Tag: winemaking


Inert Gas Use in the Winery

There is a small family of gasses that play an important part in the winemaking process. Gas management is particularly important and has many winemaking applications.

The Role of Sulfur in Winemaking

Worried about sulfites in your wine? Don’t be. Find out why winemakers add sulfur dioxide (SO2) to their wines to maintain the flavor and freshness, as well as how they measure SO2 to maintain optimal levels in wine.

The Importance of pH & TA in Winemaking

Winemaking involves many sensory and analytical measures. Two metrics that are very important, and often misunderstood are pH and titratable acidity (TA). Follow along for descriptions and examples that illustrate the importance and differences of pH and TA.

Sur Lie Aging of White & Sparkling Wines

Sur lie (French for “on the lees”) aging sounds fairly straightforward: it is a stylistic choice to allow wine to age in contact with its lees. Though sur lie aging has been practiced since Ancient Rome, we are still uncovering the science that enhances the complexities of the finished wines aged on their lees.

Aging Chardonnay on Lees

Uncovering the Truth About Sulfites in Wine

With the ominous “Contains Sulfites” label that accompanies most wine bottles, consumers have grown wary of sulfur in wine. Join the Gravity team as they dig deeper into the role of sulfur in winemaking and how it might affect your health.

What is Custom Crush Winemaking?

Custom Crush is the idea of making wine in a facility with equipment and resources provided by the facility management team. It is sometimes thought of as a shared space, which can have many benefits to winemakers and wineries.