Monthly Archives: December 2011


Through a friend at the L.A. County Arboretum, I was introduced to Chuck Lyones – Public Relations Director at the San Gabriel Mission. I’ve always been curious about Mission grapes and the wine made from them. Sure, there are a few producers … Continue reading

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Water conservation in the home winery

“If you hear a winery claiming to be ‘green’, just think how much water we’ve used just during pressing grapes for 6.5 gallons of wine and cleaning up after that“, I told my brother as we were cleaning up after … Continue reading

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Do I need a new pH meter?

I spent a hundred bucks on my pH meter. I expect it to be reliable. I’m pretty careful with my equipment and try to keep it clean and in good repair. I calibrate my pH meter before each use. When … Continue reading

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