should you decide to give it a try. Questions Answered I was supposed to have racked already. Should I wait until fermentation is over? My watermelon wines smell like rotting watermelon fields. What’s going on? Should I not have degassed my right before bottling? Resources & Products Mentioned Wikipedia Article on Sparkling Wine Production Montrachet Yeast Champagne Bottles (by the case) Sparkling Wine Corks Plastic Sparkling Wine Stoppers Winemaker’s Answer Book by Alison Crowe Photo of riddling rack by Manikom (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Photo of sparkling wine by Andrea Parrish – Geyer...

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