Different types of cheeses with wine glass and fruits. Top view.
November 24, 2016 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

How to organize a wine & cheese party

How do you get all of your busy friends together for an evening? You offer them some of your incredible crafted wines with an assortment of cheeses! Whether you’re a connoisseur or a marble cheese with crackers kind of person, you’re about to get a good idea of how to class your wine and cheese party up, by presenting some perfect pairings. In.. Read More
Group of friends toasting with glasses of red wine by festive table
November 10, 2016 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Pair wine and food like an expert this holiday season

Welcome to the holiday season; a time for family, friends, feasting and of course… wine! Want to make this year’s festivities unforgettable for all those invited into your home during the holidays?  Pairing your craft wine with food like an expert, using these simple tricks below, will impress every guest.  Once you know the basic rules around .. Read More
hand with a needle that breaks a soap bubble
October 27, 2016 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Degassing: Removing Those Pesky Bubbles!

Have you ever wondered where the unwanted bubbles in your craft wine came from or how to get rid of them? Experienced craft winemakers may already know the various tricks for reducing bubbles to unperceivable levels in craft wine. For those who are new to craft winemaking, in this week’s Craft & Cork I will teach you everything you need to know.. Read More
Wooden cask near clay wall in cellar
October 13, 2016 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

How to use a wine barrel

Are you a Craft Winemaker who is looking to take your winemaking to the next level? Enhance your wine kit by using an oak barrel instead of other oak alternatives.  To help you out, this week’s Craft & Cork will take you through what you need to know about preparing your new oak barrel, maintaining it, and then getting the most out of it with .. Read More
September 29, 2016 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Vanilla and Fig – A divinely inspired flavour combination

Certain flavours, when combined together, complement each other perfectly. Chocolate and cherries. Apples and cinnamon. Honey and almonds.  A less well known, but extraordinarily delicious flavour combination is vanilla and figs.  Figs bring ripe fruit and honey flavours to the blend, whereas vanilla contributes sweet and spicy floral notes.  This.. Read More