Posted on 21 August 2012.
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Posted on 14 July 2012.
People who engage in home winemaking, usually fall into two distinct categories. Some of these people are the hobbyists who just like making wine part time and derive joy in having other people experience the wonderful creation that they have made. These people love to share their wine among family as well as friends. For such people it is nothing more than a hobby that they enjoy.
However, there are other people. These people take this hobby a little more seriously than the others. They don’t make wine solely for the sake of enjoyment and they are after perfection. Their wine is shared with friends and family but the primary purpose is to get the general feeling of the wine and to know how good it tastes. These people take their winemaking very seriously and they are proud about their creations and not just the process it entails. Their focus is on creating the wine with the best flavor possible, winemaking is a whole lot more to them that such a simple hobby and though it isn’t an occupation, it is very nearly an obsession.
These sorts of people are the serious winemakers who challenge other people like themselves in serious contests on a countrywide basis. Every year from seasons like spring to fall, wine fairs are held in the country and allow entrance to different people just as long as their wines fall into the group of wines which awards are being given for. Every category has certain requirements which should be met. A small entrance fee may also be required to enter such ventures.
A number of wine contests stipulate that the wine should be bottled in bottles that have no label attached. Instead of labels, the entry tags will be what are used instead. Different contests will allow a different number of bottles to be entered into specific categories. Limits will be set however for anywhere from one to five bottles. The person who is entering the competition will be permitted to select from a number of different categories and each contest will have different rules which concern the number of bottles which may be entered by a single person. Sometimes they will want the entrants to belong to specific clubs or associations, before they can enter such competitions. Some events have less stringent rules and will simply allow anyone who has made a good bottle of wine enter into the competition. At the end of the competition winners in each category will be matched against each other so the best of the lot can be decided. At this stage everybody wants to be the one who wins.
Certain categories in wine contests will include dry wine in white, red, fruit, novelty, and rose or blended variants. These same variants may also apply to sweet wines. Categories will also exist for sparkling wines as well as dessert wines. Both sweet and dry wines should have the necessary amounts of each flavor. Dessert wines may be required to have a certain percentage of alcohol before they qualify. The rules depend on who is hosting the competition.
Posted on 23 June 2012.
Different wines offer different things to the people who grow them and the wine that they make. People who grow grapes in large quantity are usually growing them for the wine industry at large. The question these people should keep in mind is the particular type of grape which they should grow that will suit their commercial needs. Vineyards tend to spend a while without producing crop and since the business is a long term effort, thorough research must be carried out in the industry to find out what kinds of grapes will thrive in your area and who will buy the crop that you produce. Failure to grow the right crop will only reduce the marketability of your crops and you may even find that no one is interested in what you have to offer.
For people in Mississippi, the only grapes that you should bother growing are the Muscadine grapes. Studies about these grapes have shown that they are both a wonderful crop for the farmer and the community as well. Having just about a thousand acres of growth can result in about fifty jobs for different people. Research has also shown that for each million gallons of grape juice made for use in different industries, the amount to be netted is about 7 million dollars. This amount impacts on many other industries such as bottling companies, equipment manufacturers, label printers as well as marketing professionals. With these benefits people are trying to encourage the planting of grapes in the state of Mississipi.
The problems are clearly evident as well, how do you get farmers to change to a crop that poses much more risk to them? The risk is due to the fact that you have to make a substantial investment and wait for an average of three years to get your money. There are other crops which you simply plant in the spring and get your money in the fall with each harvest, no questions asked.Muscadine isn’t a grape which you can grow easily. However, if you stick to the laid out instructions and plant the crop in earth which is sandy and fertile and a little deeper than most other crops, you’ll find out that it does really well. All these grapes need is an area which is well drained and does not flood them with too much water or starve them of too little. If these grapes are pruned carefully without overdoing it and the right amount of peat is added to the soil to promote better growth, the grape can easily get its first harvest in just three years instead of five years, if it is allowed to grow alone.
Muscadine grapes are highly resistant to diseases and they are much more likely to battle the grape blight called phylloxera, than a whole lot of other grapes.Proper care of the Muscadine will lead to the growth of as much as ten tons of crop to harvest per acre. As long as the vineyards have steady growth, you can have crop that is much as eighteen tons per acre. The grapes can then be sold to a number of different industries and this includes, jam makers, juice makers and the wine making industries. Another market or industry which is less popular is the selling of the leftovers from this grape in order to be used for livestock feed or fertilizer for plants.
