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This site is devoted to not only providing information to others interested in making wine and grape growing for this purpose, it is also devoted to the sharing of this information, including lessons learned .  Here, I humbly impart the wisdoms of my own lessons learned, and share with you, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.  Learn from my mishaps, misfortunes and especially from... my good fortunes.


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 Recently, I have had a great deal of requests about where I obtained the signs I have on my carboys.   My recipe: I just took some Mardi Gras beads (everyone has some of these or something like these around the house) and cut them to about 10 inches in length.   Then I cut up some thin plastic, which I believe was excess bathroom shower liner, into small squares for the labels. Then I glued the Mardi Gras beads to them in the top corners. (you can use hot glue, super glue, etc) 

Then I just used my label maker for the wine type and year.   I kept mine in separate lines so I can don't have to print out full labels each time.  I'll just keep them from each type and change the year with each new batch.   If you've got a good idea, tip or trick, please be sure to mention it in our "Wine forum where wine-minds think alike". Everyone here, and especially those taking part in our Wine Forum, are trading tips, tidbits, sharing great information & is constantly learning.



I have tried making or have already have made.....
I have made or am currently making........


Concord Grape


Apple Cinnamon


Cranberry Apple








Raspberry Zinfandel (kit)






Merlot (kit)


Chianti (kit)


Pinot Noir (from kit)


California Blush (from kit)


Cabernet / Merlot (kit)



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