Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ordered a Wine Kit

So I have started something new, I'm going to make a wine. I have always resisted this because I don't think you can make great wine without living in a wine region but after reading some about wine kits and wine making by people who do it I'm going to give it a try.

I ordered a Winexpert Dry Creek Sonoma Chardonnay, which doesn't come with oak but I'm going to oak it. I figure if it's good enough to not need oak that's a plus, and since I prefer the oaky chardonnays I'm going to add it. I think brewing experience will help but it seems like many things are different - KMeta for santizer, racking from primary before fermentation is complete, degassing, adding stabilizers, and of course bottling with no CO2 and corking the bottles.

It should be an interesting adventure.

1 comment:

  1. This wine would have been really good but I left it on oak WAY too long and it is Chateau Plywood. Drinkable, but obviously flawed.

    I bought a few more wine kits with high hopes but didn't make them, now they are old and possibly spoiled/compromised.