Favorite Wine, Mead and Grape Links

This is a collection of links that were in our newsletters.


This page will be updated frequently when more links become available.

Go to our similar Favorite Honey and Beekeeping Links page...


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The Ancient Method That Keeps Afghanistan’s Grapes Fresh All Winter

 Kangina is simple but effective.



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Mead is one of the most delicious, wonderful things you will ever experience. But what exactly is mead, you ask? Many are familiar with the word, and know that it is a type of alcoholic beverage, one that brings to mind the Medieval and Renaissance ages…but that’s about it. Read on to learn all about mead!

What is Mead?

Visitors to wineries often ask, “What is mead?” Mead is basically honey wine: water and honey are fermented together by yeast, and one can add spices, grains, hops, or fruit. The result is a beverage that is somewhere between wine and beer. Mead tends to be stronger than beer, usually having an ABV of 5-20%. One of the world’s oldest liquors, the consumption of mead dates back more than 4,000 years ago, and was common the world over: Asia, Europe, Africa and Central America all had variations of mead. It was a beverage enjoyed by all classes, from peasants, to merchants, to royalty. Interest in mead declined over the last few centuries, but is now finding popularity once again in the 21st century.




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Dripping Honey

Add Some Honey To Your Wine!


I think adding honey is an excellent way to back-sweeten a wine. It is a powerful weapon in the home winemakers’ arsenal and one that is too often ignored. Many times over the years I’ve used honey to make some remarkable wines. Two that come to mind: a raspberry wine that I sweetened with wild flower honey and a blush Zinfandel that I sweetened with raspberry honey. Both were very memorable wines.

There are a couple of basic guidelines that need to be followed when using honey to sweeten a wine, but all-in-all it is a very simple process. more....







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 Below are some links to interesting winemaking articles from the "E.C. Kraus" & "Wine Turtle" websites.

A Simple Guide To Making Wine From Grapes
What’s The Difference Between Crushing And Pressing Grapes?  
Table Grapes Vs. Wine Grapes For Wine Making 
How Much Alcohol Is In Wine
How Many Grapes to Make Wine?Controlling Your Wine’s Alcohol

At What Temperature Does Wine Freeze?

How To Use Red Wine In Cooking: Top Secrets

Are You Sweetening A Wine Before Bottling? Then Read This… 

Using Wine Cork vs Screw Cap: What’s The Difference?

A Simple Guide To Choosing Wine Yeast

I Have Too Much Headspace In The Secondary Fermenter

How To Stop A Wine Fermentation

Bulk Storing Wine In A Carboy - I have 5 gallons of wine that has just cleared up. Do I have to bottle it now or can I store it in the carboy? How long will the wine last in a carboy? Or will it spoil?

12 Oldest Wine Companies In The World

How To Fix A Stuck Fermentation...

How To Sweeten Wine With Honey...

Adding Sulfites To Homemade Wine...

Try This Trick When You Back Sweeten Wine...

Making Sulfite Free Wine To Reduce Headaches...

How Long Does It Take To Make Wine?...

Campden Tablets: What They Can And Can't Do....

Is Older Wine Better?... Not Necessarily!....

A Quick Tip For Racking Wine