Frequently asked
questions

How do I bulk age my wine?

In order to bulk age your wine, we suggest that you postpone clarifying your wine using the Kieselsol and Chitosan provided to 7-10 days before filtering and bottling your finished wine. Also, the addition of the Potassium Sorbate should be performed just before you bottle your wine in order to have the full strength of the sorbic acid inside the bottle avoiding any possible re-fermentation and unpleasant sediment.

If you do not have a copy of the new instruction sheets, you may download a copy from our Instruction Sheet menu item under Contact Us.

While your wine ages inside your glass carboy, it is important that you perform several rackings in order to keep your wine as clear as possible until you are ready to add the above mentioned Kieselsol and Chitosan and bottle your finished bulk aged wine! When you perform each racking, it is very important that you reduce your wine’s contact with air and oxygen.

Lastly, while your wine bulk ages, it is strongly recommended that you monitor the sulfite levels (see How do I check the Sulfite Levels within my wine? below) within your wine to assure yourself that your wine is being protected from bacteria and wild yeast as well as preventing oxidation.

How do I check the Sulfite Levels within my wine?

There are a couple of ways to check the sulfite inside your wine; using a small titration kit or you can equip yourself to perform a ripper titration. In the event that you are not equipped to measure your sulfite levels, we recommend that you add 3 grams of sulfite every 6-8 months. We, at Mosti Mondiale, strongly recommend that you measure your sulfite levels to avoid any unpleasant surprise either by contacting your local home winemaking shop to discover what tools can be made available to you to properly measure the sulfite currently found within your wines.

My wine smells bad

It is quite common to notice rather odd smells during the fermentation process. The musty smell of reduction sometimes appears and this could be during the first (alcoholic) fermentation as well as the second (malolactic). It could happen, from time to time, that the wine doesn’t smell as good as you anticipated during the early days after the end of the vinification process. Most often this is because of a by product of the work of the yeast that converted the sugars to alcohol. Wait a few weeks at the most and the smell in question will have disappeared.

Should I rack my wine frequently, or limit its exposure to the air?

The more often a wine is racked, the more oxygen it absorbs. As a general rule, this speeds up the aging process and sometimes removes certain sulphurous aromas that result from the fermentation process. Racking- transferring wine from one container to another – gets rid of eventual deposits, therefore reducing the need for fining and filtering the wine later. It should be noted that, as well as oxygenating the wine, racking also helps to eliminate some of the carbon dioxide gas. As with everything, however, this technique should be used judiciously and with moderation, especially if you wish to preserver the wine’s fruity, varietal aromas at their best.

The Alchemy of Yeast

They are so small that we tend to forget them. They have different shapes and can reproduce by the thousand, if conditions are favorable. Finally, without them, however wonderfully appetizing the grapes are at the outset, there will be no wine – unfortunately. I’m talking about yeast, of course. These are the little soldiers who march to the front line and transform the sugar from the grape juice into alcohol and carbonic gas. (The exact equation is, however, rather more complicated I suspect, and enzymes are involved in a big way.) Whatever the case, yeast makes an enormous contribution and plays a most important role in the making of our home wines. The sachets provided in our home wine kits contain yeasts that are particularly well suited to each type of wine. Yeast, which is responsible for the alcoholic fermentation, may be either native or selected. In the first case, it exists in its natural state in the vineyards and appears naturally on the bloom, the waxy coating that covers the grape. Selected yeasts are also quite natural – they have been selected in the vineyards and reproduced in the laboratory – a little like the way in which the nurseryman cultivates and reproduces vine stocks. Some types of yeast possess special qualities: they can, for example, emphasize certain features of the resulting wine – its fruitiness, its more or less silky character and so on. Lallemand, one of the most important producers of yeast for commercial and domestic wine making is located on rue Préfontaine in the east end of Montreal. In principle, yeast stops its work of transforming sugar into alcohol when the latter has reached about 16 per cent by volume. Some of them have higher alco-genic powers and can go even beyond that should it be necessary. Chemistry is all well and good, and even alchemy, because it is all about complex sequences of reactions and transformations. But the important thing, as much for the winemaker as the wine lover who relishes his wines, is to be confident and let our friend, the yeast, do its job. All we have to do is to provide the best possible work environment. For this we only have to follow to the letter the winemaking instructions on each home wine making kit.

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THIS CONTEST IS ONLY OPEN TO CANADIAN AND AMERICAN RESIDENTS AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW AND THE LAWS OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.

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SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD
1. The sweepstakes begins on Monday, February 18 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

ELIGIBILITY
2. The Sweepstakes is open to all residents of Canada and the United States of America who have reached the age of majority in their province, state or territory of residence at the time of entry, except employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled) of Mosti Mondiale (the “Sponsor”), its affiliated companies, distributors or agents.

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3. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To participate in this Sweepstakes, you must:

a. Have a valid email address.

b. If you are not already subscribed to it, you must subscribe to our newsletter at: http://mostimondiale.com/ (the ”Channel”)

c. Get access to our MOSTI MONDIALE Consumer Market Survey 2019 (the ‘’Entry’’):
I. via our Newsletter, if you were already a subscribed to it;
II. via our website http://mostimondiale.com/, on the homepage;
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d. If you wish to complete the Survey and be eligible to our draw, you will have to accept our Survey Terms by clicking ‘Yes’ (question 1), and then complete the Survey with answering all of the mandatory questions. At the end of the Survey (question 22) you will be asked to answer a skill question (required by the Canadian Competition Act, a wrong answer to the skill question automatically disqualifies you from the sweepstakes). Enter a valid email address, then press FINISHED. You will have completed the survey and your entry will be sent out.

