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August 4, 2016 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Setting up your winemaking station

There is no better feeling than finally arriving home with your very first winemaking kit. Whether you are making a full bodied red wine or a sweet dessert wine, you will require the same equipment and need to set up your winemaking station the same way. The proper environment is.. Read More
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July 21, 2016 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Honing your wine senses: Taste

Most of us who enjoy wine are already familiar with the three steps in tasting wine: looking at the glass to see the wine’s colour and clarity, giving the wine a swirl before sniffing the glass to identify aromas, and then finally taking a sip (or often a gulp) to experience th.. Read More
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July 7, 2016 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Perfectly pairing dinner with friends: Part 4

Time does fly these days. We started planning a progressive dinner party, including deciding on which RJS Craft Winemaking wines we would make, back in January.  First we planned the menu and selected the best wines to accompany the food; then we visited an RJS Craft Winemaking .. Read More
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June 23, 2016 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Sparkling reviews for sparkling wine

It is my absolute pleasure to introduce Callie McHarg from 100 Mile House, BC.  Callie, a self-taught winemaker, has been a dedicated RJS Craft Winemaking customer since 2009. Callie claims she learned everything she knows about winemaking from reading online articles, communica.. Read More
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June 16, 2016 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Wine tasting wisdom

The hardest part about making your own craft wine, at least at the beginning, is deciding which wine to make.  With over 40 different wine kit varieties available, how do you narrow it down to just one or two?  Whether you enjoy rich, full-flavoured wines, or you prefer lighter.. Read More