Everything About Winemaking And Necessary Supplies

By Jayesh Bagde

Winemaking is a centuries-old process. It is fascinating to witness and leaves one heady for more.

Man had been drinking wine since the remotest period of history. Grape juice or juices from other organic sources are fermented to make wine. The making of this alcoholic beverage is one of the most enduring legacies of our fore fathers. Many cultures have their own techniques and processes of making wine.

Vinification is the term used when referring to winemaking. It is the process of the production of wine. Winemaking encompasses the whole procedures of producing wine, which start from the selection of grapes and end in the bottling of the finished product, the wine.

When speaking in scientific terms, wine and winemaking is known as oenology. Winemaking has two general classifications. In still wine production, there is no carbonation involved. When there is carbonation involved, the category is sparkling wine production.

In the past many centuries, winemaking is considered as a lengthy and ceremonious event. Nowadays, in our modern times, wine has changed significantly from its simple beginning many, many years ago. The reason is technology and need to mass produce wine for a much larger consumer demand.

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Winemaking has processes easy to understand and perform. At times, it could be a challenging chore. It requires some skill and knowledge of the basics of the fermentation process. For a start, it is helpful in knowing what kind of wine one likes to produce and also including the extent of time the wine must be stored. Wine making with out professional assistance is quite difficult.

Grapes ordinarily are the fruit whose juices are fermented for wines. However, almost all kinds of fruit varieties are suitable to be fermented to produce this alcoholic beverage. In fact, all organic things can possibly be raw materials for winemaking such as elderflowers, dandelion and blackberries, to mention a few. Use of different juice sources for fermentation is to have a selection of wine flavors.

Winemaking starts with the grapes, or any other source of juice. Make sure that the grapes are clean and in perfect condition for winemaking; no mold, no insects or diseases are in the fruits. Crushing of the grapes is the next step in the winemaking process. Grape crushing may take time and this crushing is included in the winemaking timetable.

Juice is allowed to flow into a special container after crushing. The crushed, mass of the grapes, undergoes further solid separation. The liquid is allowed to settle before fermentation. The next step is essential in determining the flavor and color of the finished product, the wine.

Yeast and sugar is added to the grape juice to activate fermentation. Fermentation needs a controlled environment. Temperature should be at the correct level. There should be a proper mixture of good yeasts and bad yeasts. Steps should be taken to prevent oxidation. Steps should also be taken to treat skins and pulp still contained in the juice.

Fermentation takes place for at least 10 to 30 days. Fermentation process has steps to be performed. These procedures are (a) fining, (b) filtration, (c) centrifugation, (d) refrigeration, (e) ion exchange and (f) heating. After fermentation, clarification is done to prevent cloudiness; this is to remove remaining suspended materials in the fermented juice.

Wine quality through aging is improved. This process reduces acidity and enhances clarity. Aroma and flavor are also improved by aging.

When it comes to the supplies necessary in winemaking, of course, the most essential is the grape juice. These grape juices are bought in concentrate kits. Concentrate kits have almost any variety of grapes coming from different regions of the world. The kits may be bought at price range of $35 to over $100. Each kit can produce up to 30 bottles of wine.

Cleaning and sanitizing is essential in winemaking. This is to make sure that no foreign elements can contaminate the raw materials and finished product of winemaking. Supplies of environmentally friendly hygienizing solvents and bottle brushes, specifically made to reach the curves of all winemaking containers are essential.

Important in monitoring the progress of the fermentation process is a hydrometer and a thermometer. Also important is the acid test kit in determining the level of acid in the formulation.

Supplies of bottles as wine containers are of course a requirement. Corks to seal the bottles of wine are as important. A corker might also be used for easy corking of bottle and shrink cap might also be used around the cork for decoration purpose.

After the proper aging, lets open a bottle of wine and celebrate. Cheers..!!!

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Small Business Loans: Tips For Obtaining A Small Business Loan

By Dee Power

When a small business needs capital, a small business loan from a bank comes first to mind. Banks want to lend to companies that have a record of profitable operations, that generate cash flow sufficient to repay the loan, and that have enough collateral or assets to secure the loan. A clean credit record for both the company and the principals of the company is mandatory; few late payments, and no bankruptcies or foreclosures.

Most start-up companies do not quality for traditional bank financing unless the founder has the personal net worth and income to guarantee the loan. The loan then is a really a personal loan to the founder rather than a business loan.

