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Old 05-15-2017, 09:36 PM   #1
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Hi, i fairly new to wine making, only made RJS kits so far, 7 of them, i was wondering for the summer mist wines which is the better company, i really like the orchard breezin kits but am wondering if the island mist or niagara mist kits are a better quality kit?

 
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:40 AM   #2
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Having not made many mist kits, I dont think there is much difference except for the variety of blends each company offers. They are all an average wine base with lots of sugar and flavour added at the end to cover up any wine flaws. Easy to make and ready to drink right away.

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Old 05-16-2017, 07:09 AM   #3
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I'm guessing they're comparable in quality and price... particularly RJS and WE. I'd pick one by the flavor you think you'd like and not look back.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:23 AM   #4
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I have made both and could taste no noticeable huge difference. They both get sucked down with equal gusto...usually accompanied by remarks like " I like really dry red (or whites) but this not terrible".....counting up the empty bottles, I guess it ain't too bad.

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Old 05-16-2017, 12:13 PM   #5
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Hahaha thanks, we usually use them to blend.

 
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:48 PM   #6
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I have made all three brands, although not in a few years. IMO, they are all about the same quality; however, the fruit flavours vary. One summer we made the OB apple and the NM apple. They tasted a little different but there was no clear winner amongst our friends.

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Old 05-18-2017, 09:21 PM   #7
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Ive made
Rockin raspbery rose
Blackberry blast
Peach chardonnay
Green apple delight

Added 1kg organic cane sugar in the primary in all of them and they all came out great, all RJS
I noticed the wine expert kits come less concentrated. I think wine expert 7.5liters and rjs is 5.6 liters if i remember correctly. So i am now gonna make some wine expert mist kits and see how they compare

 
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:07 AM   #8
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I like them both, some obviously better then others. My favorites are

Green apple Riesling
Peach apricot Chardonnay

Ones I would not make again are

Anything with blueberry... I think I did the pinot noir. Artificial blueberry is pretty bad
Citrus sunshine....this one is horrible. I will use for mixing with champagne and making sangria.

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Old 05-19-2017, 07:32 AM   #9
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I like them both, some obviously better then others. My favorites are

Green apple Riesling
Peach apricot Chardonnay

Ones I would not make again are

Anything with blueberry... I think I did the pinot noir. Artificial blueberry is pretty bad
Citrus sunshine....this one is horrible. I will use for mixing with champagne and making sangria.
Good to know, i was just about the buy the blueberry, ill try something else instead haha

 
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:28 PM   #10
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I like them both, some obviously better then others. My favorites are

Green apple Riesling
Peach apricot Chardonnay

Ones I would not make again are

Anything with blueberry... I think I did the pinot noir. Artificial blueberry is pretty bad
Citrus sunshine....this one is horrible. I will use for mixing with champagne and making sangria.
I appreciate your insight. I have the Peach Apricot Chardonnay on deck to make and was considering buying the Citrus Sunshine. I will skip the Sunshine kit.

 
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