Supermarket Juice Wine Recipes and Wurzel's Orange Wine (WOW) .....

Discussion in 'Wine, Cider, Mead and Kombucha Discussion.' started by Chippy_Tea, May 23, 2013.

Help Support The Homebrew Forum UK by donating:

  1. Jun 26, 2019 #2321

    MmmBeer

    MmmBeer

    MmmBeer

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    238
    Location:
    Bromsgrove
    Bottled my first two fruit juice wines this afternoon, Cranberry & Apple and Mango & Passion Fruit. Had a sneaky taste of each, both were pretty good, very drinkable.:beer1:
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2019
  2. Jun 26, 2019 #2322

    kelper

    kelper

    kelper

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    139
    Location:
    Highlands
    I've transferred it once to a new demijohn. Was that daft? It seems to continue fermenting!
     
  3. Jun 26, 2019 #2323

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    24,939
    Likes Received:
    5,259
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    You only need to rack this type of wine once as it doesn't throw up much sediment and clears quickly (with finings)
     
  4. Jun 29, 2019 #2324

    DavieC

    DavieC

    DavieC

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2018
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    86
    Ive just bottled 5ltrs apple and rgj which has been clearing naturally for 5 or 6 weeks.All looking good and stuck a couple in the fridge for later.
     
    Dutto likes this.
  5. Jun 29, 2019 #2325

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    24,939
    Likes Received:
    5,259
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    How did it taste?

    .
     
  6. Jun 29, 2019 #2326

    DavieC

    DavieC

    DavieC

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2018
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    86
    Just having a glass ,chilled rose, very drinkable,and nice and clear.I didnt use any campden tab or finings with this. IMG_20190629_195346.jpg IMG_20190629_195935.jpg
     
  7. Jun 30, 2019 #2327

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    24,939
    Likes Received:
    5,259
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    I always used campden tablets but many in this thread said they don't bother as it wont be in the bottles long enough to spoil, they must have a partner like mine. :laugh8:

    .
     
    DavieC likes this.
  8. Jul 6, 2019 #2328

    MmmBeer

    MmmBeer

    MmmBeer

    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    238
    Location:
    Bromsgrove
    I have now tried a bottle of each of these. While both were good, the cranberry was a touch tarter than I would have ideally liked, maybe cut down on the citric acid, however the mango and passion fruit was excellent, with the mango flavour really coming through, dry but with the ghost of sweetness on the tongue.
    upload_2019-7-6_9-51-45.jpeg
    I will defintely make the mango one again, but possibly reduce the mango and passion fruit juice to about 750ml substituting with apple or grape. I have a carton of the blueberry and blackberry juice by the same company in the fridge, looking forward to getting that one on now I have some free DJ's.
     
    Chippy_Tea likes this.
  9. Jul 9, 2019 #2329

    kelper

    kelper

    kelper

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    139
    Location:
    Highlands
    I've just bottled my first WOW as per the recipe in post #1. What didn't fit in five 75cl bottles went into two wine glasses in the fridge. Now I've tasted them I'm sad they taste of apple juice and are rather sweet. Will the bottles change much if I leave them for a few months? How long do you recommend? The FG was about 0.995.
     
  10. Jul 9, 2019 #2330

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    24,939
    Likes Received:
    5,259
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    The red grape juice should have come through mine don't taste of apple juice its more a blend of the two, maybe next time use 1 litre of apple and 1.5 of red grape juice and see how it turns out.

    This wine doesn't change much with ageing so i wouldn't bother leaving them for months.
     
    kelper likes this.
  11. Jul 11, 2019 at 8:23 AM #2331

    DavieC

    DavieC

    DavieC

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2018
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    86
    Hi all, last night I decided to bottle my apple and grapefruit wow, I'd degassed and added kwik clear finings last week and it cleared nicely over 5 days, however whilst trying to control both ends of the syphon/bottling wand I managed to stir up a load of sediment so stopped the operation after filling one cloudy bottle.This morning the wine is still very cloudy, will I need to add the finings again.Ideally I wanted a bottle for a Saturday bbq.? Edit..apple and pineapple not grapefruit
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019 at 1:52 PM
  12. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:44 AM #2332

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    24,939
    Likes Received:
    5,259
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    No it'll clear eventually, a tip on syphoning that I found a godsend get a bucket clip (most home brew shops sell them) they fit on a FV or DJ and combined with a clothes peg guarantee to make syphoning trouble free.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:49 AM #2333

    DavieC

    DavieC

    DavieC

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2018
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    86
    Cheers Chippy, I'd gotten complacent having done a couple over the last few weeks with no problems.I'm sure ive got a clip and definitely got a peg so its a lesson learned,just a bit annoying, do you think it will clear by Saturday?,it is quite hazy although the main half inch of sediment is still on bottom of dj.
     
  14. Jul 11, 2019 at 12:48 PM #2334

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    24,939
    Likes Received:
    5,259
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    If you don't want to wait add more fining I have done this in the past with stubborn wines and it didn't effect the flavour.
     
    DavieC likes this.
  15. Jul 12, 2019 at 3:39 PM #2335

    kelper

    kelper

    kelper

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    139
    Location:
    Highlands
    I'm sat in glorious sunshine on the NC500 on Scotland's North coast. My wife brought out my first WOW with some ice cubes and it has completely changed my opinion! She says it as good as any Rose' d'Anjou. We both loved it. I think it was too warm when I first supped it.
     
    DavieC likes this.
  16. Jul 12, 2019 at 4:08 PM #2336

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    24,939
    Likes Received:
    5,259
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    Now you have got a favourite try a few different juices we liked cranberry juice with WGJ or RGJ but may have had to double up on the cranberry as i think the juice content was around 50%, we never made one we didn't drink (having said that the original orange one came close)
     
    kelper likes this.
  17. Jul 12, 2019 at 4:29 PM #2337

    kelper

    kelper

    kelper

    Landlord.

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    139
    Location:
    Highlands
    Wow. Will do. Daft question but does the WOW taste of cranberries? A friend made elderberry and banana wine one but, luckily, it tasted of neither.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2019 at 4:37 PM #2338

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Chippy_Tea

    Administrator. Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    24,939
    Likes Received:
    5,259
    Location:
    South Cumbria.
    WOW is an abbreviations of wurzels orange wine unfortunately all juice wines got labeled as WOWs in the early days and it has stuck, the otiginal WOW sort of tastes like orange the cranberry one does taste of cranberry but the flavour is a lot less strong than when you drink it from the carton, that goes for all juices.
     
  19. Jul 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM #2339

    DavieC

    DavieC

    DavieC

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2018
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    86
    I decided to rack the hazy wine into another dj then added more kwik clear finings in order that it would be clear again for a bbq eyesterday(saturday) it cleared in 2 days and I bottled on Saturday morning and had a chilled bottle in the afternoon and it tasted great,I had been concerned that it tasted like cider after primary fermentation but that taste has now altered and its made a very refreshing clean tasting white wine with a good colour.Really pleased again.
     
    Chippy_Tea likes this.
  20. Jul 14, 2019 at 6:07 PM #2340

    jjsh

    jjsh

    jjsh

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,477
    Likes Received:
    568
    Location:
    East Lindsey, Lincolnshire
    @DavieC does it taste of grapefruit at all? I only ask as I did a pineapple +apple WOW and it is fantastic; like a Chardonnay. Ok, perhaps a cheap supermarket Chardonnay, but my better half and Mother in law love it. I calculated it costs about 70p a bottle, so I love it too! :laugh8:
     

Share This Page