The White Grape Juice shortage thread .

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  1. Dec 3, 2014 #1

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    There have been a lot of posts about the lack of white grqape juice in our supermarkets, If you find some in your area or on-line let us know in this thread. :thumb:

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    Today I received a reply from Tesco to an enquiry about their stocks of white grape juice, unfortunately it has been discontinued.

    They do have red grape juice -

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    Ingredients:
    100% Grape Juice, Not from Concentrate
     
  2. Dec 3, 2014 #2

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    I am waiting for a reply from ASDA but having searched their website its looking doubtful, they stock red grape juice and some with added juice (see below)

    I have used this 100% red grape juice with a litre of apple juice and it makes a great wine.

    ASDA Red Grape Juice

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    Ingredients

    Red Grape Juice not from Concentrate (100%) .

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    ASDA Grape Strawberry Kiwi Juice

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    Ingredients

    Red Grape Juice not from Concentrate (70%) , Strawberry Purée (20%) , Kiwi Purée (10%)

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    ASDA Grape Raspberry Pomegranate Juice Drink

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    Ingredients

    White Grape Juice not from Concentrate (39%) , Red Grape Juice not from Concentrate (15%) , Pomegranate Juice not from Concentrate (10%) , Raspberry Purée (5.0%) , Vitamin C and Water.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2014 #3

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    Sainsbury's dont have any 100% white grap juice but do have -

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    Red Grape Juice, Not From Concentrate 1L

    Buy any 3 for £4.00

    Red Grape Juice not from concentrate (100%).
     
  4. Dec 3, 2014 #4

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    Update.

    ASDA have contacted me and explained they stock on demand and apparently in some areas demand is so low they have stopped stocking it, she said she will bring this matter to the buyers attention in our area and we should see it on the shelves again, if you cannot get hold of it in your local ASDA give them a call.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2014 #5

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    BruinTuns posted today -

    I was in Sainsbury's yesterday and they have white grape juice and peach juice drink, 25% WGJ, 15% peach. On offer at 3 X 1l cartons for £3.
    Not a perfect WGJ substitute but sounds delicious and as soon as I have a free dj I'll be getting some.
    As an aside, they also had a decent range of pure juices including Clementine, Apple and Mango, Orange Mango & Passionfruit, Tropical and Apple & Pear.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2014 #6

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    Have had the same problem finding white grape however as above I have just mixed apple and the asda 100% red grape juice and it seems to be going well glad someone else that is seasoned has done so as this is only my second go, however my first turned out really well so its upwards and onwards from here hoping that half and half apple and red grape will come out like a rose ,we will see 😂
     
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    ASDA bottled red grape juice (which i am now using) is a bit darker than the carton red grape juice i have used from other supermarkets, the finished wine also turns out darker. (see picture below)

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    Looks good to me
     
  10. Jan 13, 2015 #10

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    Well all
    Before it appeared in this thread I had trouble locating white grape juice so like chippy before this part of the thread was seen decided to try Asda pure red grape juice and mixed it with equal apple juice.

    This is only my second attempt but its turned out great but much lighter in colour than yours chippy and I can't explain that, what went in is as follows, oh this is 5 gallons (25 litres) putting all this below in case anyone can explain the difference

    5 litres 100% apple juice
    5 litres 100% pure fresh red grape juice Asda as in this thread
    3 tsps Young's yeast
    5 tsps Young's yeast nutrient
    3.5 kg sugar melted into hot water
    Also in the water the contents off 10 tea bags brewed for 20 minutes

    Kicked of like the last and was still fermenting at 4 weeks checked on hydrometer all good
    Stabiliser in with 5 Camden tablets
    Liquid finings this time and clear in 3 days left another 3 now ready to bottle and tastes great so really happy , what I can't explain is the difference in colour density between mine and chippys (although I do have lots to learn )
    Its turned out great and ready to move on further , loving this and so are the freinds .

    The big question is same ingredients as in the fruit juices so what could effect the colour, not perturbed because it turned out great but would like to know as on a learning curve here
     
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    I have to hold my hand up, its not my wine just a picture i found that was similar in colour, the carton RGJ i used to use is a lot lighter when finished and no where near as nice tasting.
     
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    WOW that is dear. (did you see what i did there)

    Red Grape Juice seems in bountiful supply and i honestly believe it makes a better tasting wine with a litre of apple juice or another red type of juice, definitely worth a try if you cannot get WGJ.

    My current favourite is ASDA bottled RGJ 3 for £3 -

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    Or maybe use sultanas???
     
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    Anyone know how much WGJ concentrate would be the equivalent of a litre of WGJ for making WOW?
     
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    i looked at the wilko concentrate yesterday and there was nothing to say how much it makes up to
     
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    I believe it was the weather earlier in the (last)year that ruined the harvest thus accounting for the shortage (most would have gone to make wine)
     

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