Wine Chime Toasting Bar and Wine Making
What is a Wine Chime Toasting Bar
The Wine Chime is an innovative centerpiece that brings people together around the table in the centuries-old tradition of toasting. Everyone taps the tonal bar with their glass, mug, bottle, or tea cup and is included in every toast, without reaching, stretching, or spilling—no one ever feels left out.
The Wine Chime enhances family table settings as well as catered or special event tables. It is complementary to existing tableware and makes a beautiful centerpiece that can be used for any occasion, season, special day, or event. Wine Chimes encourage guests to embrace the moments we share together, raise their glass, and make a toast!
Which Wine Chime is right for you?
Wine Chimes are made of glass, granite, and marble bases. For rectangular tables, Wine Chimes have two bases and one silver or brass tonal bar in either 44-or 56-inch lengths. Custom-cut tonal bar lengths are available upon request - use the "Contact Us" page for special requests.
For round or square tables, Wine Chimes have three bases and one round, 24-inch diameter silver tonal bar.
5 questions we get asked from people making their own wine.
Question 1 -My wine tastes funny and looks brown . . Most likely this is due to oxidation. Be sure you rack the wine to avoid splashing and use a syphon hose that reaches the bottom of your container. Also fill from the bottom of your container and don't expose the wine to the air.
Question 2 -How do I know if my wine is fermenting? Be sure to use a hydrometer as this is the easiest way to monitor fermentation. The hydrometer reading needs to be .995 or below.
Question 3 - Why won't my wine ferment? Most likely it is due to a temperature issue. Temperature needs to be between 70 and 80F. If the temperature is too high the yeast will die. If the temperature is too low the yeast will become inactive.
Question 4 - My wine tastes really sweet. The two most likely reasons are too much sugar was added or the wine was not finished fermenting. Use a Hydrometer showing .995 or below for proper fermenting.
Question 5 - Why is wine stored on its side? This is done to keep the cork moist. Dried out corks allow oxygen into the bottle and dry it out.
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