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Wine Kit Ingredients:
Winemaking 101. Fine Lees vs Gross Lees
The Confussion commonly comes up, can wine sit on dead yeast.
Award winning wine making tips:
2) Wines are generally made from grapes. Wines commonly refer themselves as having distinct fruit flavors, such as apple, citric fruits, cherry, prune raspberry etc… If you pick up on these flavors, you can add small amounts of these fruits to accent the flavor notes and add a freshness to your wine. Small amounts of these fruits such as 1 apple, or 1 pear, or a hand full of pitted cherries can make a difference. Sulphite/ sanitize, peel, ¼, and remove seeds, put soft cut fruits into the microwave for 15 seconds +/- to sanitize. Add fruit into a juicer or blender with some water juice then strain to separate pulp. Always add 1 teaspoon of Pectic Enzyme on day 1 if adding fruit, Pectic Enzyme prevents Pectic haze when using fruit. (ie. apple cider haze).
3) White wines can be aged within 30 days. Red wines can be consumed young but like a little more time.
Start with Whites or Reds that require less aging like the Sangiovese (known as chianti), Valpolicella or Pino Noir.