April 2017 Posts

No posts.

March 2017 Posts

No posts.

February 2017 Posts

Meeting Minutes from January 14, 2017 have been posted under Members Only.

Home Wine Press Winter 2016

January 2017 Posts

Meeting Minutes from November 5, 2016 have been posted under Members Only.

December 2016 Posts

Home Wine Press Summer 2016

Chicken Piccata recipe has been added to Cooking With Wine

Roll Out the Barrels—How Barrels Are Made and How Wine and Whiskey Barrels Compare

Club medalists in 2016 New York State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalists in 2016 Cellarmasters of Los Angeles Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalists in 2016 California State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalists in 2016 INDY International Wine Competition (Amateur Division)

November 2016 Posts

Meeting Minutes from June 4, 2016 and September 10, 2016 have been posted under Members Only.

October 2016 Posts

Club medalists in 2016 Erie County Fair Home Wine Competition

September 2016 Posts

No posts.

August 2016 Posts

How to Stop a Fermentation or Prevent Re-Fermentation

July 2016 Posts

No posts.

June 2016 Posts

2016 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition

Varietal View: Cabernet Franc

Varietal View: Gewurztraminer

Varietal View: Riesling

Varietal View: Vignoles

May 2016 Posts

‘Brush up’ on your wine tasting—How wine acids affect your teeth

2016 Club Banquet was added to Photo Gallery

April 2016 Posts

No posts.

March 2016 Posts

Minutes from the March 12, 2016 meeting were posted under Members Only.

February 2016 Posts

No posts.

January 2016 Posts

Minutes from the January 9, 2016 meeting were posted under Members Only.

Home Wine Press Fall 2015

Pork Chops with Capers was added to Cooking With Wine

December 2015 Posts

No posts.

November 2015 Posts

Minutes from the November 14, 2015 meeting were posted under Members Only.

Cover Your Bases—How to Test Your NaOH

Making Sparkling Wine Using the Méthode Champenoise Method

Club medals in 2015 New York State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medals in 2015 Erie County Fair Home Wine Competition

Club medals in 2015 San Diego (CA) County Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medals in 2015 California State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medals in 2015 INDY International Wine Competition (Amateur Division)

Club medals in 2015 Ocean Isle Beach, NC AWS Amateur Wine Competition

Club medals in 2015 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition

Braised Summer Stone Fruit was added to Cooking With Wine

Home Wine Press Summer 2015

October 2015 Posts

No posts.

September 2015 Posts

Minutes from the September 12, 2015 meeting were posted under Members Only.

August 2015 Posts

Minutes from the July 8, 2015 meeting were added under Members Only

Home Wine Press Spring 2015

Chicken Marsala was added to Cooking With Wine

July 2015 Posts

A classified ad was posted under Members Only.

June 2015 Posts

Photos from June 2015 Tour of Dr. Frank's Chateau Frank

May 2015 Posts

Minutes from the May 9, 2015 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

April 2015 Posts

What is an AVA?

Chicken with Shallots and Spinach

Home Wine Press Feb.-March 2015

March 2015 Posts

Minutes from the March 14, 2015 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

February 2015 Posts

New York State's First Winery

2014 AWS Amateur Wine Competition

Home Wine Press Dec. 2014-Jan. 2015

January 2015 Posts

Minutes from the January 10, 2015 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

December 2014 Posts

Home Wine Press Oct.-Nov. 2014

November 2014 Posts

The changes that were voted on at the November 8, 2014 meeting have been added to the club Constitution.

Minutes from the November 8, 2014 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

Credit card payment links for Annual Dues and Banquet tickets have been added to this site for your convenience. Click on "RAHW Payment" on the navigation menu at left.

October 2014 Posts

Club medalists in 2014 New York State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalists in 2014 Erie County Fair Home Wine Competition

Home Wine Press Aug.-Sept. 2014

September 2014 Posts

Make Your Own Chill-Proof Chamber for Cold Stabilizing Your Wine

Club medalist in 2014 San Diego (CA) County Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalist in 2014 INDY International Wine Competition (Amateur Division)

Minutes from the September 13, 2014 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

August 2014 Posts

Firsts in American Wine

Which commercial winery was really first in the United States?

A Glass of History—A visit to J. J. Dufour Winery at First Vineyard

Home Wine Press June-July 2014

July 2014 Posts

No posts this month.

