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Stevieleeds

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I've been making Kenridge Classic, one red and one white every month and they have all been fantastic. I was a chef and restaurateur and our friends are foodies/brewery owners and they all love our wines. On the odd occasion we run out and have to buy some it is always disappointing! I've just started the new Vineco Originals last night so it's fingers crossed they are as good as Kenridge. Only tasting will tell.
 

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I should say the cheaper kits I've made have made very mediocre reds, I will not do them again e.g. Solomon Grundy, Vinclasse. I concur with others though, you are more likely to get away with a slightly cheaper white than red kit.
 

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I've been making Kenridge Classic, one red and one white every month and they have all been fantastic. I was a chef and restaurateur and our friends are foodies/brewery owners and they all love our wines. On the odd occasion we run out and have to buy some it is always disappointing! I've just started the new Vineco Originals last night so it's fingers crossed they are as good as Kenridge. Only tasting will tell.
Tell me your process and any tips you can offer thanks,
 

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Any kits out there that will replicate a >£5 bottle of red? (Other than the top end winexpert...because I’m scared of those)
 

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Some thing else I was wondering...I’ve seen RGJ being added to kits but I believe they themselves produce something akin to rose wine.

Is there anything that can be added to a kit that will help produce a darker red? Some of the cordials look a good colour (but I think they have additives)
 

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Is there anything that can be added to a kit that will help produce a darker red? Some of the cordials look a good colour (but I think they have additives)
Once it's finished fermenting the additives are irreverent from a point of view that you're not needing the yeast to survive. If you're just wanting to improve the colour you can always add food colouring so you don't affect the flavour. And if your looking for something that could add a little more than just colour then elder berries will be on a tree near you in a few weeks time.
 

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Once it's finished fermenting the additives are irreverent from a point of view that you're not needing the yeast to survive. If you're just wanting to improve the colour you can always add food colouring so you don't affect the flavour. And if your looking for something that could add a little more than just colour then elder berries will be on a tree near you in a few weeks time.
Much appreciated! Good idea!
 
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