Category Archives: Winemaking

Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 1, day 4: Adding yeast

Seemingly nothing is happening within the bucket of Petite Sirah. Decided to add cultured yeast: 60ml of boiled water at 105f pack of EC-1118 stir, wait 5 minutes, stir again pour into the must Evening update: good news! Seemingly the … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 1, day 3: Mourvèdre

The third and final bucket is finished now. I forgot to weigh in raw grapes My weight: 78.75, my weight with bucket: 88.40, i.e. 9.65 kg of grape juice Room temperature: 22.4c at 22.14. Up next: shop on Amazon for … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery, part 1, day 2: Grenach

Baby steps. Today I destemmed and crushed the bucket of Grinache: My weigh: 78.80, my weigh with bucket: 90.65, i.e. 11.85 kg of raw grapes My weight: 78.25, my weigh with bucket 89.95, i.e. 10.7 kg of grape juice I’ve … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 1, day 1: Petite Sirah

Today I destemmed and crushed the bucket of Petite Sirah. My weight: 78.95, my weight with container: 89.35, i.e. 10.4 kg of raw grapes. My weigh: 78.00, my weight with bucket: 87.10, i.e. 9.1 kg of grape juice. Equipment used. … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 1, day 1: The journey begins

Hi there! My name is Alex. I write emails and in C# at Microsoft at day, I like various liberal staff on Twitter at night. I’m a diabetic on high fat/low carbs all day around. I’m a wine enthusiast. And … Continue reading

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