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Wine 101- an Intro to Home Winemaking

In late October 2010 I realized I needed a hobby that would interest me and that I would enjoy.  I have always been interested in wine (mostly drinking) and so thought that I might like to try wine making.

Looking up information on the internet is a fairly easy task, but finding worthwhile information takes time and effort.  My spare time for over a week was spent looking for information.  While there is a lot of data available, finding useful information is harder.

A good place for general information are the Wine Making Talk discussion forum, there I found links to many interesting and useful references and other tools.

This section is about my search and how to teach yourself how to make wine.

Getting Started

       Basic equipment

      Advantage of starting with kits

       Working with Grapes 

More to come!





MIke Albrecht, P.E.

Or my excursion into winemaking

My first effort at making my own wine was in the late 1960’s (I was a teenager about 17 years old) in Florida trying to make orange wine.  Not knowing anything about, it was less than successful (miserable failure is a good description).   Fast forward 40 years, and here I go again, but this time I spent more time and effort learning what to do.  Where possible I will place worthwhile references under the links heading.

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