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Excellent quality tasting wine...very impressed!
on 4 February 2015
My partner took a notion about 18 months ago that he would like to try his hand at brewing his own wine! After much research we were a little apprehensive as brewing from fresh fruit seemed complicated until we came across wine kits! Since trying a couple of kits, a white Chardonnay, a Chablis and a red Merlot we were becoming a little disheartened as they didn't taste as good as we had hoped!
This kit was recommended to my partner from an experienced brewer on an online forum and since then he has brewed this kit many times now ... its hassle free brewing and what a bonus that it only takes 7 days until bottling up ... although we have found leaving it an extra day or two enhances the flavour more! After a few times of using this kit you will find that you will get used to how it brews, summer will be different to winter obviously due to temperature changes affecting how the yeast reacts etc., but you will be able to tweak it a little, a wee bit less or a wee bit more sugar.. etc! ;) We really do enjoy brewing this kit ... the wine is very smooth, and personally I always think it has a very subtle hint of strawberry! A couple of friends have stated it is much much nicer than bottles of Rose they have purchased previously costing £6-£10. Winter or summer its always enjoyable! This wine is also a hit with family and friends ... so much so that we often get phone calls asking when our next batch is due ... a bit of a headache when trying to get bottles back ..haha!! I also get the sneaky feeling that a friend of ours only invites us to dinner when she knows we have a just brewed a batch ... lol One word of warning ... it is sooo smooth and goes down a wee bit too easily that before long I have had one glass too many, much to my detriment the next morning!! ;) This kit is an absolute winner with us, we don't have the patience to wait a long time to brew from fresh so this suits our impatience wonderfully!
If new to wine making this is the perfect introduction .... we are still relatively new ourselves having never attempted to brew from fresh but still, its a nice feeling to print off our label stating its homemade wine!! ;) Its great value for money brewing at home, only having to add water and sugar, everything else needed comes in the kit....where else would you be able to buy a bottle of wine with a quality taste for under £1??!! We are not massive drinkers but it is always nice to be able to pull a bottle from the fridge and have a glass or two with dinner or to unwind at the weekend and its a nice feeling knowing you made your own wine!! Its also handy to have a few bottles aside to give as part of a gift on birthdays or special occasions without having to browse shelves at the off licence!
If you enjoy rose wine and would like to try and brew your own then I honestly think you can't go wrong with this ... we have had successful results each time with this kit and to be honest its fail proof if all the instructions are followed correctly! I'm also thrilled to have found this on Amazon as we were buying from an online brew store previously, its a little cheaper here plus that company always charged silly money to deliver! In our opinion this kit makes a lovely tasting wine, we are so happy with it that we haven't tried any other since this one was recommended to us! All in all ... 5 stars from our house!! Cheers!! :)