Q: So I made this and it has been in secondary for 3 months. I made it 4-5 months ago. Is it still goo? I tried a little bit and it tastes very good! But I don’t know if it can be bad or if I need to do something else to it. I planned on bottling it this week
A: So long as the proper steps and additives were added the kits can bulk age vs. bottle aging for months without running into issues. If the batch tastes OK at this point you should be safe to move on to bottling
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.