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WINE, CIDER, & MEAD MAKING ARTICLES

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Learn how to make wine, cider and mead at home. With a recipe kit and some basic equipment, you'll be filling up your cellar in no time.

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September 18, 2018

Wine Making Glossary and Definitions

A glossary in alphabetical list with all the winemaking terms you'd ever need to know...and then some!Read More

A glossary in alphabetical list with all the winemaking terms you'd ever need to know...and then some!Read More

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September 10, 2019

How to Make Hard Cider

Sparkling, still, sweet, dry, strong, or mild - make it how you like. All you need are crisp, delicious liquid apples and 30 minutes.Read More

Sparkling, still, sweet, dry, strong, or mild - make it how you like. All you need are crisp, delicious liquid apples...Read More

September 03, 2019

6 Secrets for Making Better Mead

Hitting your desired sweetness takes both skill and practice, but there are several things you should understand to help you get there. Check them out here.Read More

Hitting your desired sweetness takes both skill and practice, but there are several things you should understand to h...Read More

August 29, 2019

Mead Kits: Recipes & Instructions

Recipes and instructions for the top 10 mead kits available on NorthernBrewer.com.Read More

Recipes and instructions for the top 10 mead kits available on NorthernBrewer.com.Read More

August 15, 2019

What's The Right Amount of Yeast for Your Wine?

Sprinkling dry yeast on the wine seems too easy. Is it too good to be true?Read More

Sprinkling dry yeast on the wine seems too easy. Is it too good to be true?Read More

August 06, 2019

Wine Style Focus: Cabernet Sauvignon

The King of Reds, with a loyal following and adoring mass of devotees, continues its decades-long reign over fine wine.Read More

The King of Reds, with a loyal following and adoring mass of devotees, continues its decades-long reign over fine wine.Read More

July 25, 2019

How to Bottle Mead

Beer bottles, wine bottles, Champagne bottles, Belgian bottles....what's the best option?Read More

Beer bottles, wine bottles, Champagne bottles, Belgian bottles....what's the best option?Read More

July 08, 2019

How to Use Nutrients in Mead Making

By treating your yeast well and keeping them healthy you can avoid off-flavors in mead.Read More

By treating your yeast well and keeping them healthy you can avoid off-flavors in mead.Read More

June 27, 2019

Top 5 Ways to Improve your Wine Kit

While wine kits come with the ingredients to make a stellar bottle of wine, following a few of these tips can bring your creation to the next level.Read More

While wine kits come with the ingredients to make a stellar bottle of wine, following a few of these tips can bring y...Read More

May 01, 2019

Mead Making Video

Mead is a wine made from honey and is possibly mankind's original fermented beverage. This video features award winning meadmaker Curt Stock.Read More

Mead is a wine made from honey and is possibly mankind's original fermented beverage. This video features award...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Making Videos

 A selection of wine making videos for both experienced wine makers and beer brewers looking to try something new. Read More

 A selection of wine making videos for both experienced wine makers and beer brewers looking to try something n...Read More

October 23, 2018

Introducing Crooked Apple™ Hard Cider Starter Kit

The most complete cider making starter kit ever, Crooked Apple™ gives you everything you need to craft dangerously drinkable hard cider.Read More

The most complete cider making starter kit ever, Crooked Apple™ gives you everything you need to craft dangerou...Read More

October 23, 2018

Short Pour - Hard Cider Made Easy

Your hard cider will be fantastic on a hot summer day or a cool fall evening.Read More

Your hard cider will be fantastic on a hot summer day or a cool fall evening.Read More

October 23, 2018

Short Pour- The Need for Mead

If you make your own wine, the transition to making Mead is easy, and the equipment needed is the same.Read More

If you make your own wine, the transition to making Mead is easy, and the equipment needed is the same.Read More

October 23, 2018

Short Pour - Making Hard Cider

It's quite easy to make hard ciders just like the ones being produced at the many craft cideries that are popping up across the country.Read More

It's quite easy to make hard ciders just like the ones being produced at the many craft cideries that are poppi...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Component Tasting

Component tasting solutions are made in one-litre volumes, using any commercial bottled water that is free of flavour or minerals. Read More

Component tasting solutions are made in one-litre volumes, using any commercial bottled water that is free of f...Read More

October 23, 2018

High Alcohol Fermentations: 18% Dry Mead

18% is generally regarded as the upper limit for mead fermentations, as even the strongest wine yeasts struggle after this much alcohol is present. Read More

18% is generally regarded as the upper limit for mead fermentations, as even the strongest wine yeasts struggle...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Style Focus: Riesling

A grape that can display incredible balance and complexity while still being immensely enjoyable and versatile, the venerable Riesling is a wine-lover's dream.Read More

A grape that can display incredible balance and complexity while still being immensely enjoyable and versatile, the v...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Style Focus: Merlot

