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Win Tickets To Gary Vaynerchuk's Wine Cruise PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Friday, 27 February 2009 is hosting a†ticket giveaway contest for the Gary Vaynerchuk's Thunder Cruise -- a one-week floating wine festival through the Caribbean. The cruise host is Gary Vaynerchuk, star of Wine Library TV, a video blog: is a website that informs you of wine events around your area.† This contest is set up to promote their website.

To enter the contest, click this link:†

When you click the link, sign up for† It is a free service.† Our wine club uses this service to promote our activities.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 March 2009 )
MVWS on Facebook PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Sunday, 15 February 2009
We are now on Facebook.† The link to our group in Facebook is located in the Public†Menu below Public Downloads.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 September 2009 )
Glycerine PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
To increase the body of a finished wine, add Glycerine to it.† Glycerine is a natural by-product of any fermentation. It is what gives a wine its viscosity or mouth-feel.

You can see evidence of its existence in any wine by swirling the wine in a wine glass and noticing how long it lingers on the side-wall of the glass before settling back into place. This is referred to as the wine's "lace."

Heavier red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and others are known for their rich, smooth body. It is this body which helps the flavor of these wines to linger a bit longer on the taste buds giving them a much fuller and softer impression.

Glycerine is very easy to use, just simply pour into any wine to taste. Typically, anywhere from 2 to 4 ounces is suitable for a 5 or 6 gallon batch of wine, but you may want to experiment with smaller amounts of wine first to establish a dosage level.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 March 2011 )
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