Making your own wine at home might seem daunting at first, but once you have purchased all the equipment and have gained a firm understanding of the wine-making process you will quickly begin to embrace something that began almost 8000 years ago.
I will separate the process into 8 stages, today being the first.
The first critical step is to find a reputable supplier for all your wine-making needs. In Westchester County, New York, there’s a family run institution where everyone goes to for all their wine-making supplies…Prospero Winery!
1. Table Top De-Stemmer
4. Stainless Steel Puncher
They come in different shapes and sizes but I recommend the standard 5 gallon water-cooler type…just make sure you use glass and not plastic.
You will also need additional bottle sizes for later in the wine-making process when you will have odd amounts of wine.
You will need rubber corks (bungs) and airlocks for each bottle.
Get yourself a syphon kit for transferring wine from jar to jar.
And of course…
Check back soon for the next stage in Wine-Making when we’ll discuss the grapes and how to choose the right one for you!
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