Check with the bank that you have your business accounts with for the person who handles commercial or business loans. You will be asked to provide financial statements for both you and your company for the last several years as well as tax returns. You may also be asked to provide documentation as to the accounts you have, both personal and business. A business plan will be required and you will most likely have to complete the bank’s own loan package.

You will have to personally guarantee the business loan, which means any and all assets you have will be pledged to pay off the loan if your business doesn’t. If you live in a community property state, your spouse must also personally guarantee the loan.

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First Tip: The acquisition of a bank loan takes time, as with any form of financing. Begin the process of finding a loan several months, at least, in advance of when your company needs the capital.

Second Tip: In looking for a bank loan, you are really approaching a vendor (the bank) to see if you want to buy his product (money). Don’t approach the situation like a starving peasant who desperately needs food (funds) to stay alive. The bank needs you or it has no revenue (except of course for the exorbitant amount of interest it earns on VISA cards).

Cash (flow) Is King

Before approaching a banker about a loan, it is imperative to prepare a detailed cash flow forecast to determine how much capital you need, and how and when the loan will be repaid. To the banker, the cash flow forecasts–and historical financial statements–are extremely critical. The venture capitalist has lofty goals for his relationship with your company–to earn a fantastic rate of return over a variable length of time. He may cash out of the business in 3 years, maybe 5, but in any case, he wants to create great wealth out of his participation in your company. The banker has more modest goals–to get his money back with a specified rate of interest–but he is much more concerned about timing–getting the interest and principal back from you at prearranged points in time–and in protecting his original investment. The banker, too, responds to forecasts that are realistic and containing detailed assumptions. Just as the venture capitalist tires of reading Business Plans with ridiculous or unsubstantiated projections, the banker appreciates well-thought out numbers grounded in reality.

Tell The Banker About Your Business

You also must prepare a Business Plan-type profile on your company to enable the banker to better understand your business. The Business Plan is your marketing tool again, just as it was with the venture capitalist. It also shows the banker your ability to plan and organize your company–skills that will enhance your ability to pay him back.

Follow these tips and you’ll be successful in obtaining a small business loan.

About the Author: Dee Power is the author of several nonfiction books. Interested in learning more about

obtaining a loan?

If you’re looking for a loan, you need a

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Prepare Our Children}

Submitted by: Alquran Classes

how important is it to prepare our children? Future would be harsh on them, should we be harsh on them know for their better training? Following story explains how should we prepare our children.

A man was an avid Gardner..

Saw a small butterfly laying a few eggs in one of the pots in his garden. Since that day he looked at the egg with ever growing curiosity and eagerness.

The egg started to move and shake a little. this was a sight of excitement for him as he was witnessing a new life coming up right in front of his eyes. He spent hours watching the egg now.

At last the long waited moment came, The egg started to expand and develop cracks. A tiny head and antennae started to come out ever so slowly.

The Gardner’s excitement knew no bounds. He got his magnifying glasses and sat to watch the life and body of a pupa coming out.

He observed the struggle of the tender pupa and couldn’t resist his urge to HELP.

He went and got a tender forceps to help the egg break, a nip here a nip there to help the struggling life.


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The pupa was out and the man was ecstatic!

Now he waited each day for the pupa to grow and fly like a beautiful butterfly,

ut Alas that never happened !

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the larvae pupa had a oversized head and kept crawling along in the pot for the full 4 weeks and died!

Depressed the man went to his botanist friend and inquired the reason.

His friend told him,

the struggle to break out of the egg helps the larvae to send blood to its wings

and the head push helps the head to remain small so that the tender wings can support it through its 4 week life cycle,

In his eagerness to help the man destroyed a beautiful life!

Struggles help all of us, that’s why a wee bit of effort goes a long way to develop our strength to face life’s difficulties!

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As parents, we sometimes go too far trying to help and protect our kids from life’s harsh realities and disappointments. We

don’t want our kids to struggle like we did. In all this pampering, some times we forget to prepare our children for upcoming challenges. Being a muslim parents, our duty doubles. We have to prepare our children not only for the challenges of society but also for the spiritual challenges. we often show leniency in waking or kids up for fajar, thinking that it would be a bit hard for them to wake up so early “he is just a little kid and needs sleep”,” but he offers all other prayers and would offer fajar prayer too when he grows up a little”.

But Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Dan Kindlon says that over-protected children are more likely to struggle in relationships and with challenges.

We’re sending our kids the message that they’re not capable of helping themselves.

To quote clinical psychologist Dr. Wendy as a moral i would conclude saying that ;


“It is Our Job to prepare Our Children for the Road…,


Not prepare the road

for Our Children…”

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