Tip # 2 Why and how to measure sugar per berry

The decision to pick the grapes is one of the most consequential a winemaker will make. No matter how good your grape sampling is, the decision to pick the grapes always comes with some uncertainly. Measuring Brix is a good first step to understanding grape maturity, but with one simple addition, you can know much more about how ripe your grapes truly are. Consider measuring berry weight and calculating sugar per berry. If you want more informaiton on sugar per berry, check out this article in the VVA Grape Press.

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Measuring acidity in fruit and juice samples

Dr. Beth Chang and Dr. Joy Ting

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Measuring acidity, pH protocol

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Measuring acidity, Acid Trial Protocol

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