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    National insurance.

    Everything we utilise is taxed. From the food, clothes, electric travel you name it there is a tax- might not always be a direct tax, but getting it to you in the first place is taxed. Most of the time people don’t even notice! We have one of the most complex tax systems around. It’s even more...
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    Wineworks superior Chardonnay

    Made this short to 22ltrs. As pre normal instructions are simple and easy to read. finished gravity wasn’t far off what should be- although I’m getting feedback it’s stronger than was expected. Only bottled 3 weeks ago but have to say this has went down a treat with the hot weather. Full of...
  3. John Galt

    Wineworks superior Chardonnay

    Made this short to 22ltrs. As pre normal instructions are simple and easy to read. finished gravity wasn’t far off what should be- although I’m getting feedback it’s stronger than was expected. Only bottled 3 weeks ago but have to say this has went down a treat with the hot weather. Full of...
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    Ohh man. The cork came off my demijohn.

    Thanks pal. I just ordered a few of them.
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    Ohh man. The cork came off my demijohn.

    I bottled a Chardonnay 2 weeks ago today and put 5ltre in a demijohn and stuck it away. Had a peak today and the cork was off it and lying on the shelve. Smelled the wine and doesn’t smell off, but god knows how long that cork has been off. Gonna have to toss it I think 🥲Anyone else experienced...
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    Wineworks Wine kit is this normal.

    Probably around 22 mate when adding the yeast. I’m finding better results with lower end of the 20s and letting it ferment a bit longer. I think as long as it’s not hitting above 25 when you drop the yeast in. Mine was over 26 and the fact it started bubbling like mad straight away says it was...
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    Wineworks Wine kit is this normal.

    It’s nice to experiment a bit when your first trying out kits. It has taken me about 6 kits to get to a decent confident level.. after that I decided I want a easy life and just use one mangrove jack stainless steel FV, no secondary and short the cheaper kits as they don’t need to stay to long...
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    Wineworks Wine kit is this normal.

    I got some expensive wine expert nebbolio on the go that came with grape skins. Shall let you know how that turns out, been bottled since February so just a waiting game. Also had another wine expert chateau nuff de pap style. To be fair for the extra £20 it wasn’t much better. I reckon you need...
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    Wineworks Wine kit is this normal.

    Forgot to say I got a wineworks merlot kit with the starter pack back in October. As you said a bit watery, but after 5-6 months it tasted brilliant.
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    Wineworks Wine kit is this normal.

    I made the same kit a month or so ago, but they have a superior version with a wee bit extra juice. Anyways: I made it to 20ltr instead of 23ltr, definitely more flavour and less watery than other wineworks merlot etc I have made. The white wineworks kits are brilliant such as the sav blanc...
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    English Independence

    I think everyone needs to actually pick up a book and read the history of Great Britain. There is to much wrong history and actual lies being taught even in schools in the history of the UK. Here is a fact for you, it wasn’t England’s idea and at first they didn’t even support a United Kingdom...
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    Covid the jab and the final stage.

    Got the AZ vaccine on Sunday morning. I’m pretty fit and healthy, so went straight to work 60 miles away straight after. Felt a bit strange, think that was just anxiety, but got on with the days work, apart from a bloody soar arm where they jag you (the jags not bad- just pain after) thinks...
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    Wine still smells acidic

    In a cupboard, it doesn’t have to be somewhere dark, as long as not in direct sunlight, like next to the window. I put mine inside a big plastic box, like the ones you get from IKEA. Just so they aren’t easily knocked over. I have started just putting them into 5litre demijohns and keep 5...
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    Dodgy phone call/Identity fraud

    Sturgeon would love to get away with the above.
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