I often get asked is it worth making your own wine? When you can go out a buy a quality bottle for $15 – $20, why go through the trouble of creating your own wine when you don’t have the facilities, soil, or weather conditions of a “true” winery. My answer is that nothing tastes quite as good as hard work, and that moment when you take a sip from a bottle that finally turns out the way you want will taste better then any high end wine you have ever purchased.
Are all batches going to be that good? No they won’t, especially the first few/dozen, you’ll use the wrong ratios of ingredients, the wine will be too strong, too weak, taste funny, taste like vinegar, etc. It takes practice and it’s not something where you can just say oh start again tomorrow and taste your results the next day, but that is why that first great bottle is so magical, because the journey of being hard is what truly ads flavor to your vintage.
This blog is dedicated to the home wine maker, it will guide you through the steps of what has worked for us, what kind of grapes and berries we use, what kind of equipment we employ, little tips on how you know your fruit is ready, how to combat pests, how to bottle the wine, how to create a label the wine, how to store the bottles.
Are we wine making experts, no we aren’t, but we are enthusiastic about the journey and would love to share our are experience and get your experience as well.
Welcome to glassofwine.org, sit down, pour yourself a glass, and lets share our experiences together.