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!

March 2011


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Spring Forward- Check Your Equipment

March 30, 2011

You know when they say that you should change the batteries in your fire alarms when we change our clocks each spring and fall, well I have another suggestion. It’s time to inspect some of your winemaking equipment. Example 1 would be that your Primary Pail is scratch free and stain free. Example 2 would be your Syphon Combo is nice and clear and the colour of clear plastic. 

My neighbour was concerned about his recent wines- I gave him some advice and left it at that. He recently knocked on my door to borrow my Syphon Combo as his was broken. He had his in his hand and the plastic tubing was about the colour of an orange and you could see red wine staining on it.

Wine residue on your equipment is not your friend!


I explained to him that his wine never had a chance- his dirty Syphon was contaminating his wine. Syphons are very difficult to clean- if yours looks dirty it may be time to replace it.


Bob, Manager (Wine Sense- Springfield Road)

Filed under: General, Equipment by WineSense


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