Posted on 16 June 2012.
The process of corking wine may sound simple but nothing else is farther from the truth. There is much more to corking wine than simply stuffing a cork into a bottle in your basement or garage and then allowing it to age.
Everything is important, from the corks you choose, the tools you need and the way that you carry out the process. All of these are essential things which should be learnt before you attempt to cork your own homemade wine. You should speak to other winemakers and ask those people who sell equipment at the supply stores. You can also read books at your local library or search the Internet for the necessary information. Whatever means you choose, you should ensure that it covers the topic thoroughly so that you don’t make any mistakes.
The two main types of corkers are the floor corkers and the hand corkers. Which one of the two you use isn’t important, so far you understand that you have to first soak your corks in hot water. When we say hot, we’re talking about very hot in this case and not just warm. This is essential so that your wine is corked properly.
The floor corker allows the bottle to be held into place while the cork is shoved into the neck of the bottle. The hand corkers are a little more difficult to cope with and certain experts recommend that you hold the bottle between your feet so it remains fixed while you cork the bottle. If you aren’t using the hand corkers or floor corkers, you should be using the smaller, less popular ones and in order to make the corks easier to be used, remember that they need to be soaked overnight.
Regardless of the method which you use to cork your wine, you must ensure that you remember to leave at least half an inch of the cork in the neck of the bottle with no wine in between. If you’re using one of those bottle fillers, it can be done easily because when they are removed they tend to leave the appropriate amount of space.
If you don’t have any such tools, you’ll need to use your eyes alone in order to accomplish this task. You should ensure that you only soak the number of corks that you require since once they are soaked they cannot be dried and used again.
When you cork you should also ensure that you allow at least a week to elapse before you lay the bottles down. If you fail to do this, the corks may easily become stuck to the glass and this will mean that when you want to open the bottles to drink your wine, it is bound to be difficult. The corks will usually fall apart while you’re trying to open them.
If you make the mistake of soaking your corks for too long, the corks will get damaged and your bottles will end up leaking. You should remember that no alternate process is needed to sterilize the corks as they are already sterile. You also shouldn’t use anything which is used in the sealing process. If you use breakaway screw caps from wine that you have already drunk, it may affect the quality of your wine.
These things may seem rather obvious but the reality of the situation is that a lot of mistakes tend to be made during the process of corking and you should eliminate these mistakes. Every step in winemaking is an important one and it should be carried out carefully.
Posted on 26 May 2012.
Nobody goes into winemaking aiming to fail; everyone wants their first winemaking effort to be a success.
It is common knowledge within the winemaking community that you just don’t choose to make your own wine for the sheer fun of it. You do it because you want to make great quality wine that you can enjoy as well. This is one good reason why it is essential to understand the foundations of winemaking and these are a few things which if done well, will help anyone seeking to create a good wine, succeed in making one which tastes as excellent as possible.
If you are making wine, it is important to make sure that you have properly sanitized equipment. This is much more than simply cleaning your winemaking equipment and a number of special solutions can be used to accomplish this task. You will have to ensure that no strains or bacteria, wild mold or anything else of that nature is present on your equipment and this is even after you have cleaned everything out. The reason why focus is placed on having clean equipment is that equipment that is unclean affects the fermentation process. Anything which is even slightly unclean can easily affect the process of fermentation. If you keep everything as clean as possible, then your wine can last for a long number of years.
You should ensure that your recipe for making wine is a foolproof one; you shouldn’t simply take notes from someone who says that they are experts of making wine. If you want to create a good wine, especially as a beginner, you should ensure that you start out your winemaking with a great recipe. You can find all these recipes on many websites that are exclusively devoted to the topic of winemaking.
Something else that will have to be sorted out if you have really decided to make wine is the purchase of a hydrometer. These devices aren’t that expensive and a number are available for around ten dollars or so. They may be cheap but the service they provide is invaluable to a lot of people. What this nifty device does is that it tells you the rate of progression of your fermentation process. It may also be used for the determination of the alcohol content present in your wine because it compares before and after figures of the fermentation process in order to supply you with the necessary data.