June 2014 Posts

Club medalist in 2014 Ocean Isle Beach, NC AWS Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalists in 2014 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition

Blank Winemaking Log Sheet  (printable .pdf file)

Blank Winemaking Log Sheet (Excel 2010 file)

Prohibition Revisited

Home Wine Press April-May 2014

May 2014 Posts

Minutes from the May 10, 2014 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

The new club Constitution was approved by a membership vote on May 10, 2014.

April 2014 Posts

Log Notes: 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel

Safely Using Winemaking Chemicals

Wine in the Holy Scriptures

Home Wine Press Feb.-March 2014

March 2014 Posts

Club medalist in 2014 Florida State Fair International Wine and Grape Juice Competition

Minutes from the March 8, 2014 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

Cooking With Wine has been reorganized. Recipes are now on individual web pages.

February 2014 Posts

Log Notes: 2012 Strawberry Rhubarb Wine

Book review: Dinner at Mr. Jefferson's

Home Wine Press Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014

January 2014 Posts

Minutes from the January 11, 2014 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

December 2013 Posts

Club medalists in 2013 AWS Amateur Wine Competition

Winemaking Terms Defined: Vegan Winemaking

Home Wine Press Oct.-Nov. 2013

Club Equipment under Members Only has been updated with a new meter.

Club medalists in 2013 Western NY Amateur Wine Makers' Contest

November 2013 Posts

Minutes from the November 9, 2013 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

October 2013 Posts

How to Make an Early-Drinking Red Wine

Native or Not? Some popular American wine grapes are not what they seem

Winemaking Terms Defined: Green and Sustainable Winemaking

Home Wine Press Aug.-Sept. 2013

September 2013 Posts

Minutes from the September 14, 2013 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

August 2013 Posts

Club medalists in 2013 New York State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalists in 2013 Erie County Fair Home Wine Competition

Log Notes: 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaking Terms Defined: "Sounds Like" Muscat

CrossWord Search No. 9: Wine Tasting

Home Wine Press June-July 2013

July 2013 Posts

Minutes have been posted under Members Only from the June 11, 2013 Joint Board Meeting of RAHW and NYSHWC, during which the two organizations merged.

June 2013 Posts

Club medalists in the 2013 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition

Winemaking Terms Defined: Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Winemaking

CrossWord Search No. 8: Vineyard Management

Home Wine Press April-May 2013

May 2013 Posts

Photos from 2013 Banquet with guest Jack Keller.

A link to Michael Warren Thomas' "Mission Finger Lakes" list of area restaurants that carry Finger Lakes wines is now in Local Wine Info.

Constitution now updated with changes adopted at the May 11, 2013 meeting.

Minutes from the May 11, 2013 Board and General Meetings have been posted under Members Only.

April 2013 Posts

Insider's Guide to Wine Competitions

Making Herb Wine

Winemaking Terms Defined: Types of Mead

CrossWord Search No. 7: Parts of a Grapevine

Home Wine Press Feb.-March 2013

Club Equipment under Members Only has been updated.

March 2013 Posts

Minutes from the March 9, 2013 Board and General Meetings have been posted under Members Only.

February 2013 Posts

Log Notes for 2011 Chardonnay, winner of 2012 AWS Gold

Tiny Bubbles—A semi-serious look at CO2 production during winemaking

Winemaking Terms Defined: Alternative Forms of Winemaking

CrossWord Search No. 6: Bottling Wine

Home Wine Press Dec. 2012-Jan. 2013

January 2013 Posts

Minutes from club meetings have been moved under Members Only. You must now be logged in to view Meeting Minutes.

