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  • The Easiest Wine Recipe Ever

    The Easiest Wine Recipe Ever

    Here in the Midwest, we’re not exactly known for our mild, pleasant winters. Don’t get me wrong, in the summer we have fantastic fruit - cherries, peaches, blueberries, strawberries - all of which make fantastic wine. But, in the winter, however:

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  • Limited Edition Dessert Kit Feature

    Dessert Wine Kits

    Winexpert has announced their dessert wine kit flavors for 2016, and our mouths are watering! Year after year, these seasonal dessert wine kits never disappoint. They are usually released in late summer or early autumn, and since it only takes around 6 weeks for them to ferment to completion, it makes them perfect to take along to your family Thanksgiving dinner. This year we plan on bottling a couple of the kits giving them out as Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.

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  • How To Cork Your Wine

    Once you’ve gotten your first batch of wine well underway, it’s time to learn more about the next steps in the process. One of the most important of these steps is also one of the last ones: bottling. We don’t mean to intimidate anyone who’s just starting out with their wine making kit, but properly bottling and corking your wine is critical to the outcome of the wine making process.

    Corks are one part of your wine making supplies which it definitely behooves you as a wine maker to learn more about. If you’re looking forward to finally bottling your first batch soon, then you’ve come to the right place – keep reading for an explanation of how to cork your wine the right way. Continue reading

  • An Introduction to Wine Making Bottles

    You could be a very experienced amateur wine maker and still know little to nothing about one aspect of wine making – bottling. Sure, you know all about how to bottle the wine you make with your wine making kit and you know how to properly seal your bottles to prevent spoilage and allow your wine to age properly, but how much do you know about the bottles themselves? There are different kinds of wine bottle you can choose and while to be perfectly honest, any wine bottle will do in a pinch, certain types are traditionally used for different types of wine. Continue reading

  • Should You Use Fresh Grapes Or Concentrate With Your Wine Making Kit?

    Wine Making SuppliesOne question that a lot of beginning do-it-yourself wine makers ask is whether it’s best to make wine using juice concentrates or to use fresh grapes.

    While it used to be that you could almost certainly count on producing better wine by using fresh fruit, the quality of juice concentrates as well as the wine making equipment currently available to home winemakers have made the two more or less equal. The biggest factor is rather how experienced of a wine maker you are. Continue reading

  • How To Reuse Your Old Wine And Beer Bottles

    One of the wine making supplies which home vintners find themselves purchasing time and time again is bottles. Obviously, there’s no point in making wine which you can’t bottle and age; but you’ll be glad to know that you don’t need to recycle or throw away those old bottles which you’ve used for previous batches of homemade wine. You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you most certainly can pour new wine into old bottles – as long as you follow a few simple steps, of course. Continue reading

  • Pre-Packaged vs. Individually Bought Wine Making Kits

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    If you’ve thought about making your wine at home you’ve probably wondered just how difficult it would be. While it once was a somewhat difficult proposition (not that plenty of people didn’t do it anyway), wine making equipment kits and the ready availability of quality wine making supplies have made it much easier for anyone who wants to make their own homemade wines to do so. Continue reading

  • Wondering What To Do With Your New Wine Making Supplies?

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    Whether you’ve received your first set of wine making equipment as a gift from a friend or family member or you’ve decided to pick up your own, you may well be wondering: what now?

    Thankfully, it’s not as complicated to make your own wine as you may have thought – and wine making kits make this something that’s almost as easy as preparing a meal. Continue reading

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