If you make your own wine then you’ll know the importance of a good recipe. Finding a good one that suits the ingredients you have can be a hit or miss affair unless you use a bit of science. The Home Wine Program enables the formulation of winemaking recipes by making use of fruit composition data of more than 90 ingredients. You have the option to add composition data for many more ingredients. This allows you to create recipes for wines which are balanced in terms of alcohol, acid, tannin, sweetness and body. Typical values of some commercial wines are shown for guidance in setting the targets. Tables and bar graphs show how well a recipe will meet the chosen targets and various tools are provided for making adjustments.
The method of making your wine will be shown, together with advice about which additives to use.
The Notebook allows you to keep track of the progress of each batch of wine and displays it in graphical form. This enables you to see how well your wine is going to meet your requirements and make adjustments if necessary.
Version 2 is currently being tested and is planned for release in early 2019. It will
- provide a means of stock control for your winemaking ingredients
- give a simplified means of adding or editing fruit composition data
- allow changes to the recipe after a batch has been started
The Home Wine Program is a free application but remains the Copyright of Peter Gaulton.
The minimum system requirements are a pc running Microsoft Windows™ 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8/8.1 or 10 with 4.8Mb hard disk space.