Vacuum Degassing Our Homemade Wine

We vacuum degassed our wine for the first time yesterday. Oh, the excitement!

I’ve been making homemade wine for almost seven years now. Previously, I’ve shaken my carboys, stirred them, or used a degassing wand attached to a power drill. These methods work, eventually, but I’ve always had a problem getting my wines completely degassed.

After talking to several other home winemakers about vacuum degassing, Mrs. Noontime and I decided it was time to give it a try. Yesterday we vacuum degassed three different wines we have in carboys, and learned a few things along the way.
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Custom Wine Label of the Week – Blue Wave

Introducing our Wine Label of the Week: Blue Wave!Blue Wave Custom Wine Label

This classy label is designed to showcase your own photo, giving you the opportunity to have a truly one-of-a-kind, customized label for your homemade wine or beverage. This label is perfect for many different occasions:

Wedding or Engagement Wine Labels – Use a photo of the happy couple to create personalized labels to celebrate your engagement or wedding. A bottle of homemade wine sporting a custom wine label makes a great party favor, too.
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Home Winemakers – Do You Have a Schedule?

Homemade Wine with Custom LabelsI have to admit, I’ve never thought much about having a winemaking schedule. It just hasn’t been an issue until about a year ago.

I started making wine several years ago. Like many others, I made a bunch of wine at first. And it was okay, but not great. So I set it aside.

I made some more, and it was also just okay. And I set it aside.

Then I made a couple of batches that were a little better than okay, so I started drinking those.
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Wine Tasting in Monterey CA

Mrs. Noontime and I were in Monterey, CA a couple of weeks ago for the WineMaker Magazine home winemaking conference. We took advantage of the opportunity to add a few extra days to explore the area. After all, the California coast is a long way from where we live in Florida… might as well get the most out of the trip!

Our big goal for this trip was to try as many wines as we could while we were there. And we managed quite a few.
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