Winemaking

Lamothe-Abiet

Designers of enological products (e.g., yeasts, bacteria, nutrients, tannin, oak, enzymes, fining agents) favoring sustainable winemaking. Provides webinars, technical booklets, protocols, and tools, including the OenoSolutions mobile app.

Bucher Vaslin North America

French winemaking equipment company that produces newsletters and monthly seminars on wine chemistry; recordings are posted to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_iVItUP8_yjHsxjeB1Qxtg

Vin méthode nature

French natural wine label that indicates compliance with a charter requiring each cuvée to come from vines cultivated with organic farming, harvested manually, without "brutal" inputs (e.g., cross-flow filtration, flash pasteurization, thermovinification, reverse osmosis), with the sole use of indigenous yeasts, and absence of sulfite. A separate logo indicates up to 30 mg/l of total H2SO4 was allowed. The charter was defined by the French Ministry of Agriculture, the INAO, the DGCCRF, and the Natural Wines defense Union.

Raw Wube

The world’s largest community of low-intervention organic, biodynamic and natural wines, their growers & makers, and those who love drinking them.

Natural wines are those made with low-intervention from grapes grown in a sustainable way. They may have a cloudy appearance (no fining/filtering) and funky flavors (native yeasts, no preservatives).

Asociación de Productores de Vinos Naturales de España (PVN)

Spanish Natural Wine Organization

VinNatur

Italian Natural Wine Organization

Les Vins S.A.I.N.S. (Sans Aucun Intrant Ni Sulphites)

French Natural Wine Organization

L'Association des Vins Naturels (AVN)

French Natural Wine Organization

Inside a grape

How to use press cuts to make higher quality wines

Endless West

San Francisco startup creating "molecular" wine (Gemello), sake (Kazoku), and whiskey (Glyph) from water, ethanol and chemicals.

Also see https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/San-Francisco-startup-unveils-synthetic-wine-and-15068890.php

Replica Wine

Ari Walker and Kevin Hicks started Integrated Beverage Group in Denver. Their Replica Wine brand sells cheap surplus wine with added chemicals to construct wine liked by consumers. Their lab, Ellipse Analytics, run by Sean Callan PhD and the IBG winemaker consult with Brett Zimmerman MS to determine the mix of chemicals used.

Barnivore Vegan Alcohol Directory

Search engine to see if beer, wine, and liquor is processed with animal products. Note that the material used to fine (clarify) beverages, whether animal-based or mineral-based, is not contained in the final beverage. Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet.

Lesaffre/Redstar

Prominent provider of yeast

Lallemand

Prominent provider of yeast

Label/Cork Conditions & Bottle Sizes

Wine Making Talk

Home winemaking

UC Davis Extension Winemaking

Free videotaped seminars

Tutorials on Acidity, VA, SO2, Alcohol

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