In order to make sure your fermentation process is working well, you have to ensure that the temperature is right. Usually, the best temperature range which wine can be fermented in is around 70 to 75 degrees. Anything above this and your wine will ferment too rapidly resulting in a wine with poor taste. Anything below this said temperature range and your wine may either ferment too slowly or not ferment at all. A thermometer is another important necessity when fermenting wine.
Lastly, you should ensure that the wine isn’t exposed to too much air during the winemaking process. The presence of too much air will result in oxidation and white wine may change color and so will red wine too. It also affects the taste of the wine adversely
Posted on 10 May 2012.
Regardless of how proficient you are in the making of wine, certain things may happen which will affect your winemaking process. Things like corks may get misplaced or a bottle may not be settled right during racking. Bottles may also explode if excessive carbon dioxide is left inside them.
A common problem that may result when wine is made is when fermentation refuses to start. This may be as a result of problems with yeast or unfermented grape juice. Sometimes the yeast is actually too old and may die off instead of doing the required job of converting sugar into alcohol. This may usually result due to poor storage or if the wine is shipped in an improper manner. This may also be caused by exposure to extreme temperatures.
Some times fermentation actually starts but then it tends to stop before it usually should. This may happen because the temperature changes in a way that makes yeast stop its work or when there is a lack of nutrients to continue the process. Most times you can usually find the problem but this doesn’t happen always especially when there are a number of different reasons for no fermentation, all occurring at the same time. Adding both yeast nutrients and yeast energizers will most likely turn around the situation. You should just ensure that the temperature is placed at about 70 degrees but if it isn’t you should then increase or reduce it so that it is. This will most likely restart the process and you should allow a period of 72 hours at least before you try anything else again. If it hasn’t restarted then go right ahead and purchase the yeast known to start instant fermentation. This should get the process kicked off in a matter of hours at most.
If your wine has a flat taste then there may not be enough acid in the wine and you need to add some. You should then stir it all up after and put back the airlock. You should check in just a few hours and repeat the process until it tastes just right. If your wine smells wrong on the other hand or if it has a musty smell or taste, it may be that the wine has been left standing for too long when it should have been racked and now the sediment is causing problems. Sometimes it may be a sign that you have used the wrong sort of yeast such as substituting bakers yeast for wine yeast. However there is a solution for this little dilemma, if you simply add some activated charcoal, the problem may then be corrected somewhat easily. Despite this all its will probably take several treatments and a period of about 48 hours to solve the entire process.
If you open a bottle of wine and discover that it has the smell or rotten eggs, you need not despair because the wine may be saved. What you should do is pour wine from the receptacle you have put it in, into another one. This procedure should be repeated up to four times and each time, a few hours should be allowed to elapse. If you do this four times and there are still no changes, forget about the wine, it’s bad.
Posted on 07 May 2012.
It is not an absolute necessity that wine should be made from grapes in order to become the fermented and tasty brews that they are. A number of things that can also be sought out in order to make wine include berries, herbs, spices and some fruits and even vegetables. Before people start to look for these different things which can be used to make wine, you should think of the yeast that is going to be used in the process. The most preferable kind of yeast is usually wine yeast as opposed to bread yeast. A number of people and most especially those who are into winemaking, tend to think that all kinds of yeast are the same thing but they aren’t. Bread yeast only gives rise to a wine that has an alcohol level of at least fourteen percent and it will result in a cloudy wine as well. Wine yeast tends to result in wine with a higher alcohol level of seventeen percent and it leaves its sediments at the bottom of the wine which make it easy to clear out the cloudiness. Wine yeast tends to be sold in packages which are specifically measured out to be used in the winemaking process.
With this important consideration in the making of wine clarified, all you have to do is to choose whatever you want to make your wine with. If you have berries, an elderberry wine can be made or the wine can be made from other berries such as blackberries, strawberries, blueberries or any other berry which you find interesting. Another thing that you will need to do is to pour boiling water over the berries and allow them to remain for at least a period of twenty four hours. Berries must also be strained through something which allows the juice to get past everything. After all you don’t want impurities such as the skin, pits or stems getting into your wine. As soon as you have measured how much juice that you ended with, you should then add about three pounds of sugar per gallon of juice and boil for at least an hour on low heat. You should allow it to then cool down but only to a warm level. From then on it should be placed in a fermenting container and allowed to remain for at least two weeks. In order to contribute to the fermenting process you can also add spices or brandy in it before it is covered up. After this your wine should be allowed to age for a period of at least six months.
