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July 6, 2017 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

From Vineyard to Kit: The Wine Kit Production Journey

Have you ever asked yourself how wine kit manufacturers’ manage to get such high quality grape juice from the vineyard into your fermenter? This week’s edition of Craft & Cork will take you on the journey from vineyard to wine kit and show you how wine kit production varies little from commercial winemaking techniques. The technology behin.. Read More
Romantic candle light dinner Loving couple holding hands during romantic dinner There is nothing as nice as those few hours a week we get away from work, the kids and the general hustle and bustle of everyday life on date night. But, it is far too easy to fall into a familiar monotony of date night destinations, like going to the same restaurant or two every time. If you are struggling for new ideas to keep date night exciting, .. Read More
With summer upon us, wine lovers everywhere are stocking their fridges with warm weather sippers like Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir Rosé.  Craft red wine lovers needn’t put away the winter reds for the season just yet.  Warm summer weather goes hand in hand with grilling and some of summer’s tastiest meals are prepared on the barbeque.  The pow.. Read More
May 24, 2017 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

How to Identify and Prevent Wine Faults in Your Craft Wine

Every winemaker’s end goal is to produce a wine that is squeaky clean and free of any off aromas or characteristics that would detract from the wines natural flavours and aromas. There are many factors that play an important role in determining a wine’s flavour and aroma--and a wine fault shouldn’t be one of them! This week’s Craft and Cork w.. Read More
May 10, 2017 | By Liz Ataman

7 Reasons to Make Your Own Craft Wine at Home

To someone who has never made wine, making craft wine at home may seem like a task to leave to the professionals. But with such a wide variety of wine kits available, it is quite simple to get started, and there are many reasons to make your own wine at home. Here are just a few…. 1. Making your own wine at home is fun. It’s easy to get start.. Read More