Q: What sort of equipment is needed to make a batch of wine?
A: Kit contents like the one found in our beginner winemaking kit for 6 gallons on item #24-3010 would be a good list to check through as it contains all the nessecery femrneting testing and bottling gear to product the kit aside from the bottles themselves
Q: I bottled this wine a little more than a year ago and have enjoyed all but 8 bottles. How long can you keep this wine on store before it needs to be consumed? Thanks
A: The manufacturerr eccomend between 6-8 months in the bottle for best flavor potential but it can be stored for much longer. Flavor profile development typicall is best in the 6-8 month range
Q: Does this kit include the EQUIPMENT needed to make the wine or just the ingredients?
A: This would just be the ingredients or 'Software" we still need the equipment or "hardware' needed to produce and ferment the batch as well. Kit #24-3010 would be a good equipment kit to use for the batch if needed
Q: The corks I use are 8 X 1 3/4. I see you have 2 that are 9 X 1 3/4. would either of the other ones be suitable for me?
A: 9mm corks provide a bit more of a snug seal for reds that will be aged out a bit longer but either diameter would work fine and be more based on the bottle type your using for what would be the best fit
Q: Looking for a mix that would compare to Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon. Any suggestions?
A: For something in the Mondavi quality range, I would recommend item #24-3246, The Selection California Cabernet Sauvignon, or item #24-3108 in the Eclipse Series. The kits would produce a wine similar to that of the RM Cabernet.