A quick herb wine is possible to make quite easily from the following recipe. All you have to do is select the particular herb that you want to use, some of the common choices include: lavender, cloves, lemon and sage. After this is done you should get a wine which is either one that you have made yourself or bought elsewhere, but it should be a wine which accents the herb well. After the herb has been chopped up properly, it should be left in large pieces and put it together with a pint of wine and left for a period of two weeks. After this period has been completed, the herb should be strained out from the wine and wine should be put into bottles, this will result in home made herb wine.
Posted on 29 February 2012.
By definition only those beverages which are obtained through fermentation of grapes are called wines. Those which are produced from rice or starchy raw materials are called rice wine, sake or barley wine. Those wines which are produced from any other thing are called fruit wines.
Posted on 05 November 2011.
People always wonder how wine can be made so clear. If you’re one of those who make their own wine, you will be aware of fermentation through which wine is made but during which bits of debris tend to collate at the bottom of the wine. For winemakers, this factor is purely natural and acceptable as a part of the entire process but consumers prefer their wine clear. They don’t want to see debris floating inside their wine. Because of these factors, after the fermentation process has been completed, the winemaker will usually clean out the wine before he starts with the process of aging the wine. This cleaning process also tends to have other advantages as well since it increases the shelf life of the wine too.
However, not all is rosy and this process has its disadvantages at the same time. The removal of the floating bits in the wine tends to affect the bouquet of the wine. Despite this and other facts, these bits should be removed in order to make the wine something which can be sold easily. People who make their wine at home also want to make it into something that has a welcoming and inviting appearance.
Several processes are employed in order to make wine as clear as it is in stores. The oldest of these methods is known as racking. This is usually achieved by pouring the wine directly into another bottle and leaving the sediments behind. Bits are usually different things which may be anything from dead yeast, to cellulose, to pieces of skin or stem. It all depends on how well the first racking process goes and you may have to continue this procedure more than once. Red wine tends to be easier to clear out than white wine, red wines may need only a single round of racking before they can be bottled for sale.
Another well known method of cleaning out wine is referred to as fining. If you add a fining instrument to the wine, it starts off the cleaning process. The cleaning agent tends to be a lot heavier than alcohol and water and as such it doesn’t dissolve but it sinks to the bottom. It also attracts the floating debris to stick to it. The process must be carried out very carefully because it tends to disturb the bouquet as well as the flavor of the wine and the ageing process. Fining is a very delicate procedure and it should only be carried out by people who are conversant with the technique and not by people who have no experience with this sort of thing. Different fining instruments can be used in the wine cleaning procedure and they include gelatin, egg white, blood or milk.
Other options exist for people who wish to clear their wine and one of these options is filtering. You filter the wine through something that leaves the wine bits at the bottom. It sounds relatively easy but it must be handled with care as filtering wrongly may leave a clear but tasteless wine behind.
Posted on 21 June 2011.
What other ways are there to use my wine like food paring? If you thought that wine is only for drinking, you need to think again. There are many more uses to wine than this.
Look at the above list and you will understand how versatile this beverage is. Right from drinking it to cooking in it, it touches our hearts in many ways than one. On e very critical use is the fact the wine keeps us healthy. It is packed with antioxidants, for which people who consume it regularly do away with cardiac problems and aging. Both of these reasons being good enough to become a life-long fan of this wonderful beverage.
Posted on 22 May 2011.
The eternal debate that seems to be unanswerable in the field of winemaking is the question of what gives rise to better grapes and thus better wine. Some people tend to believe that older grapes result in wine of much better quality. This belief is so strong that a large number of wineries actually stipulate the age of their vines on the labels of their wine bottles. The aim is to impress customers so that their wines become more popular and shared across a wider section of the population. But is there really truth to the older-grapes-better-wine theory?
This theory seems to be derived from the fact that the fewer the grapes which grow on a vine, the better the grapes and the wine taste. If you have too many grapes per vine, then you have grapes with different tastes and thus a wine with a bad flavor. The lesser the grapes the more likely that the wine flavor will be excellent and unique at the same, older vines tend to be less hardy than younger ones so they grow fewer grapes hence the theory that they tend to give rise to better grapes and wines.
