WINE MAKING TECHNICAL ARTICLES
Excellent reference on major wine making topics.
Enter refractometer wine in the search box. You will find a good variety of models, including ATC (automatic temperature compensation). Most include free shipping. Most prices start at $25. I have one. It has served well over 10 years. More buying info here: http://www.bobhack.com/buying.html
Marquette wine making procedure: I used the information on the following site as my guide.
Cold Hardy Red Wine Grapes Overview
A must have book!
Northern Winework: Growing Grapes and Making Wine in Cold Climates. This is a 'hands-on' book with photographs, figures and tables. The 34 grape varieties of special interest for cold climates and detailed instructions on winter vine survival are provided. This book is aimed at readers with a foundation of basic grape growing and winemaking knowledge, who want to plant varieties suitable for their climate and site, and make high-quality wines from them. See a brief review here: http://www.honeyflowfarm.com/articles/northernwineworks.htm
Can be sourced at Amazon or here"
Completely Free Wine LabelSoftware
Identification Guide to the Major Diseases of Grapes
On using argon gas in winemaking
As for it tainting the wine mentioned in the above link, I have been assured that even the industrial grade argon available here is suitable for food and leaves no deleterious effects. The Aligal™ argon by Air Liquide mentioned on the site may be just marketing to get extra $$$-???. The statement “…..there could be oil in the Industrial Grade Argon for example.” is especially doubtful, as oil under high pressure is explosive, and as such must be totally kept out of the production of all gasses under high pressure.
Vines to Vintages - Tel: 905.562.0142 http://vinestovintages.ca
991 Twenty Road
Jordan, ON L0R 1S0
Valuable information on site
Only supplier of small sizes of Laffort products I have found in Canada.
BosaGrape Winery & Beer Supplies
6908 Palm Avenue
Burnaby, B.C. Canada V5J 4M3
phone for info and pricing - site out of date.
1043 Richter St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K4
Mainly commercial supplier, but very accommodating to smaller customers.
Canadian nursery that specializes in providing cold climate hardy plants: A&M Viticulture, St. Paul d’Abbotsford, Québec. Contact Alain or Mariette Breault, (450) 379-5302; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This site is in French. You may need the Google Translated version: http://bit.ly/YmtcPB