Winemaking Tips

The Winemaking Process

Join us in our state of the art in-store winery and make wines you’ll be proud to serve to family and friends.

The process is simple: Choose your wine kit (we can help!)  ? Mix the ingredients and sprinkle the yeast (by law) ? Come back in 5-8 weeks to bottle your wine!

When bottling, you may choose to dress it up with our labels and shrinks.

We’d suggest you allow your wine to age once you get it home; we can help with both aging and wine pairing suggestions.

Wine Storage Tips

Here are some wine storage tips to ensure top quality wine:

DO

  • Store your wine upright for the first 3 to 5 days.
  • After that, store your wine on its side in order to keep the cork moist.
  • Store your wine in a cool, dark place.

Your wine should be stored where the temperature is CONSISTENT...bright light, movement, and temperature fluctuations can negatively affect the quality of your wine.

DO NOT

  • Constantly turn your wine. Red wines will sometimes dust (leave residue on the inside of the bottle). This is normal. Simply decant your wine.
  • Store your wine directly on a cement floor. Put a thick piece of wood under your wine storage boxes.
  • Store your wine on heated floors.

 

Food and Wine Pairing

What you are looking for is harmony and balance in your pairing. Wine on its own tastes different than when it is paired with food. If it is complementary, wine can impart its flavours to a dish, thereby giving the food an added layer, or food can lend its flavours to the wine. If they clash, or if one overpowers the other, the experience will under whelm and disappoint and can sometimes lead to flavours that are not present in either, like an unpleasant metallic taste which can result from high tannin content and oily fish. With the right pairing, wine and food can combine to give your palate great pleasure!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I make wine that is as good as store bought brands?
Q: Is it expensive?
Q: I’ve never done any winemaking on premise, what do I need to know and how much work is required of me.
Q: How long will it take?
Q: What kinds of wines are available?
Q: What is the alcohol content?
Q: Are Winexpert wine kits dry or sweet?
Q: Can I clean my bottles when I come in to bottle?
Q: Can I store my wine in the Wine-On-Premise where I made it?
Q: What are Tannins?
Q: What about wine with food?
Q: What about wine with cheese?

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