A Sense of Wine

A Sense of Wine is Wine Sense's journal of new products, techniques and behind the scenes info for those who love to make wine. The authors are the Wine Sense staff. You will be familiar with them as the friendly faces that serve you whenever you stop by one of the stores. Join us as we share our insights on new procucts, advice and our experiences. Please feel free to comment on any posts- we look forward to your input!

August 2012


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August 3, 2012

I had a customer come in this morning who boldly told me he had never used a hydrometer. He has been making wine for several years & he said it’s always turned out (and fortunately the kits are so well made today that you can get a way without taking a hydrometer reading). But I explained you will make better wine when you use a hydrometer. Otherwise how do you really know your wine is finished fermenting? How do know if it’s ready for stabilizing? How do know if the wine is ready for bottling?

With a greater understanding of the importance of the Hydrometer he revealed that his real issue was that he was not sure how to take a hydrometer reading when the wine was in the carboy. What a great question! I explained that the easiest way was with The Thief– a very simple tool for taking samples and hydrometer readings.

My customer thanked us and left with his new Thief to go home and take his Hydrometer Readings… and to make better wine!

* Click here if you would like more information about Using Your Hydrometer.


Vic, Manager (Wine Sense- Brandon)

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