Certain other people tend to disagree with this theory. They claim that this isn’t the process which results in the best grapes or the best wine. According to their theory, the first few years of wine growth aren’t anything at all. You don’t get any grapes from your vines until year 3 or year 4 of their growth. When the growth actually comes there is a full harvest of grapes which continues until the 20th year of growth. It is after this period that you get the best flavored grapes according to this group of people.
If you’re confused with this explanation, you should know that it gets much worse. Research has shown that if the vines have been attached properly to their trellises, pruned regularly and cut, they should give rise to good grapes. Thinning is believed to increase the taste as well as reducing the yield. What this research claims is that the age is not what gives rise to the better tasting wines but the size of the yield.
Despite all this, after all the arguments have finished and each side has stated their position on the matter, conflicting evidence still shows that the higher the yield is , the better the grapes you get. In a particular acre of Chardonnay grapes, ten tons of grapes were produced and it was a good yield. When six tons of grapes were produced in the next harvest from the same acre, the grapes and the wine tasted better, which seemingly proved the theory. However the next year yielded four tons which tasted worse than the first two sets.
The final end to the question came from research which showed that grapes will have a great taste and produce better wine if they come from a vineyard that keeps its vines well taken care of and maintains them effectively.
Posted on 04 February 2011.
How long do I have to wait to enjoy a wine after making?
There is a widely circulated belief that the longer you keep a wine bottle, the better will the wine get. It is not necessarily this way. Let us see why we are actually storing the wine in the first place, and then you will be able to understand the importance of the time kept between preparing the wine and drinking it.
Time is give in order to age the product to make it better than the original. This is not applicable only to wine, but also to cheese, to meet, and so on. This aging habit originates in the past because people back then has to use whatever available for making the wine. Because, they depended totally on the Providence for what their mix for wine was, they needed to give sufficient time to the wine to age to become palatable. This time that was given to the wine to become palatable post fermentation has come to be known as aging period.
This theory has been proved by the fact the there are many old wines sold today (above 50 years or so) which are completely drinkable. However, this might not be so because the wine was okay when it was bottled; rather it was too harsh for consumption, so harsh that it took some 20-50 years to become palatable. Some need 100 years to become ‘good wines’ – and you can imagine how much money you will need to keep wine for so long in storage.
Applying today’s modern technology grapes cultivation has seen a lot of changes, as has the production of wine. Today, wine can be drunk almost as soon as it is bottled, though some of the wines would benefit by aging it a few years. There is a demand for wines that need long ‘incubation’ period, but the world is moving fast into the era when they want a fresh wine on the table without worrying when it was bottled and how long would I have to wait before I can have it.
There are some wines which will need some 2-3 years to reach their peak potential while some take about 5-7 years to reach that level. The critical point is to know about what time each type of wine needs to fulfill its potential or you will loose the wine bottle. There are many people who hang on to a ‘good’ bottle of wine for years and years, only to find out then they open it that it has separated into sediment and some inconclusive liquid.
The best time to wait before you have your wine is at best a few years from the bottling, unless it is mentioned otherwise. Do not get into the idea that the more the wine is kept the better it would taste. That period of time is over. The modern technology of wine production and the grapes we grow today, do not need decades of aging before developing into a world-class wine.
Hence, enjoy your wine as soon as you can!
Posted on 31 January 2011.
There are many different takes on what makes wine, wine. In some countries and localities, wine is only those drinks that are fermented with grapes. Others only consider wines to be those products that produced from a fermentation process where yeast and sugar get together to form alcohol. The only exception to this rule of thumb would be beer which is brewed and has a slightly different process from wine making. This is going to focus on those wines that are not based on the grape.
Mead – In some areas, and historically, mead is not considered to be a wine while many feel that it is simply a honey based wine. The same fermentation process is used in mead as in other wines so many modern wine makers are including this type of wine in their arsenal. The honey simply substitutes the sugar in the fermenting process and offers its own unique flavor. There can also be fruits added to create a different flavor in the wine.
Sake – Sake is also a wine that some do not consider being akin to grape based wines. Again, there is a difference in the fermenting process and many feel that sake is closer to beer than it is to wine. Making sake at home can be more difficult than making any other form of wine or beer. It is going to take a very patient and talented person to make sake from home. There are also many ingredients that may not be easy to acquire in the rice wine fermenting and brewing stages.
