In the middle of December I received a make your own wine kit for review. The company that sent the kit is From Fruit to Wine. I had been given a choice of several different kinds of wine and the hubby chose merlot. Making wine is not an immediate gratification kind of thing but it has been fun to watch the hubby go through the steps to reach the finale – bottling – which he did this past weekend. Not one step was difficult but he did have to take care with keeping things clean and be sure to use the sanitizer that came along with the kit. So here in pictures is the making of wine:
|Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize!|
|Add wine base and water|
|Add yeast, let do its thing until it stops doing its thing|
|First racking – from one bucket to the other leaving the goopy stuff behind|
|Do this again for the second racking and then….|
|Time to bottle! Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize!|
|Hubby used half sized bottles as I don’t drink wine.|
Nothing gets done around here without one.
Not necessary to making of wine.
|Put cork in bottle|
|Use corker thingie|
|Again and again and again|
|Let sit for a minimum of two weeks, then enjoy!|
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