|In Vino Veritas|
The wine guild, discussing all aspects of the wine production process.
The guild maintains a warehouse next to the guild hall to facilitate cutting and wine exchange. Cuttings in the warehouse are free for the taking.
For now, we ask that you add two bottles to the exchange for each one you take. As we build up a stock, we can change the exchange rate.
- RoaminUmp#1, phenotype ACCS (i.e. it's a bit worse than Frivolity :/)
- RoaminUmp#4, phenotype AGGGV (should be more grapes than Distraction)
- RoaminUmp#5, phenotype ACSSS (more sugar than frivolity)
- Shelyak#1 (on vineyard), phenotype GGSSV (like Distraction, but with Frivolity's sugar profile)
Wines in Stock
|Apples to Apples||RoaminUmp||16||12%||good Q; should have early hot alcohol, menthol - walnut by age 4|
|Fun and Games||RoaminUmp||17||13%||kinda lousy; early lemon|
|Global Concepts||RoaminUmp||17||12%||good quality and tannin; major mix of vineyards, should have lots of flavors|
|Good Vibrations||RoaminUmp||17||12%||decent Q; expect citrus + molasses early|
|Life Debt||RoaminUmp||16||12%||175+ quality; early stemmy, menthol, and molasses|
|Look, Over There!||RoaminUmp||13||12%||hot alcohol & carmelization at age 3|
|New Frontier||RoaminUmp||17||12%||no clue - it's a new vineyard location|
|R&R||RoaminUmp||16||12%||60+ quality, very sweet; grapefruit early|
|River of Stars - Aqueduct Scramble||Shelyak||33||13%||high alc, high quality, high sweetness|
|River of Stars - Koptos Idyll||Shelyak||14||12%||ethanol, lemon, high quality and sweetness|
|River of Stars - Sunset by the Nile||Shelyak||17||13%||ethanol, citrus notes, should add pineapple|
|River of Stars - Twilight Chimaera||Shelyak||16||13%||buteric acid, menthol, eventual berries/cassis (5-6)|
|Silence 15' Radius||RoaminUmp||14||12%||violets|
|Smoke and Mirrors||RoaminUmp||17||13%||violets|
|Stromash||RoaminUmp||10||1-6%||fresh, stemmy at age 3|
|Svengali||RoaminUmp||12||6-11%||none at age 1|
|Twilight Moon 150||Vhoross||13||12%||unknown|
|Twilight Moon 200||Vhoross||13||12%||unknown|
|Twilight Sun 150||Vhoross||13||12%||unknown|
|Twilight Sun 300||Vhoross||13||12%||unknown|
|Vigilant Refined||Nekojin||15||12%||low Q, high tannin|
|Vigilant Victory||Nekojin||15||12%||sweet, molasses|
|Wanna Acro?||RoaminUmp||16||12%||40+ quality; should show early grass + molasses flavors|
|Welcome Diversion||RoaminUmp||16||12%||75+ quality, sweet; stemmy, grass, grapefruit early|
Getting Started in Winemaking
- Main Wine page on wiki
- Vineyards and Wine Guides has lots of good advice.
- User:RoaminUmp will happily sell you a few barrels if you need.
Distraction is a fantastic grape to get rolling with - decent numbers across the board, and TONS of grapes. Plus, it's pretty foolproof - nearly all of the vine states have an obvious best tending choice. If you follow this plan, you'll end up with great vines (vigor numbers noted):
- Fat->Shade (-6)
- Musty->Pinch (-1)
- Rustle->Trim (-2)
- Sagging->Mist (-2)
- Shimmer->Spread (-9)
- If you don't want the big vigor hit, you can Aerate for -2, but you lose 3 grapes.
- Shrivel->Tie (-3)
- Wilting->Pinch (-3)
If you want to target high-quality wines, go with Appreciation; for very high-sugar, Frivolity. They're both OK at grape production, not great. Brilliance is hard to get great products out of - it's good for color, but not much else.
- Create a compound with tasting table near the guild hall
- Host tastings!