41st Annual Amateur Home Winemaking Competition Results

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Cellarmasters in the News

A bunch has been written about our latest Wine Competition. Catch up on the news here: "Battle Of The Home Winemakers" in the Somm Journal. READ IT HERE Eve's Wine 101. READ IT HERE The Simi Valley Acorn. READ IT HERE


Grape Lecture

Watch this interesting Silverlight embedded video (Microsoft Silverlight will automatically be downloaded to view if you dont have it.) where a French oenology professor from Stellenbosch University discusses how to get your grapes to mature earlier, avoiding the cool weather and end-of-season shutdown. LECTURE


MLF scorecard from ScottLabs

Thank you to Sigrid who has sent the MLF scorecard slide from her excellent presentation at the Yeast Etc. seminar. We'll have other downloadables as they are submitted to us. Thanks to everyone who attended and especially to Michael Jones and Sigrid Gertsen-Briand for making the


Origin Myths of Cellarmasters

Every great organization and religion has its unique creation story. Cellarmasters has one as well. Our newsletters have covered since the first meeting in January 1974 before the club had its name chosen. By the second meeting, Cellarmasters was the name and we have been up


Andy’s Corner: Barrel Topping

Should I top my barrels regularly? The short answer is: No. Only top when you open the barrel, for instance when you sample or rack. But, but, but won’t the wine be ruined by the air in the headspace if I don’t top regularly? No, there is no oxygen in