YAN Analysis Using Vinmetrica Test Kit

Vinmetrica YAN test kit The value of the test is that it can be completed as a sequentially step following pH and TA measurement of must or juice using a common pH pen and 0.133M NaOH solution for TA titration.  No special equipment is required other than the pH pen but it does require attention […]

2019 Club Competition

The Saanich Sommeliers hosted a great wine competition in January of 2019. With 134 entries from 5 wine-making clubs in BC, judges evaluated some amazing wine and awarded 108 medals (10 Gold, 47 Silver and 51 Bronze). Check out the results of the competition here – And congratulations to all medal winners! After the judging, […]

Four methods of assessing completion of malolactic fermentation

  This article addresses determination of completion of malolactic fermentation (MLF) for amateur winemakers and was compiled from information provided at a Saanich Sommeliers workshop in November of 2018. The primary presenter was Dr. Sandy Kirk but others present contributed.  Apart from the workshop another source of information is cited below. Introduction Malolactic fermentation is […]

Crabmeat Casanova

Recipe Courtesy of Mike and Arlene McInnes Ingredients 3 tablespoons clarified butter 9 thin slices French bread 12 slices lemon 18 ounces lump crab meat (not canned crab) 3 tablespoons cognac, warmed 6 tablespoons dry white wine One cup fish stock 3/4 quarters teaspoon salt Scant 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons lemon […]