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Home Brew & Wine Making - Winebuddy 30 Bottle Red Wine Refill - Merlot Ingredient Kit

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  • Ingredients To Make 30 Bottles Of Merlot
  • Ferments In 7 Days & Comes With Full Instructions
  • Kit Includes - 1 x Concentrate Bottle - 1 x Yeast Nutrient - 1 x Stabiliser - French Oak Chips - Finings
  • You Will Require 4Kg Of Sugar Or Brewing Sugar, Basic Brewing Equipment For 30 Bottles Of Wine.
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Brand Balliihoo Homebrew
Item Weight1.9 Kg
  
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Best Sellers Rank 123,755 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
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Date First Available25 Jan. 2010
  
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30 Bottle Wine Buddy Refill - Merlot

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Neil D. Armour on 24 April 2012
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I'm not that pleased with this kit; I have brewed more expensive kits and produced a decent wine. I decided to experiment with the cheaper end of the market to see if it is really necessary to pay extra for better quality kits.

After a quick brew I racked the wine off the lees and cleared. All seemed well. However, once cleared I poured a sample from my wine thief into a glass to examine the product. It was like looking at a fairly weak glass of Ribena!! very little flavour (what flavour there was was fairly cheap and unpleasant) and an unpleasant texture which I can only guess comes from the conditioning pack of syrupy liquid, probably containing glycerol. I should point out that I followed the instructions to the letter (I am by no means inexperienced at wine kit brewing, and they are usually foolproof so I'm sure the poor quality wasn't due to an error of mine).

This wine has been bottled but to be honest I think I'll just keep it until the California Connoisseur Cabernet Sauvignon I bought today is ready and pour them out so I don't have to sterilize them again :-). Might keep 6 of them for a year or two just to see but I'm not confident.

For what it's worth, my advice is: If you're considering a cheaper kit, don't do it. Even at £50 for a kit, you're still only paying ~£1.66 a bottle! it's false economy if you start scrimping on your grape juice.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 Dec. 2011
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If you like merlot and want a bottle which tastes like it cost £5 or £6 but which actually cost about £1 a bottle then this kit is for you.
Even a novice can't go wrong with this kit everything you need to do is clearly explained and every thing you need to make the wine is in the kit (except 4Kg of sugar which you will need).
Your also going to need a 5gal fermenting vessel and some bottles but that applies to any wine making.
Once you have made this you will be hooked and another batch will soon follow.
It makes 30 bottles but count on about 25 or 26 because some will be lost syphoning off etc.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TraceyC on 1 Mar. 2011
Despatched very promptly, no problems at all
After a receiving a faulty box, we were very promptly issued a new box, Thank You very much, whoever I spoke to was very nice Thank You again Tracey
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Powell on 14 Aug. 2012
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I have to agree with the other reviewer - it came out looking like dilute Ribena. The taste was OK for me though, although nothing like a Merlot it was OK, and is certainly strong enough. Next time I'm going to try something more expensive...
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Wine Buddy kits will always hold a special place in my heart as they were what got me into winemaking. They are very cheap and produce a nice drinkable wine. However, don't expect to get a nice dark full bodied wine with these kits. What you will get is a lighter drop, which is more akin to a beaujolais than a merlot (in fact they aren't bad if slightly chilled in much the same way). If you want to make something that tastes nice for minimal cost to see if winemaking is for you then these are a good bet. If you want something that will more mimic the wine you would buy in a shop and be a closer representation of the grape variety, then you're probably better off paying a bit more for a more premium kit (Cellar 7 is the higher end version from this manufacturer).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S A Skene on 26 Mar. 2014
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Even just after bottling this wine- I thought it was great. If I can keep it long enough to further mature - it will be even better. Can't go wrong- fully recommend it!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mandy Hanwell on 28 Dec. 2013
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Great service very prompt. Would certainly like and will recommend to all my friends and familytake a look at your site. Thank you
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By Cathy on 14 Nov. 2013
More than pleased with this kit & the standard of wine it produced. Easy to follow instructions even for a complete beginner like me. The taste of the wine does improve with age but perfectly drinkable when still young. So good I have ordered another kit that will be more than ready for Christmas.
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