What Are the Different Types of Kits?
Ever have a hankering for a fruit-flavored wine? In the middle of the summer
when it's as hot as blazes outside, these light and fruity wines hit the
Besides that, here's a few different types of wine kits that you can buy:
- 6-gallon grape concentrate kits
- fruit-flavored kits
- self-blended kits
- 1-gallon grape concentrate kits
6-gallon Grape Concentrate Kits
These are the standard kits and where it all started. They're made with perfectly ripened grapes from vineyards far and wide. Looking to make a nice Sangiovese from Tuscany or Chilean Malbec? You can make them at any time of the year.
There are premium kits as well as early drinkers, and even kits made from specific renowned wine making areas of the world. And just like regular bottled wines, you can find concentrate kits in dessert wines and icewine too!
Fruit Wine Kits
These fruit wine kits are delightful...
And they're lighter in alcohol too, coming in around 6.5%-7.5% alc. Sometimes a bit less.
If you've ever had an Orchard Breezin' or Island Mist wine kit, then you know how distinctly refreshing these are.
To accomplish that, these delicious sippers mix grape wine with real natural fruit flavors! Perfectly balanced between dry and sweet... they bridge the gap between wine and coolers.
Fruits like these are added into both the Orchard Breezin', and Island Mist Wine kits:
- Blackberry Rosé
- Blackberry, currant Merlot
- Green apple Riesling
- Açaí, raspberry Cabernet Sauvignon
- Strawberry Riesling
- Wild watermelon white Merlot
- Peach, apricot Chardonnay
- and tons more...
Another bonus with fruit-flavored wine kits, is that they're cheaper to buy too. I like to enjoy a glass or three on some of the hottest summer days of the year. Since they're lower in alcohol, and cheap... pour away I say!
The best selection of cheap Island Mist Wine kits with free shipping are found here. Yum!
The best selection of cheap Orchard Breezin' wine kits with free shipping are found here. Enjoy.
Tip: You can always add in some sugar syrup to bring up the alcohol a little, after you get some experience at wine making. Just don't overdue it, because it will upset the balance of the wine and establish more of a medicinal taste. Some of these wines are quite delicate.
Self-blended Wine Kits
This is a new idea for creative wine makers. Kits like Mivino from RJS Craft Winemaking allow you to actually blend wines together for the optimum flavor profile. They have about a dozen recommended blends to get you started and a three step process to follow.
1-gallon Grape Concentrate Kit
This wine kit will make you 5 bottles of wine instead of the standard 30 bottles in the 6-gallon kit. It's a good option for getting your feet wet in wine making because they're cheap. But if you know what you want and for a few more bucks, the standard kits are a way better deal.
Be aware that some wine juice kits come with a smaller amount of grape concentrate. That's because the producer has taken more water out of the grape juice which makes it more concentrated. They still make 30 bottles though. This makes them smaller to package up and cheaper to ship.
In general the kits that don't have as much water removed will make you wine with a little more depth and intensity. That depends on the kit though, and your palate as well. And there's also aging to consider too.
If you're drinking most of your wines young before they fully develop, then you might not even notice any slight loss of flavor.