Q: How long do it take to make?
A: the process from production to bottling is typically 4-8 weeks, with the wine benfitting from several months of aging after being bottled to improve flavor profiles
Q: from 2014 through 2016 I made 6 batches of WinExpert Select Special Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Wine (we like it a lot). Is it still available? How does this compare?
A: The raspberry dessert wine is a limited release kit from that manufacturer that is not available at this time(july 2019) the Dessert wine kit would be a similar kit without the addition of the chocolate and raspberry flavoring added
Q: Does the kit include the pressed grape juice, or do we provide our own juice?
A: This kit would include all of the ingredients, aside from water, needed to produce the batch
Q: Is port from grape or other berrys?
A: The Speciale Dessert winekit is made from grapes.
Q: is this chocolate orange dessert wine kit?
A: No this is not that particular kit. The selection website list the description as being rich and warm with flavours of fig, plum and chocolate makes this a bold, distinctive dessert wine.
Q: What is the finished alcohol level? Do we need to add neutral spirits to achieve a port-level percentage?
A: This dessert wine should be in the 15-17% ABV range. A port wine can certainly be fortified with a spirit to achieve the ABV you are looking for.
Q: YOUR AD FOR THIS SPECIALE KIT IS VAGUE, WHICH IS IT? FRANC, CHOCOLATE, CREME' SHERRY. ONE NEEDS TO KNOW, DESSERT WINE IS A VAGUE TERM!
A: Thanks for the question! This particular dessert wine is a 'Port". Cheers!
Q: How does this dessert wine compare to their chocolate raspberry dessert wine?
A: This will be a sweet dessert wine, but without the chocolate raspberry flavors from the other kit. Rich and warm with flavours of fig, plum and chocolate.
Q: Is this kit pretty specific as far as instructions, also, would it liken to a tawny port or what should I expect?
A: Yes the instructions are specific and easy to follow. This would not be a tawny port, it would not have the oxidation notes etc...you will find in a tawny port. It would be straight dessert port.