Your 'go to' wine kit?

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    mitsu monkey

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    Hi there,
    I was just wondering what you guys (and gals) would call your 'go to' wine kit? The one you know produces consistently good results that you brew over and over?
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    Beaverdale Chateau du Roi. Their merlot is really good but I like something with a bit more tannin.
     
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    The Range store "make your own" kits are our go to kits.
     
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    Asda or Lidl for some juice concentrate and brew away lol
     
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    I’m still a novice really, but I’ve had great success with Beaverdale kits, I’ve got a Kenridge kit on the go now which contains more grape juice that the Beaverdale kit so I’m hoping for good things.
     
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    Also relatively new but tried a few different kits so far - Beaverdale, Young's 7 day cellar, Young's Winebuddy, KenRidge classic and more recently Wineworks Superior.

    I'd echo that on the Beaverdales (only tried whites so far) - the KenRidge Cabernet I was expecting more from so I wouldn't go back to that one in a hurry esp as it's a premium on the price.

    Both the Wineworks kits worked out really well (Chenin Blanc and Montecino) - nice clear wines will be going back to Lovebrewing in due course to try a Rose and a more full bodied Red.
     
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    I find all the mid rage wine kits have been good for reds. Beaverdale, California Classic and Kenridge (this ones an extra £10 on the others but you can tell). I've just ordered a Punch kit from Creative Wine that's a little cheaper so hopefully this will turn out nice and be my future go to.
     
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    Not done that many but the 2 beaverdale kits I have done (merlot and rojo tinto) are great. I have only much cheaper kits to compare to though.
     
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    How long are you leaving the Beaverdale kits to mature in the bottle?
     
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    They're OK after 3 month but the ones I've kept at 12 - 15c for a year have really improved. If you cant keep them at a steady temp you won't find much improvement, they may even depreciate.
     
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    Solomon Grundy Pinot is very consistant
     

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