Practical in the cellar

Winemaking with stems

Winemaking with stems

Alcoholic fermentation is the backbone of winemaking. It therefore follows that all processes, physical factors and components of the process will have an influence on the result of the fermentation. Whether stems are absent or not during fermentation is one of these...
A toast to fine oak

A toast to fine oak

The use of wood is an integral part of winemaking, but the implications of using this natural material extend beyond the cellar. By Bernard Mocke   The commercialisation of oak barrels started when the Roman armies and traders of old replaced clay amphorae with...