Minutes from January 12, 2013 Meeting

December 2012 Posts

Acids in Wine, Part 3: Illustrating the Effects of Ionization States

Log Notes for 2011 Cayuga, winner of NY State Fair Double Gold

French Terms: In the Tasting Room

CrossWord Search No. 5: Wine Yeast

Home Wine Press Oct.-Nov. 2012

2012 AWS Amateur Wine Competition

November 2012 Posts

Minutes for November 10, 2012 Meeting

October 2012 Posts

2012 New York State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Removing Wine Bottle Labels

French Terms: In the Cellar, Pressing Grapes

CrossWord Search No. 4: Finger Lakes Wine Region

Home Wine Press Aug.-Sept. 2012

September 2012 Posts

Minutes for September 8, 2012 Meeting

Updates to Club winners in 2012 Western NY Amateur Wine Makers' Contest

Club medalists in 2012 Erie County Fair Home Wine Competition

August 2012 Posts

Club winners in 2012 Western NY Amateur Wine Makers' Contest

French Winemaking Terms Defined: In the Vineyard

CrossWord Search No. 3: New World Wines

Home Wine Press June-July 2012

July 2012 Posts

Minutes for July 11, 2012 Meeting

How to Use a Hydrometer

Photos from 2012 Hazlitt Red Cat Tour

Photos from 2012 WineMaker Conference and Tasting Party

June 2012 Posts

Making Mead—the Honey Wine

Make Your Own Carboy Lifter

French Winemaking Terms Defined: In the Cellar, Making Champagne

CrossWord Search No. 2: Old World Wines

Home Wine Press April-May 2012

Club medalists in 2012 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition

May 2012 Posts

Photos from Tim G's annual Bottling Party

Photos from the 2012 Banquet

Minutes for May 12, 2012 Meetings

April 2012 Posts

Club medalists in the 2012 Missouri Valley Wine Competition

Acids in Wine Part 2: Ionization States

French Winemaking Terms Defined: In the Cellar, Making Wine

Home Wine Press Feb.-March 2012

NEW! Wine-themed puzzle CrossWord Search No. 1: Winemaking

March 2012 Posts

Minutes for March 10, 2012 Meeting

Red Cat Winery tour and annual club picnic added to Events and Activities.

February 2012 posts

How to Reduce Acid in Juices—with Calcium Carbonate

Quick Reference Guide-Reducing Acid in Juices with Calcium Carbonate

Log Notes for 2010 Gewurztraminer, winner of NY State Fair Double Gold

The Home Wine Press Dec. 2011-Jan. 2012

January 2012 posts

Winemaking Terms Defined: Describing a Wine’s Taste Co-authored by Jack Keller!

Minutes for January 14, 2012 Meeting

December 2011 posts

Some new Cooking With Wine recipes added to Side Dishes

Log Notes for 2010 Rougeon, winner of NY State Fair "Best of Category"

Winemaking Terms Defined: Attending a Wine Tasting

The Home Wine Press Oct.-Nov. 2011

November 2011 posts 

Minutes for November 12, 2011 Meeting

Club Medalists in the 2011 AWS Amateur Wine Competition

Photos of club pouring at 2011 AWS Showcase of Wines

Estimating ABV and Residual Sugar in 3 Easy Steps updated to handle dessert wines

October 2011 posts

Club Medalist in the 2011 Erie County Fair Home Wine Competition

Acids in Wine Part 1: Overview

Winemaking Terms Defined: Vineyard Management

The Home Wine Press Aug.-Sept. 2011

NEW! Now you can search this website. On the menu bar at left, hover on "Home" and click on Search This Site. This search includes our website pages but not our .pdf files.

September 2011 posts

Club Medalists in the 2011 Western NY Amateur Wine Makers’ Contest

Minutes from September 10, 2011 meeting

Club Medalists in the 2011 NY State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

New books, with reviews, added to Club Library

Older Posts

Our Sense of Taste

Terms Defined: Life Cycle of a Grape

Fruit "Brandy" recipe

June-July 2011 The Home Wine Press newsletter

Photos added to Club Equipment under Members Only

NEW PAGE! Local Wine Info under Links of Interest on menu bar

Minutes from July 6, 2011 General Meeting

2011 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition club winners

Terms Defined: Grapevines and their Fruit

April-May 2011 issue added to Newsletter Archive

2011 Club Wine Bottling photos

2011 Banquet photos

2011 Bottling Party photos 

Minutes for May 14, 2011 meeting

Determining Residual Sugar and ABV

Estimating ABV and Residual Sugar in 3 Easy Steps

Choosing Your Wine Bottles

Terms Defined: Wine Label Terms

Feb.-March 2011 issue added to Newsletter Archive

Can Wine Be Frozen?

Minutes for March 12, 2011 meeting

Photo Gallery  NOW COMPLETE!

Minutes for January 8, 2011 meeting

Cherry Port Winemaking Recipe

Analysis of 2010 Finger Lakes Grapes

Malolactic Fermentation

Terms Defined: Bottles and Bottling

Adding Sugar to Wine to Boost PA and Achieve Stability

Dec. 2010 issue added to Newsletter Archive

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