"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Beverages and Wine > The Wine Cellar
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-16-2012, 02:43 PM   #11
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,887
Steve, thank you so much for posting this. I've often wondered just how you do it, and although I've toured many wineries, it's so much more interesting to see how a friend does it at home. Pass me a glass of your favorite white please...*clink*
__________________

__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 03:06 PM   #12
Wine Guy
 
Steve Kroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 5,414
You're very welcome, Kay! I know it's not something that everyone is into, but people that come over to the house always seem interested and have a million questions about how it's done.
__________________

__________________
Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 04:49 PM   #13
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,899
Very interesting !

Do you have a tasting room

I remember a neighbor - when I was very young - who did this in his basement along with beers.

My parents visited them a lot but never took up the hobby.
__________________
MrsLMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 06:33 PM   #14
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,936
That really is very interesting indeed, thank you for sharing the process with us Steve....now for some tastings

Is this all done at your home Steve?
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #15
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsLMB View Post
Very interesting !

Do you have a tasting room

I remember a neighbor - when I was very young - who did this in his basement along with beers.

My parents visited them a lot but never took up the hobby.
They didn't need to.

Steve you have answered a question I have had for years. The same question applies to cheese making as well. The yeast strain. It was quite by chance I found the answer to the cheese. How do you make the difference between cheddar and Swiss? It is in the yeast strain. Each one, like wine has their own strain. I never thought to apply the same answer to wine as it was in cheese making. Now I know how the differences in white and red are made. Thank you for the information. I guess I am not to old to learn something new and interesting. It is a shame I don't drink.

I do remember you telling us about your winning and beating out some of the top known names in wine. Quite an accomplishment. Kudos to you kid!
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 09:26 PM   #16
Head Chef
 
powerplantop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,157
Thanks for showing us how you do it. When I slow down a bit I would love to try this.

You should write a step by step book with lots of photos.
__________________
My YouTube cooking channel
powerplantop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 09:37 PM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,115
Fascinating, Steve! Thanks so much!
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 10:05 PM   #18
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,936
I was thinking that too PP...Steve should do a wine book, he is pretty good at all this stuff
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #19
Cook
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Kroll View Post
This is what's left after pressing: a 60 lb cake of skins called pomace. In Italy, they ferment and distill this stuff to make the drink known as Grappa.

Wow,thanks for doing this step by step instruction on wine making Steve.

Grappa I have tasted with my Italian relatives & afraid its not to my liking at all! A very lethal drink It used to burn my mouth so to speak. Definitely an acquired taste I think.
__________________
Sasroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #20
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sasroc

Wow,thanks for doing this step by step instruction on wine making Steve.

Grappa I have tasted with my Italian relatives & afraid its not to my liking at all! A very lethal drink It used to burn my mouth so to speak. Definitely an acquired taste I think.
I've had grappa once, that was more than enough!
__________________

__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.