Technical Articles

This section includes separate Winemaking guides for Grape wines and Country wines, especially written with the beginner in mind. There are a wide variety of articles covering relatively more advanced techniques such as making sparkling wines, measuring the Free SO2 content of your wine, the finer points of making white wines (pros and cons, oxidation).

The “Summary” series of articles are linked to the EDWG Home Winemaking Guide, but are also stand-alone articles covering key parts of the winemaking process such as SO2, yeast fermentation, Malolactic fermentation, Acidity and pH, Cleaning and Sanitation, Fining and Stabilisation, racking, oak and other fundamental topics. These are the basics of winemaking technique in which every winemaker, amateur or professional, must become “unconsciously” skilled.