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July 2007
Product Review: Yeast Nutrients
What to Feed Your Fermentations
by Curtis Phillips
Stripped down to its essentials, making wine is extremely simple: one simply has to add yeast to grape juice or must and then wait. Anything else can be considered as finesse. As with all things, however, it's not really that simple. The problem is that grapes aren't really balanced nutrition for yeast. They are a seed delivery system. There is no evolutionary pressure for the vine to produce grapes that are perfect food for wine yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). Grapes are really candy for bi...
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