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Punching Down the Cap

by David on October 28, 2010

This brief video is a show and tell on why and how we punch down the “cap” of skins during wine fermentation. Enjoy! Subscribe

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Goosecross: What is Fermentation?

by David on November 12, 2009

In this 2-minute video wine fermentation,  the conversion of grape juice to wine, is explained. Enjoy! More videos Subscribe  

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Goosecross: Pumping Over the Cap

by David on November 5, 2009

We continue with winemaking at Goosecross Cellars in the Napa Valley, two minutes at at time. The “cap” has risen, we’ve added the yeast, and now it’s time to begin “pump overs”. The cap refers to the layer of skins that rise to the top during red-wine fermentation. Enjoy! More videos Subscribe  

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Goosecross: Starting the Fermentation

by David on October 30, 2009

Wonder how we get the fermentation started? In this 2-minute video Goosecross Winemaker, Geoff Gorsuch, inoculates the Syrah (mixes and adds the yeast) to begin fermentation. Enjoy! Subscribe

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Sulfites and Wine

by David on June 20, 2009

We get lots of questions about sulfites, and hope that this information is helpful. Why does wine have sulfites? The simple answer is that they’re a naturally occurring by-product of the fermentation. But that’s not the whole answer. World wide, most wineries add sulfur dioxide (SO2) during winemaking as a preservative, as has been done […]

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