A deep, sensuous shade in the glass; a grape that offers up a fruity bouquet; the most accessible of the red wines.Read More

A deep, sensuous shade in the glass; a grape that offers up a fruity bouquet; the most accessible of the red wi...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Style Focus: Zinfandel

Big, bold tannin bombs, sweet and fruity blush wines, Italian Primitivo, American old vines: Zinfandel is a grape that has many labels, and bears them all well.Read More

Big, bold tannin bombs, sweet and fruity blush wines, Italian Primitivo, American old vines: Zinfandel is a gra...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Style Focus: South American Reds

Something of an incubator for offbeat or forgotten varietals, the vintners of Argentina and Chile have a way of making a grape their own.Read More

Something of an incubator for offbeat or forgotten varietals, the vintners of Argentina and Chile have a way of...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Style Focus: Aromatic German Whites

With more umlauts than an 80s hair metal tribute band, we break down the aromatic whites of Germany and Austria.Read More

With more umlauts than an 80s hair metal tribute band, we break down the aromatic whites of Germany and Austria...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Style Focus: Sangiovese

Sangiovese also finds expression in the so-called "Super Tuscans" -- wines crafted, often on small estates, outside the regulations of the DOGC and labeled humbly as Vino di Tavola ("table wine").Read More

Sangiovese also finds expression in the so-called "Super Tuscans" -- wines crafted, often on small estates, outside t...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Style Focus: Pinot Noir

“Sex in a glass,” “hedonistic,” “made by the devil,” “the most romantic of wines,” “the most capricous, ungracious, unforgiving, fascinating grape of them all.”Read More

“Sex in a glass,” “hedonistic,” “made by the devil,” “the most romantic of wines,” “the most capricous, ungraci...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Style Focus: Barolo

Barolo is a DOCG-classified red that is famously assertive, complex, and fantastic with food. Read More

Barolo is a DOCG-classified red that is famously assertive, complex, and fantastic with food. Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Style Focus: Shiraz/Syrah

Syrah is poised to become the next big thing in red wine; an ancient pedigree combined with rising popularity and plantings in new areas.Read More

Syrah is poised to become the next big thing in red wine; an ancient pedigree combined with rising popularity a...Read More

October 23, 2018

Two Melomels from Curt Stock

Meadmaker of the Year (2005) and Northern Brewer mead kit creator Curt Stock shares two of his favorite melomel recipes with Brewing TV.Read More

Meadmaker of the Year (2005) and Northern Brewer mead kit creator Curt Stock shares two of his favorite melomel recip...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Style Focus: Sauvignon Blanc

One of the easiest and best wines to pair with food. Its uncomplicated and refreshingly acidic character allow it to match well with a wide variety of dishes.Read More

One of the easiest and best wines to pair with food. Its uncomplicated and refreshingly acidic character allow ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Wine Style Focus: Chardonnay

The range of flavors coaxed from this humble grape is truly astounding: from bright and crisp to dense, oak-aged and buttery; tropical fruit to flint and steel.Read More

The range of flavors coaxed from this humble grape is truly astounding: from bright and crisp to dense, oak-aged and ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Tasting Showdown: Cider vs. An Apple

Who would win in a taste test? To find out I sat down with a classic food pairing - an apple and a glass of cider - and evaluated each.Read More

Who would win in a taste test? To find out I sat down with a classic food pairing - an apple and a glass of cid...Read More

October 23, 2018

Spring Wine

Instead of exerting control over all factors, as one constantly tries to in beer, you've got to let the wine control you.Read More

Instead of exerting control over all factors, as one constantly tries to in beer, you've got to let the wine co...Read More

October 23, 2018

Yeast Experiment Round 3

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October 23, 2018

Call for submissions/Yeast Experiment Round Two

I am especially excited about the French Saison strain, which is very attenuative and produces distinct spicy/lemony flavors.Read More

I am especially excited about the French Saison strain, which is very attenuative and produces distinct spicy/l...Read More

October 23, 2018

Have beer, want wine

Got a few batches of homebrew under your belt ... feel like trying your hand at wine? An easy thing, and soon done, as you can see in this video.Read More

Got a few batches of homebrew under your belt ... feel like trying your hand at wine? An easy thing, and soon d...Read More

October 23, 2018

Make Wine for Better Beer

It will be a proud moment in my winemaking when I can taste which grape varieties are used, what oak, and the origin. Read More

It will be a proud moment in my winemaking when I can taste which grape varieties are used, what oak, and the o...Read More

October 23, 2018

Mini-Hefe-Hydro-Melo-Mel

Meads tend to take a long time to age and are too high gravity to quaff as a refreshment. Solution: Mini-Hefe-Hydro-Melo-Mel.Read More

Meads tend to take a long time to age and are too high gravity to quaff as a refreshment. Solution: Mini-Hefe-H...Read More

October 23, 2018

Mead In Milwaukee

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