Home Vineyard Growing Wine Grapes at Home
Hello and welcome to my home vineyard Let's get a lay of the land. As you can see thisis just a simple side yard it's got about 55 feet of space long twentysix feet of space wide we elected to go with twenty twofoot long rows northsouth facing uh. the rows are spaced about five feet apartto give us ample space for the vines to grow
and for us to manage and walk through we are planting about four plants per row to give it plenty of space to spread out and grow for the rows, we used uh. just simple fenceposts these are eightfoot fence post sunk about threefeet deep we tried to go about two feet deep butit wasn't uh. it just simply wasn't stable enough so we went that extra foot for stability
the wire is fourteen gauge wire uh. we elected to go with the verticaltrellising partly because it was easier and partlybecause uh. the north south facing rows, it allow it to get sun at all hours of the day uh. we have a drip irrigation linesran along the bottom we will be using half gallon per hour drips two per plant that allows us to adjust the water
water flow and manage the irrigation a littleeasier than if we used a heavier flow we'll actually be planting syrah grapes because we tend to be in a warmer, drier climateduring the summer doing something like pinot noirwould require greater cooler temperatures. that sort of thing that's our vineyard. We'll be planting the grapes nextweek and we'll come back then.
How to Get the Benefits of Wine without the Alcohol
Alright! This is John Kohler with discountjuicers !Today we have another exciting episode for you. And in this episode what I'm goingto do for you guys is actually share with you guys how to get the benefits of wine withoutthe alcohol. So you're going to definitely want to pay attention to this episode if youwant to get some of the benefits of wine without the alcohol. Or you've heard there's likelots of benefits to wine and you're considering drinking it, but you don't really do alcohol,like I don't do alcohol, but you want to get the benefits. There's so many benefitsof wine. It's actually kind of insane why it's so good for you.
And actually later in this episode we'regoing to get into like how to maximize the benefits of wine and other foods that youmay be eating. But it's also common in common mainstream media these days to make somethingthat's really not so great for you like alcohol, which causes DWI's and belligerenceand fights. I mean, I've seen it all in my fraternity days in college. Anyways, thingsthat are not so good for you, mainstream media makes it out to be oh it's so great becausedrinking some wine could lower your incidences of heart disease for example, you know. Itcould lower your incidences of the risks of colon cancer. It can slow your brain decline.I mean there's so many different benefits
of the wine. And so then you drink it. Thenyou're like okay I'm getting the benefits. But then you're getting buzzed, and youmight like the buzz. I'm not going to like debate liking the buzz, not liking the buzz.You guys want to drink, hey drink. I choose not to drink but I want to get the benefitsof wine without the alcohol. So that's why I'm making this tutorial for you guys to sharewith you guys how to get the benefits, okay. So let me go ahead and back up here. Whatis wine made out ofé It's made out of grapes! And it's made out of a special variety ofgrapes. Did you know there are actually Cabernet Sauvignon varieties of grapesé There are Merlotvarieties of grapes. All the different names
of the wines, that's actually a kind ofgrape. So what you really want to do is actually you want to get the grape that produces thewine. And then you want to drink it. You want to drink the juice of the grape because that'swhat wine is. They take the grapes, they juice them with the juice presses or maybe in Italythey actually stomp them with bare feet, I hope they don't got no toe jams, and theyget all the juice out. And then they ferment it. And, you know, in the fermentation processthe yeasts basically convert the sugar to alcohol, burn off some of that, but then theyalso leave, you know, a good percentage of the other constituents in the grapes. Andthere's a lot of things in the grapes, you
know. Some of the things in the grapes areobviously water, you know. The water content, structured living water. Also things likevitamins and minerals, really great for us. Also things like vitamins, you know, vitaminsare super important. And people think like oh yeah vitamins, they're really important.Well there's something even more important than vitamins and it's the anti oxidants,plant phytochemicals and phytonutrients. In wine there happens to be polyphenols. Andone of the ones that you may have heard about is resveratrol. And resveratrol, there'sa lot of documented studies on resveratrol and how good it is for you And that's whywine is so good. It's not because of the
alcohol content. Actually there are studiesthat have been published that show that if, I think they're from like Barcelona, thatalcohol may dampen the effects of some of the benefits of wine, of the effects of thewine, so in the resvreservers resveratrol, say that five times. So yeah, so we don'twant the alcohol when you could get actually better effects without the alcohol. So that's what I'm going to show you guystoday, how you guys could turn your grapes, whether they're green grapes, red grapes,I got some more green grapes, or purple grapes, into grape juice. And the grape juice hasthe benefits of wine without the alcohol because
How to Chill Wine with Frozen Grapes
There's nothing more frustrating than towant to have a glass of wine but the bottle has yet to be chilled. What do you doé Add iceé That works but it leaves your wine watered down. Here's a better idea. Get some grapes. Put them in a bowl and to keep them in your freezer.
Next time you want a glass of wind andthe bottle hasn't been chilled, just add some frozen grapes before your pour your glass. Now you can enjoy a nice cold glass of wine that won't be a watered down. Hey! Thanks for watching and I think nowI'll go have a glass of wine.