The only hands-on winemaking bootcamp in the area. Musto Wine Grape Company is pleased to announce the start of a five week class for winemakers in the art and science of making wines. This course offers each student the opportunity of experiencing hands-on winemaking and producing their own five gallons of wine by the end of the semester. In addition to actually making wines, the course will cover the science behind modern wine making and fermentation techniques including additives commonly used by commercial wineries throughout the wine making world. Classes will be about 3 hours each Saturday, starting at 9:00 am or 12:00PM (depending on the session you pick), in the offices and winemaking showrooms of Musto Winegrape Co, 101 Reserve Road, Hartford, CT, 06114.
Frank Renaldi is the current course instructor at Musto Wine Grape Company, LLC
Any one who has the opportunity to meet Frank quickly realizes Frank's passion for wine making, which is only one of the many things that makes him an excellent instructor.
Frank Renaldi has been making wine for over 17 years and has served as a consultant to wineries. Frank possesses a wide breadth of experience in winemaking from kits, to juice, fruits, grapes and even fortified wines. He devotes a lot of time toward honing and expanding his winemaking skills and knowledge by attending conferences and seminars. He is also member of the American Wine Society.
We are currently accepting enrollment for this 5 week course with lecture and hands-on labs. The cost $150/student plus the cost of grapes for the 5 gallon batch.
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Below is a syllabus for this class
1 Introduction to camp, equipment, supplies, sanitizing
2 Measuring and adjusting sugar, PH, acid
3 Red wine making – step by step
3-4 Nutrients – goferm, dap, Fermaid O, Fermaid K
4 White wine making – step by step
5 Yeast – selection, rehydration
5 Malo – co-inoculation, sequential, post inoculation, measuring
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2. Add either the red grape or white grape accessorie options to your cart.
*Both items must be purchased for a complete registration.
You are also welcome to contact the office at 877.812.1137 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* Students must register and pay prior to attending a class. If Musto Wine Grape, Co. should need to reschedule a class, the student will be notified via the contact information that is on file at Musto Wine Grape and will be given the option of obtaining a refund or credit toward another class date.
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Many people make wine each year. In its most basic form, the process of converting fruit or fruit juice to an alcoholic product is quite simple. The craft industry has developed kits and other products that are simple to use, offer step-by-step instructions, and yield very consistent results. Such products are perfect for getting one's feet wet in the hobby. Still, arguably there is a difference in making wine versus winemaking. The former implies a somewhat abstracted methodology of producing wine and the later implying a process by which the winemaker has both a greater understanding and greater control over the process.
We believe that what we describe above is an evolution of sorts, one that occurs over time and one where having a foundation of understanding goes a long way toward becoming an accomplished winemaker. To that end, we at Musto Wine Grape Company, LLC have developed a series of winemaker led classes that we hold at our Hartford, CT location. From a General Introductory Course, to Lab Skills, Sensory Analysis, and even a hands-on bootcamp, these courses provide both new and experience winemakers with the foundation necessary to develop rapidly in this wonderful hobby.
To learn more about the classes we offer and the dates we will be offering them, click on the links to the classes in the related products inset to the right. If you have any questions regarding our classes, want to arrange for a group class, etc., please contact us.