Quality Wine and Ale Supply Blog

  • Charizard Chipotle Pepper Porter

    I never played Pokémon as a kid. Ever since I met my husband, I’ve teased him a bit for playing it when he was younger. Sometimes I like to him intentionally obnoxious questions just to annoy him:
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  • Brewing is Better with a Buddy

    3028696-poster-p-two-beersHomebrewing is more than a mere hobby - it is a way of life. But it doesn't start out in this manner and is actually a life long journey. In the beginning, normally, you first became interested in homebrewing when a friend brought over a fancy looking beer and he "humbly" announced to everyone that it had cost $4 per bottle. You took a swig, and it was delicious, much better than what your father drank after a hard day's work. So you started visiting local breweries and began building up your beer palate. And then one evening, after sipping on a mild IPA, a kernel of an idea planted itself, "Why don't I try to make my own beer?"

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  • 4th of July Strawberry Wine

    Strawberry-WineNothing is as true to summer quite like strawberries are: strawberry pie, strawberry smoothies, strawberry festivals, strawberry jam, U-Pick strawberry patches. My mom used to make sun tea on the porch with halved strawberries in the pitcher to sweeten it – something I still love to do. Our kids will pluck them right out of the garden and devour them whole, red juice staining their faces and clothes until bath time.

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  • Summer Wine: Blueberry Season

    Summer Time Blueberry Wine

    Picture of blueberries for wine recipe

    So, you’ve taken your kids to the blueberry patch and now you have a few cases with juice all over their faces are precious – we still have to find something to do with all of our freshly picked blueberries. How many smoothies, fruit salads, and blueberry pie can you make before you’re all blueberry’d out, and ready for something new? Lucky for you, we have a fantastic blueberry wine recipe that is incredibly easy to make!of blueberries. While those memories made of our kiddos running through blueberry bushes 

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  • Keep It Clean: Sanitize Your Equipment

    Sanitize Your EquipmentThe Winexpert wine kit just arrived in the mail today, and your excitement is bubbling through your pores. You’re ready to tear open that box and start fermenting, stabilizing, racking, bottling, and best part of all, drinking. But before you venture too far into the winemaking process, you need to understand and appreciate the three most important works in winemaking.

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  • When Summer is Here, It's Time for beer!

    5 of Our Favorite Summer Brews
    (and 5 of Our Favorite Beer Kits to Try This Summer)

    Summer is just around the corner, and that means something a little different for everyone. Summer is letting your kids run through the sprinklers, catching a baseball game, watching fireworks in your back yard, chilling out by the pool - and sometimes - endless amounts of yard work. No matter what your plans are for the summer, every occasion - from catching lightning bugs to lounging on the beach - can be made better with an ice cold summer brew. But what makes a great summer beer?

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  • Great Wine: It's All About the Water

    Great Wine Great Water WinemakingBefore you begin, every wine kit instruction booklet states that the winemaker should use good quality drinking water, and if one is not sure of the water quality, then he or she should consider using bottled water. Okay, you’re only three sentences into the instructions, and you’re already confronted with an obstacle that you hadn’t anticipated; now you’re full of doubt and projecting to the future, “If I haphazardly make the decision to use my faucet water, will I be throwing away three months of winemaking, because I used the wrong kind of water?” But fear naught, this is a simple obstacle to overcome, and we'll help you make a decision.
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  • 5 Spectacular Reasons to Make Your Own Wine

    wine making suppliesWinemaking is a unique and fulfilling hobby. If you decide to partake in this exciting adventure, not only will you enjoy the fruits of your labor, but your friends and family will develop a brand new appreciation in your interests too. Here are five spectacular reasons why you should make your own wine:

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  • Fruit Wines Are A Great Option For Your Wine Making Kit

    Using a home wine making kit to produce popular grape-based wines such as pinot noirs, cabernet sauvignons, chardonnays, and pinot grigios can sometimes feel like you’ve been down that road before. However, if you’re looking to make something new, there are many delicious fruit wine options at your disposal.

    While it’s not necessarily recommended for a complete novice, it also isn’t as hard as you might think to create wine from fruit.

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  • Wine Tastings Are A Great Way To Give Your Homemade Wines Exposure

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    If you’re even mildly experienced with making wine at home, most of your friends and family members have probably tried one of your homemade wines. But how do you ensure that they try all of your creations? Host a wine tasting party!

    A wine tasting party is an easy, social way to expose all of your friends to your wine making skills and have a good time while you’re at it. Continue reading

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