4. You will receive one (1) Entry in the sweepstakes when you complete the MOSTI MONIDIALE Consumer Market Survey 2019 as described in the section 3 above, and in accordance with these Rules. LIMIT (1) ENTRY PER PERSON/ACCOUNT DURING THE CONTEST PERIOD. For greater certainty and the avoidance of any doubt, you can only participate once in the Survey and therefore, in the Sweepstakes. If it is discovered that you attempted to enter more than once during the Sweepstakes Period, then all of your ENTRIES will be void. Use of any automated system to submit Entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

DRAW AND WINNER SELECTION

6. On Tuesday, March 19, in Sainte-Catherine, Québec, at approximately 11:00 a.m. ET, five (5) eligible entrants will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Before being declared winners: The selected entrants will be contacted by private message via email and notified that they are eligible to win. The selected entrant must reply within five (5) business days of notification and provide the Sponsor with a complete and valid shipping address.

If a selected entrant: (i) cannot be contacted by private message within five (5) calendar days of selection or there is a return of any prior notification as undeliverable; (ii) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; the Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate entrant from among the remaining eligible entries.

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8. There will be five (5) prizes available to be won, each of them consisting of one (1) Mosti Mondiale vinification product to be chosen between our Summer Breeze or Vinifera Noble category (one or the other). The retail value of each product is ranging from 55$ CDN and 95$ CDN depending on the category and varietal (total approximate retail value between 275$-475$ CDN (“Total Value of Prizes”)).

Note: shipping freights for the prizes to be sent out to the winner will be by entirely covered by the Sponsor, Mosti Mondiale.

Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable or convertible to cash. No substitutions except at Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or a prize component with one of equal or greater value, including without limitation, but solely in the Sponsor’s discretion, a cash award.

GENERAL

9. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to abide by these Sweepstakes Rules. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited by law. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Sweepstakes are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal.

10. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, withdraw or amend this Sweepstakes in any way, without prior notice or obligation, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Sweepstakes as contemplated by these Sweepstakes Rules. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

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THIS CONTEST IS ONLY OPEN TO CANADIAN AND AMERICAN RESIDENTS AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW AND THE LAWS OF THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. SEE BELOW FOR FULL CONTEST DETAILS. PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES YOUR FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF, AND AGREEMENT TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY, THESE SWEEPSTAKES RULES (THE “SWEEPSTAKES RULES”).

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD

  1. The sweepstakes begins on Thursday, March 14 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

 

ELIGIBILITY

  1. The Sweepstakes is open to all Mosti Mondiale (the “Sponsor”) retailers, affiliated companies, distributors or agents. The respondent needs to be a resident of Canada or the United States of America who have reached the age of majority in their province, state or territory of residence at the time of entry.

 

HOW TO ENTER

3.NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To participate in this Sweepstakes, you must:

a.Have a valid email address.b.

b.If you are not already subscribed to it, you must subscribe to our newsletter at: http://mostimondiale.com/ (the ‘’Channel’’)

c. Get access to our MOSTI MONDIALE Consumer Market Survey 2019 (the ‘’Entry’’):

I.via our Newsletter, if you were already a subscribed to it;

II.via your Mosti Mondiale sales representative or Mosti Mondiale official supplier

d.If you wish to complete the Survey and be eligible to our draw, you will have to accept our Survey Terms by clicking ‘Yes’ (question 1), and then complete the Survey with answering all of the mandatory questions. At the end of the Survey (question 28) you will be asked to answer a skill question (required by the Canadian Competition Act, a wrong answer to the skill question automatically disqualifies you from the sweepstakes). Enter a valid email address, then press FINISHED. You will have completed the survey and your entry will be sent out.

 

  1. You will receive one (1) Entry in the sweepstakes when you complete the MOSTI MONIDIALE RETAILER Survey 2019 as described in the section 3 above, and in accordance with these Rules. LIMIT (1) ENTRY PER PERSON/ACCOUNT DURING THE CONTEST PERIOD. For greater certainty and the avoidance of any doubt, you can only participate once in the Survey and therefore, in the Sweepstakes. If it is discovered that you attempted to enter more than once during the Sweepstakes Period, then all of your ENTRIES will be void. Use of any automated system to submit Entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

DRAW AND WINNER SELECTION

 

  1.  On Thursday, April 4, in Sainte-Catherine, Québec, at approximately 11:00 a.m. ET, three (3) eligible entrants will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  2. Before being declared winners: The selected entrants will be contacted by private message via email and notified that they are eligible to win. The selected entrant must reply within five (5) business days of notification and provide the Sponsor with a complete and valid shipping address.

If a selected entrant: (i) cannot be contacted by private message within five (5) calendar days of selection or there is a return of any prior notification as undeliverable; (ii) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; the Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate entrant from among the remaining eligible entries.

PRIZES

  1. There will be three (3) prizes available to be won, each of them consisting of one (1) or several Mosti Mondiale vinification product(s) to be chosen between our Summer Breeze, Vinifera, Renaissane, Impression or Original Alljuice categories. The wholesale value of each prize needs to remain under 100$ CDN or less, depending on the category and varietal chosen (total value of 300$CDN (“Total Value of Prizes”)).

Note: shipping freights for the prizes to be sent out to the winner will be by entirely covered by the Sponsor, Mosti Mondiale.

Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable or convertible to cash. No substitutions except at Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or a prize component with one of equal or greater value, including without limitation, but solely in the Sponsor’s discretion, a cash award.

 

GENERAL

9.By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to abide by these Sweepstakes Rules. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited by law. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Sweepstakes are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal.

10.Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, withdraw or amend this Sweepstakes in any way, without prior notice or obligation, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Sweepstakes as contemplated by these Sweepstakes Rules. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

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