Category Archives for Introduction

Definition: Chateau, Chateaux and Chateau-Bottling

Chateau This term, used in a French wine context. means some kind of specific estate producing wine. It is not allowed to be used for a wine that does not come from the property named. In many New World wineries, … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Introduction to Photography Flair

If you were to believe all the advertisers’ claims, buying a new camera will suddenly turn you into an expert photographer. This is not the case. New technology ensures a photograph each time you press the shutter, but the photographs … Continue reading

10. December 2011 by admin
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Making Beer at Home: Barley wine

METRIC/IMPERIAL 500g/1 lb 1-1/2 oz malt extract (DMS) 500g/1 lb 1-1/2-oz crushed pale malt grains 500 g/1 lb 1-1/2-oz crushed crystal malt grains 50 g/1-3/4oz chocolate malt 250g/8-1/2oz brown sugar 20 g/1/2oz Wye Challenger hops (Golding) 4 litres/7 pints hard … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by admin
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Brewing Beer at Home: Glossary of Technical Terms

Acid An essential ingredient when making wine. Citric acid is commonly used to give freshness to the finished flavour, to balance the sugar, alcohol and tannin, to assist in the fermentation and in the creation of a good bouquet. Malic … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by admin
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Make Wine at Home: Christmas punch recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 1 bottle sweet elderberry wine 1 lemon 2 tablespoons sugar 12 cloves 1 large piece root ginger 1 small stick cinnamon Empty the wine into a saucepan and stir in the sugar. Add the thinly pared rind of the … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by admin
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Hints on Serving Wines

The pleasure to be obtained from serving your own wine can be enhanced greatly by the manner in which it is served. Here are a few guide lines for the best results. Maturity Make sure that the wine is quite … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by admin
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Brewing Beer at Home: An Introduction

The most spectacular increase in any hobby of recent years has been in brewing beer at home. The reasons are almost as numerous as the different beers that you can brew. The general economic situation has had a major effect, … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by admin
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Home Brewing: Equipment and Ingredients

Much of the equipment used for making wine can also be used for brewing beer at least in its simplest method. A polythene brewing bin is commonly used, but in an emergency a polythene bag in a cardboard carton will … Continue reading

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Home Brewing: Beer Step-by-step Kits

Both styles of kits, wet and dry, come complete with detailed instructions on how to make them up. Briefly, they are as follows: For wet kits: 1 Empty the contents of a wet kit into a sterilized bin. 2 Add … Continue reading

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Make Wine at Home: Gooseberry wine recipe

METRIC/IMPERIAL 1.8 kg/4 lb gooseberries 250 g/8-3/4oz sultanas 1 teaspoon pectolytic enzyme 2 Campden tablets 850g/1 lb 14oz sugar 3.75 litres/6-½-pints hot water Hock yeast and nutrient 1 Select sound green gooseberries. Top and tail them and wash thoroughly. Pour … Continue reading

14. November 2011 by admin
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