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by nbleecher
April 18th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: T-bin capacity?
Replies: 9
Views: 2790

Re: T-bin capacity?

Depends on the varietal and if you're talking about a true tbin or a 48 (which are commonly, generically referred to as tbins as well). In a macro bin, you can hold about .4T of loose cluster Napa Cab (very high stem to fruit ratio) versus .54T of Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Zin etc (very low stem to f...
by nbleecher
June 10th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions
Replies: 42
Views: 21182

Re: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions

In the winery, everything is cleaned with caustic. You can purchase it in non-industrial quantities online or at a local hardware store. Caustic is very basic and so removes tartrates (acidic) very well - if you want it to clean quicker, just increase the concentration (1/8 cup or so should be fine)...
by nbleecher
June 10th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Shocking finds at a Miami Costco today
Replies: 12
Views: 3470

Re: Shocking finds at a Miami Costco today

KB was sold to a private investment group in 2009 for $40million when it was producing a little over 10,000 cases. Last year it was sold to Duckhorn for an 'undisclosed sum'. KB has never had vineyards or a winery and all of the wine was produced with purchased fruit. That makes the brand incredibly...

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