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Wine by the Chemist's Recipe Book

Postby Brian K Miller » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:26 pm

I thought this was a fascinating article on the various additives available on the market for home winemaking. Truly remarkable how "wine" can be reduced to various chemical additives and amendments!

http://www.wineterroirs.com/2013/01/mak ... .html#more
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Re: Wine by the Chemist's Recipe Book

Postby Bill Hooper » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:36 pm

Brian K Miller wrote:I thought this was a fascinating article on the various additives available on the market for home winemaking. Truly remarkable how "wine" can be reduced to various chemical additives and amendments!

http://www.wineterroirs.com/2013/01/mak ... .html#more


Home winemaking? You might be shocked to know how many of these additives are used by MANY, MANY, MANY, very famous 'Top-Quality' wineries throughout the world.
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Re: Wine by the Chemist's Recipe Book

Postby Howie Hart » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:18 pm

Actually, that's a very small sample of products available. I use a few of those additives when necessary, but my experience has taught me that the less one does, the better the wine, but that is a function of quality grapes.
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Re: Wine by the Chemist's Recipe Book

Postby Brian K Miller » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:50 pm

Bill Hooper wrote:Home winemaking? You might be shocked to know how many of these additives are used by MANY, MANY, MANY, very famous 'Top-Quality' wineries throughout the world.


Oh yeah, Bill. Did not mean to imply in any way that these were home-only products. In fact, their use in commercial wines was one of the underlying themes of the article! :wink:
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