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Old 26-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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From their website - https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j ... kgbusCotVA

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This Make your own rose wine kit brews a light, fruity, medium-sweet rose wine. With well-balanced sweetness and acidity this rose wine features subtle apple and strawberry notes. This rose wine is a good accompaniment to food but also good for drinking on its own.


Mrs Tea found this at my local Range store, they also make a white and red version the Rose is £19:99.

When she went to pay the shop assistant told her these kits fly off the shelf every time they get a delivery so i was hoping for something better tasting than the price tag would suggest.

You cut along the dotted line which gives access to dry and wet compartments containing the sachets and the juice, the sachets are wine yeast, oak chippings, stabiliser and finings A and B, there is no nutrient sachet which concerned me at the time.

I had no need to worry about the lack of a nutrient as It fermented vigorously for 7 days as the instructions said it would, on the seventh day i took a reading and it was down to 995. (started at 1090)

I degassed added stabiliser and finings A & B which have to be added one hour apart, the instructions say to allow 3 days for clearing.

After 3 days it was crystal clear and ready to be bottled.

The instructions tell you to add 750g of sugar to back sweeten after you have stabilised and degassed it, i decided to leave it dry as Mrs Tea doesn't like sweet wine and i am glad i did it would have been sickly sweet if i had followed the instructions..

I found the wine a little rough when first tasting it but if you leave it a week or more the taste changes and is as described -

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This Make your own rose wine kit brews a light, fruity, medium-sweet rose wine. With well-balanced sweetness and acidity this rose wine features subtle apple and strawberry notes. This rose wine is a good accompaniment to food but also good for drinking on its own.
I enjoyed this wine so much i am going to start another soon.

Instructions - http://www.makeyourowndrinks.co.uk/inst ... egory=Wine
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Old 28-05-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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I got my Rose kit from Wilko cost me about £8 for 1 Gallon Batch I also got a Black Cherry to but the rose taste better then Black Cherry But if you have a Wilko's near you, You should check it out some cheap things in there or go to there site (http://www.wilko.com/)
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Old 28-05-2013, 04:49 PM   #3
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I buy the "make your own" kits because they are good value for money and fast (10 days start to finish) which is great if you want to get plenty of wine bottled and ready to drink while you wait for your WOW experiments to finish.

If i remember right the wilco stuff takes a lot longer and TBH if i was going to make a gallon i would make a WOW and save myself a fiver.
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True you have a point there, I would not mind trying one of them from the range and see how it goes and if it has a difference in taste and smoothness
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By week 2 it had totally changed from the harsh flavour it had when first finished, it tasted more like it is described - "light, fruity, medium-sweet rose wine. With well-balanced sweetness and acidity this rose wine features subtle apple and strawberry notes"

Bear in mind the instructions say to add 750g of sugar before bottling, i would advise caution and add it to each bottle before drinking rather than do the whole batch in one go in the FV.

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Have just bought one of these kits and am wondering if you use dextrose or just normal white sugar?
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Have just bought one of these kits and am wondering if you use dextrose or just normal white sugar?
I use Tate and Lyle's finest, i have never used dextrose in any of my wine.

A word of warning if you haven't read the full review -

The instructions tell you to add 750g of sugar to back sweeten, i decided to leave it dry as Mrs Tea doesn't like sweet wine, i am glad i did it would have been sickly sweet if i had followed the instructions.
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Great stuff thanks

The instructions say after 7 days to stir in the rest of the sachets and stir well. Did you rack it off into a clean container first or just mix all the sediment back into it?
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Hmm interested in what the red would be like, most partial to a glass of red.
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Great stuff thanks

The instructions say after 7 days to stir in the rest of the sachets and stir well. Did you rack it off into a clean container first or just mix all the sediment back into it?
I give it a good degassing in the original fermentation bucket with my drill attachment then added the stabiliser and finings A, you then wait an hour and add finings B, it will be crystal clear after 3 days, i usually find its clear by two, you can test it by taking a sample from half way down the bucket with some syphoning tube.
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