How to Choose a Wine Kit.

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How to choose a wine kit

The first thing to consider when choosing a wine kit to make should be “what do I like to drink?”. You are going to make about 30 bottles of the stuff so you might as well enjoy it.

The second thing to consider is your reason for making the wine. Will you use it only for your personal consumption? Is it for gifts? Do you plan to serve it at a party or wedding reception? If you intend to share the wine with friends and family, it is a good idea to choose a wine with broad appeal like a White Zinfandel, Chardonnay or Merlot.

Third on my list is when do you need the wine? Is it for a special event? All wines need time to age after bottling, but not all wines age at the same rate. As a general rule, whites and blushes do not need to age as long as reds. If you allow about three months for most white wines to condition and six months for most reds, you will find the wine to be that much more enjoyable. In cases where you don’t have the time to age, choose a light white wine like Riesling or consider the Island Mist fruit wine coolers, these are ready to drink in as little as five weeks.

Lastly, consider your long-term objectives; if you intend to build a homemade wine collection, you should consider the higher end wine kits which are formulated for extended storage. For example; the Vintner’s Reserve line of wine kits are meant to be consumed within 18 months of bottling, while the Selection Estate wine kits produce wines that will continue to mature and develop for as long as 6 years.

To summarize; what do YOU like? Who will share in drinking the wine? How will the wine be used? When do you intend to serve the wine? What are your intentions?

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