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- Where there is no wine, there is no love.
– Euripides ~400BC
Что у трезвого на уме, то у пьяного на языке.
- What a sober man has in his mind, the drunk one has on his tongue
In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas.
- In wine there is truth, in water there is health.
Home winemaking is an enjoyable and satisfying hobby for anyone with patience and the willingness to learn. We have a range of options for the novice or seasoned winemaker, with recipes tailored to the beginner or the expert, using fruit from peaches, pears or bananas to the more traditional grape varieties that are the basis of your favorite wines from California, France, Spain and beyond.
Like any engaging activity, the basic steps are easy to learn and practice, but one person could never fully master the art of winemaking in an entire lifetime. The greatest strengths of any winemaker are patience, persistence, and creativity!
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At the Winemaker's Shop we offer a variety of wine grape concentrates and fruit juice concentrates that you can use as the base of your recipe. If you can imagine it we probably stock it, from elderberry and apple to shiraz, merlot, chardonnay, gewurtztraminer and more. We are glad to supply Winexpert concentrate products. For a complete list of our available wines, click here. And if you find a wine available by them that we do not have at the moment, fill out our order form and we can tack it on our next order and have it in shortly! But call first to check!
We of course also carry an variety of yeasts that and we can help you match to your recipe or wine style, including utility yeasts for stuck fermentations or general yeast activity. We also stock a full range of additives like citric acid, acid blend, yeast nutrient, sulfites, tannins, pectic enzyme, clarifiers, as well as a solid selection of books and manuals you can browse or buy to help you through your winemaking.
We've got normal hydrometers as well as proof hydrometers. For a how to on hydrometers click here.
As for bottling and corking, we've got you covered there too, with a selection of premium, synthetic and rubber corks; hand or stand corkers; new, used, standard, decorative, large and small bottles; and of course labels, label-making paper, shrink-wrap tops and sealer's wax to dress up your bottles after the important stuff is already inside.
So whether you've already got a few dozen personal vintages under your belt or you've only ever had Boone's Farm out of the bottle, we invite you to come in and check out our winemaking selections. As always, we'll be happy to talk it over with you and offer any advice you might need!