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Old 01-15-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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What is the best fruit wine?

 
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:44 PM   #2
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My best wine so far has been Thimbleberri/red huckleberri, then all the rest of the fruit wines once I started putting enough fruit in them..........

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:29 AM   #3
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^yeah, it does make a difference doesn't it

IMHO, elderberry/blueberry/pineapple/strawberry are all in for a tie in my book. it's more about what i'm going to eat or what mood i'm in. those can all be very good. there are a few others out there that can be good, but none coming to mind right now as good as the above.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:48 AM   #4
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Hard to say what the best is. Depends on YOUR taste and preferences. As was previously stated, the amount of fruit used in making the wine is paramount in making a good wine and also the amount of water added is important. I had to learn this the hard way. Pick your favorite fruit, add at least 30 pounds for a 5 gallon batch and go for it. I can honestly say I've never had a bad fruit wine and I plan to make many variations of them this year.

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:51 AM   #5
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Hard to say what the best is. Depends on YOUR taste and preferences. As was previously stated, the amount of fruit used in making the wine is paramount in making a good wine and also the amount of water added is important. I had to learn this the hard way. Pick your favorite fruit, add at least 30 pounds for a 5 gallon batch and go for it. I can honestly say I've never had a bad fruit wine and I plan to make many variations of them this year.
I'm not a huge fan of the fruit wines that I've had.

But as far as fruits I like most of them, particularly berries.

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:55 AM   #6
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I like my Apple the best for a white fruit wine, most of the ladies like my Peach the best. Elderberry & Blueberry are my fav red fruit wines. Planning to blend a Blu Elder Wine from my bulk aged wines, maybe 1/3 blueberry 2/3 elderberry, time will tell, Roy

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:01 AM   #7
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#1 - Elderberry
#2 - Blackberry

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:25 AM   #8
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Black Currant without a doubt followed byElderberry, then blackberry and then raspberry. I must admit though that second and third get replaced often like Dan's (Runningwolf) Rhubarb was so good that I hope mine tastes as good as that may replace 2nd place in my mind. Abe, if you dont like many of your fruit wines then you probably arent making very good fruit wine or probably just arent using enough fruit!

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:35 AM   #9
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Simple the one YOU made.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:00 AM   #10
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I agree with Tom .
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