I absolutely love wine making kits. I was dubious of using them at first thinking that the wine would be inferior to what I could buy at the shops. I have to say though I’m converted. I have got though a couple of Reds, a White and now a Rosé.
The Rosé is what I’m making right now and as I write this it’s conditioning and maturing in my wine rack. I wanted to write about the process of making a wine kit because I really think they turn out well.
You might have the same reaction as me believing that the wine isn’t going to be that good, so you aren’t going to bother getting a wine kit. If I show you the process though it might change your mind.
The majority of my home brewing is beer. I occasionally venture into other drinks and liqueurs but I’d say 90% is beer. Yet my lovely wife prefers wine and I’m partial to a glass as well.
We would end up buying say, 2 bottles a week and at a minimum that would set us back £10 for some ok wines or up to £14 – £18 for more premium bottles. We have friends over and a bottle would be drunk in that one night. Over the course of the year the cost of wine adds up.
This is where the wine making kits come in. I thought about how much money I save brewing my own beer, it should be possible to do the same with wine.