So when are those grapes ready anyway? With table grapes, it isn’t so difficult, but if you are making wine, or are truly trying to be specific there are other methods. A refactometer can be helpful in finding sugar levels (a brix reading). The percentage of acids (in grapes that is generally in the form of tartaric and malic acids) can disguise the true sugar levels. To make good wines, and really good juices you want as high a brix reading as you can get. More to come….
- Northeast Fruit Grower's Journals & Logs
- Sustainable Farming and Organics
- The Kitchen Sink
- Vines and Plants
- Variety Descriptions