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YARDCRAP WINE
« on: January 09, 2011, 11:01:44 PM »
Had no idea this was going to a group meeting , or I would have sent more.

I would have been interested in your opinion.
In my opinion, no one can sample a wine with less than a very large glass of it.
Smelling corks and crap are just that.
Actually, corked wines are less secure than screw on caps, and the best way to buy wine is in boxes.  I will not need to defend that if you google before you attack me.

I put mine in Mason jars because I am a proud RedNeck.  Make no mistake, this is excellent wine.



Wine snobs abound and appoint themselves that.

Beer is the same.

Making great beer is much harder than making great wine.

Too that end, of course I mean buying the ingredients and not growing them.

If you want to make great beer, stay as sterile as you can.  That is the main ingredient.  Read that again as being clean is not good enough.  Most make poor beer at home because they are not sterile.  Later they pat them selves on the back for a job well done, but you taste the flaw and say nothing.

It is the same with wine, but wine is a little more forgiving due to the alcohol content.

Also wine does not require the boiling stage.

Most can make good beer from scratch, but for wine, most will need to order the grape juice.

For what I sent up, I bought all juice, no concentrate.  Not sure that is better, but it is what it is. 
I used juice from the correct grapes, and the right yeast to produce a Pinot Noir - my favorite..

I think it came out true to style, but I am prejudiced
I made it in June, and it will improve greatly for at least a year - I think it is very tasty now.

I would like to hear any comments and advise on wine making.

If all did not puke at the meeting, maybe I could send a larger sample.

Actually, I am nervous about this as you can detect, but make no mistake, I make the best BEER in America.

Bill

                                                       












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Re: YARDCRAP WINE
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 11:44:13 AM »
OO,  there was a low turnout last meeting, I am holding it for the next meeting.
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Re: YARDCRAP WINE
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 04:01:27 AM »
Finished my two mason jars off in as many days~

An EXCELLENT Pinot Noir, OO! 

OCCD:  Just be sure you agitate it & let it get some air before you serve it...I didn't do this with the first jar & it tasted flat/new.  I poured the second on (actually shook it in the jar first) & let it sit out for about 20 minutes, swirled it around a lot, etc.  I'm certain this will be an outstanding wine in another year...
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Re: YARDCRAP WINE
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 08:29:01 AM »
So....what did you guys think of Bill's first attempt at wine?
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Re: YARDCRAP WINE
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 12:03:54 PM »
Meeting turnout has been too low to break out the OO Pinot. We are gonna try again this Saturday.
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Re: YARDCRAP WINE
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 06:59:41 PM »
Finished my two mason jars off in as many days~

An EXCELLENT Pinot Noir, OO! 

OCCD:  Just be sure you agitate it & let it get some air before you serve it...I didn't do this with the first jar & it tasted flat/new.  I poured the second on (actually shook it in the jar first) & let it sit out for about 20 minutes, swirled it around a lot, etc.  I'm certain this will be an outstanding wine in another year...

I am just an old RedNeck who likes alcohol.
Still, I like the best available.

You can buy crap for ten bucks a bottle, no need for me to duplicate that.

Not to be artsy/fartsy, but if you drink decent wine, any decent wine - splash it first into a decanter.

Still, the best bottle of wine I ever shared was Ripple from a brown bag in July.  I ran the PeachTree 10K in Atlanta, and walked back to the Hilton with a pixie girl I had known for years but had never kissed before the Ripple.