Vacuum Degassing 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.

We talked to several other home winemakers about vacuum degassing homemade wine. Mrs. Noontime and I decided it was time to give it a try. After vacuum degassing three carboys, we’ve learned a few things.
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Custom Wine Label of the Week – Blue Wave

Introducing our Custom Wine Label of the Week: Blue Wave!Custom Wine Label Blue WaveThis classy label is designed to showcase your own photo. You can upload your own image, giving you the opportunity to have a truly custom label. This one-of-a-kind, personalized label is perfect for many different occasions:

Wedding or Engagement Wine Labels – Use a photo of the happy couple in order 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 Winemaking Schedule – Do You Have One?

Home Winemaking ScheduleI have to admit, I’ve never thought much about having a home 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 California a couple of weeks ago for the WineMaker Magazine home winemaking conference. We took advantage of the opportunity to add a few extra days for wine tasting in Monterey. 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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