Fruit Wines – These are probably the most common of all of the non grape wine types and the ones that we a most familiar with. There is probably not one prison in our system that does not have a problem with inmates making their own versions of fruit wines from simply ingredients that they are offered every day. With this ease, many free people also experiment with many different types of fruits to come up with unique and tasty fruit wine flavors.
There are many more different types of wines that are made without grapes. Even worms and marijuana is used to make some wines. There is probably not much of a market for wine made with worms although there may be a market for the marijuana wine. It should be noted that marijuana is an illegal substance and should not be used for wine making purposes until it has be legalized by the government.
Posted on 27 January 2011.
This is a question that is often asked by wine enthusiasts. How many people truly enjoy making and bottling their own wine? Is there really a market for the supplies and where can those who want to make their own wine go to purchase these supplies? In short, wine making has become increasingly popular. While it can be easier to go the local store and grab a couple of bottles of two buck chuck, imagine how much fun it can be to open a bottle for your friends that you make on your own.
Why Wine Making is Popular
• Cost – While it is not much more costly to make a gallon of wine than it is to purchase it, there is a sense of accomplishment when the fermentation and aging periods are over and you can actually drink your mature wine. The cost of the ingredients can actually be more than a gallon of wine, but the equipment is going to set you back initially.
• Ease – There are some wines that are incredibly easy to start off with. Mead and red wines are two of the easiest wines to make at home and are great wines for the beginning wine makers to try. There are recipes that are going to be more difficult that you can move on to after learning the easy ones.
• Versatility – When making your own wine, you have more diversity in the ingredients that are being used in it. Making a white wine with a peach flavor is quite easy when you have the technique down. While you may be able to purchase a peach flavored wine at a store, you can control what type of peaches and how many are used.
How to Get Started
• Purchase the Equipment – You are going to have to spend a bit of money initially on the equipment that is going to be used to prepare, ferment and distill the wine. This is going to be a one-time cost and can be figured out in the overall cost of making many bottles of your own vino.
• Find Wine Making Recipes – There are many places on the Internet that offer easy to difficult wine making recipes. Start with the easy ones and then work your way up to the hard ones so you are not going to be disappointed and give up on your adventure.
• Be Patient – The only way that you are going to be able to allow all the steps of wine making to get done is to be patient. If you rush any step, you are not going to have a good end product. Give the wine time to mature; this is the longest step in the process and the most important.
Posted on 17 January 2011.
Most at home wine making recipes come with a list of equipment but there are certain items that are going to be needed no matter what type of wine is being made. Without this equipment, you are not going to get the best quality of wine when you are making it at home.
• 2 or 3 One Gallon Glass Jugs – These jugs need to be sterilized with either hot water or Campden tablets. The tablets should be dissolved in water in order to activate them for use. Keep the water in a sealed jar for future use. When all else fails, mild bleach water can work for sterilization as long as it is rinsed off any of the objects it is sterilizing.
• Airlocks – These allow for a tight seal on the jug while the wine is fermenting. They are great because they also allow the gas to be released during the process. If you do not have this set up, you can also use plastic wrap with a rubber band to create a tight seal.
• Funnel – It is important to use a funnel that has only been used in the kitchen. Any funnels that are used for your vehicles should be avoided. Spend the couple extra dollars and get a funnel that is to be used in the kitchen only. Make sure it is sterilized.
• Stirring Rod – This also needs to be sterilized and should be long enough to get to the bottom of the jug. Long chopsticks will work or you can use a wood dowel that has been purchased from the DIY store.
• Three or Four Feet of Rubber Hose – This should be sterilized as well, but do not use hot water on it as this can break down the rubber. The tubing is going to be used to rack the wine one or two times during the fermentation process. It needs to be clean and durable. This can be found at home improvement stores or wine making stores.
The previous is a basic list of equipment that is going to be needed to make wine. If you prefer the green method of boiling water to sterilize items, then you should also have a huge pot of boiling water such as the largest stock pot you can find. It needs to be large enough to hold the gallon jugs with water just covering them. They need to boil for at least fifteen minutes to be considered sterile.
When you have the right equipment and the know-how, you can ensure that your wine making attempts will be successful. You can create your own wine at home that you will be proud to tell others about and even have your guests taste.