So after being enticed by some of Wade's wines and studying up on the forums here I will be starting my first wine kit tonight
I went out and picked up an Advintage FC Collection 23L Blanc de St Vincent wine kit. It is a blend of Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. It is dry which is what I am looking for. The kit I was originally going to do was out of stock so I went with this one because it was recommended by the shop I bought it at.
I was debating leaving out the oak chips but am not 100% sure what I will be gaining or losing from doing this. The reason I am debating it is because I got a nice discount because the oak chips were missing
Are these grapes typically "oaked" when making wine? I thought it was mostly chardonnays that were on the oakey side for white wines and the kit does say it's optional.