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Freeze distilling homemade wine

It would not be fortified as you are not adding alcohol to it, thereby fortifying it. It would be more akin to a Brandy on a technical level as you are using a methoid of distilation to concentrate ...
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How can I save a wine with SG way too high?

Split the batch of high SG wine into two. A larger batch and a smaller batch - eg. 1/4 and 3/4. Water down the smaller batch until it gets to (say) S.G. 1.090 or 1.10. Check with hydrometer and don't ...
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How can I save a wine with SG way too high?

Adding water will dilute the flavor and depending on the quantity, it could be too much dilution. Another option is to blend with another wine, if you have more than one batch going. And finally, ...
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Is it fine to add beet root for colouring in the middle of fermentation?

Depending on how their processed, adding beetroot to a fermenting wine must should not do anything to inhibit fermentation. Unless your beet must is full of sorbates or other preservatives, it should ...
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Welch's 100% Grape Juice with Calcium/ yeast

Calcium is not going to be an issue. The sorbate as a preservative is likely going to be an issue. Pitch more yeast than you think you need to overcome the preservative.
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After a week of secondary fermentation of my wine yeast sediment already formed in the carboys. Does it mean I should rack it again soon?

No need to worry. Since you already racked your wine once (from primary to secondary) you already gotten rid of most of gross lees. Fine lees are less problematic, and can remain for a few weeks ...
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I'm moving apartments in couple months. Will transporting wine demijohns mess up the fermentation?

It will be fine. Just keep it covered from light and cool. Make sure your air-lock doesn't lose it's fluid in the move. Only concern is if your changing elevation from high to low by 2-3k feet, you ...
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I'm moving apartments in couple months. Will transporting wine demijohns mess up the fermentation?

Two things. You can delay the wine but picking and freezing the flowers. Should not effect the flavor or quality. Second thing, a demijohn, carboy or whatever is like a giant bottle so in effect if ...
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