From the Editors

Home Wine-Making Class

Submitted March 15th, 2012

If you’re planning your April calendar, you might want to think about taking a class in Continuing Education at Wenatchee Valley College. On April 18, 2012, two of our highly regarded, award-winning local winemakers will be teaching a class in home wine-making. (more…)

Area Wine Events!

Submitted March 13th, 2012

Attached is a special invitation from the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation to an outstanding event the afternoon of March 25. Be sure to check it out. “Come join the WVC Foundation on Sunday, March 25th for an afternoon filled with the ‘Art of Music’…(download the announcement) (more…)

Want to Add to the Website?

Submitted March 10th, 2012

You, our members, can help keep our website current and informative! (more…)

What Is Hot Wine?

Submitted June 1st, 2009

That wine is hot!

What exactly is ‘hot’ when you talk about wines?  Is hot a cool thing?  Do winemakers strive to make ‘hot’ wines? (more…)

New Web Contact

Submitted May 13th, 2009

Please contact me if you have any information you would like to post on the web site. This includes any pictures of our events you are willing to share.

Contact me at:

Sheila Bergren

What Is Malolactic Fermentation?

Submitted May 11th, 2009

“Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy”
~Sir Alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist

Malolactic fermentation (or sometimes malolactic conversion) is a process of a change used in winemaking where tart-tasting malic acid, naturally present in grape must, is converted to softer-tasting lactic acid. (more…)