Winexpert LE 2018

Limited Edition wine making

Welcome to the LE18 Collection: five exceptional wines from some of the world's most renowned winegrowing regions. These exclusive wines are available by pre-order only. The time to order is now until mid November. Pre-order yours today to get a discount. To place your order, Call/e-mail or stop by Brew and Wine Hobby. California Black Cab  $150.95 Black Cab is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay Noir. Gamay is a light-bodied red wine revered for its floral aromas and earthiness, with tart red berry and lively acidity. Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red loaded with black fruits, cherry,...

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Beer and Wine Classes

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As part of our goal to educate the beer/wine hobbyist, we offer classes in both beer and wine making. We have two classrooms, located right here at our shop, dedicated to the teaching of both of these arts. Our goal is to help you understand the processes and to ultimately produce an even better product. More importantly, we want to make sure you are having fun while you are doing it. Both beer and wine classes are held in two parts. Day one is the making of the product. Day two is the bottling of that product. There is a period...

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Summer ferments, the long story.

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It is hot outside! Most folks I know take that to mean "time to enjoy my wine/beer, I'll make it later." Well, okay, if you're stocked well and like that cycle... no, wait, there are some pointers to think about anyways.   Heat does NOT hurt all fermentation. No, it's not good for that white wine with the delicate flavors, or the American ale that just shouldn't have that ester... but what about wines and beers that work well with ester profiles? Or phenols that develop in higher temperature ferments?    I've mentioned many times, brewing a Saison is perfect...

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