Fruit Wine Making Guide, Part 3: Additives and Testing

A Few More Steps Before Fermentation You’ve cleaned your fruit, prepared it the way you want to ferment it, and are technically ready to start fermenting. However, there are a few more things you may want to add and do before you pitch that yeast. Additives I know many recipes online are more “natural,” in that they use lemons to add acid, and raisins to add tannin into, and that’s fine if you want to use them to add acid and tannin into your wine. But, if you’re like me and don’t want to go to the trouble, or [...]

By |2020-08-25T23:31:38-04:00August 25th, 2020|Latest Articles|

Fruit Wine Making Guide, Part Two: Preparing Fruit for Fermentation

Preparing your Fruit for Fermentation So, you have figured out how much wine you want to make, and have gathered the necessary equipment to start making a batch, where do you go from here? In this part of the fruit winemaking guide, I will be talking about how to get your fruit ready for fermentation. This part was supposed to include additives and testing, but I don't want this to be too long winded, so those will be in their own part. Find a Recipe! With the fruit you want to ferment in mind, I recommend finding a recipe [...]

By |2020-07-30T21:55:19-04:00July 30th, 2020|Latest Articles|

Fruit Wine Making Guide, Part One: Equipment and Cleanliness

As we are entering the fruit winemaking season, I wanted to talk about a few things that can make your fruit wine the best that it can be! I’m going to be splitting this topic into a few posts so it isn’t overwhelming. I know many people often turn to making wine due to leftover fruit from canning, or because fruit bushes/trees have an overabundance and the only option is to let it rot or make wine. I hope this guide can help those of you who are interested in the hobby, and give a new perspective to those [...]

By |2020-07-31T11:26:37-04:00July 11th, 2020|Latest Articles|

Anniversary Sale!

June 10 we are turning seven, and as always we wanted to show our thanks to you, our loyal customers! It's hard to believe that we have been open for seven years, and we really do owe it to you, especially more recently with your continued support through the pandemic. To be honest, I almost forgot about our annual anniversary sale due to the craziness, but thankfully remembered just in time to show you guys our appreciation in the best way we know how, a 20% off sale! Starting Tuesday, June 9 to 5:00pm Saturday, June 13, *everything in [...]

By |2020-06-02T16:37:27-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Latest Articles|

New Look, Same Great Kits!

Big News A few months ago, before the world was hit by a pandemic, we received big news about Winexpert, and thought that was going to be the biggest bombshell of the Spring. Compared to the virus, it seems pretty trivial, but big changes have been going on quietly at Winexpert, and they have finally reached our store. A Word from Winexpert Winexpert has completely overhauled each of their wine kit brands with a rebrand. Here is a quote from the brochure we just received, *“As the leaders in craft winemaking, we wanted to elevate the experience, starting from [...]

By |2020-05-19T16:28:48-04:00May 19th, 2020|Wine Kits|
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