Making your own wine is an easy and fun way to save money on your wedding or special event budget. Not sure where to begin? Here are some questions (and a helpful video) to help get started. Will You Be Hosting a Cocktail Hour Before Dinner? If your wedding includes a cocktail reception before dinner, you’ll … More What Kind of Wine Should I Make for My Wedding?
Many of us joke about “trunk aging” our wines on the way home from a bottling appointment – because the truth is that most wines made in-store are ready to enjoy as soon as you get them home from the store, no waiting required. Regardless of when you pop the cork, here’s how to get … More Wine Making 101: How Should I Age & Store My Wine?
Curiosities abound in the world of wine making – and one question we get asked all the time is: why do I need to store my bottles on their side, after bottling? First Things First: Leave Bottles Upright for 5-10 Days Before Storing Them On Their Sides When you cork your bottles, the corks and contents are … More Wine Making 101: Why Store Bottles Horizontally After Bottling?
Of course, you don’t have to remove the labels… If every batch of wine you make is Merlot, getting ready for your next bottling appointment is easy – all you need to do is rinse the bottles as you empty them, and sanitize them when you are ready to refill. But if you’re like most … More Wine Making 101: The Best Ways to Remove Labels From Wine Bottles
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A number of our customers own their own businesses, and make wine with us to give to their customers as a holiday or thank you gift. It’s an easy, inexpensive and stylish way to express appreciation for new and loyal customers – especially around the holidays. (Curious about costs? See how much you could be saving with us) … More Business Thank-You Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank
One of the questions we get asked most often by new customers is “How long does it take to make my own wine?” Believe it or not, you could make 30 bottles of your own wine in about the same amount of active time – and with the same amount of wine making know-how – as it takes … More How Long Does it Take to Make Wine from a Kit?
Father’s day is just around the corner! If you forgot, don’t fret! The perfect gift is within reach and budget. Here’s how: First, choose a bottle of wine. Need some help deciding? This fun guide can help you determine which wine varietal pairs best with your dad. (Already know which kind he prefers? Great! Skip ahead … More A Thoughtful & Simple Father’s Day Gift (Hint: You Probably Already Have Everything You Need!)
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For most people, wine bottles and corks go together like salt & pepper – and historically that has definitely been the case. Over the past few decades, though, synthetic closures have been gaining ground and increasing in popularity, sparking debate about what makes the best seal. Today, we’re looking to get some closure on the … More Wednesday Wine 101: Corks vs. Screw Caps