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    RJ Spagnols How long can you bulk age??

    Hey Everyone! It has been almost two years since I've last posted anything! (Shame on me!) Anyway, I took a two year haitus from wine making, but do have a batch of Borolo in a carboy from two years ago. Is it any good????? I know I need to bottle it!!! Thanks for the advice!!!
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    Mosti Mondiale How long can you leave in Primary?

    Me too....sniff sniff, there goes over three hundred dollars in wine!!!
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    Mosti Mondiale How long can you leave in Primary?

    No, of course the lids were not on tight (how stupid am I?) so that is probably what I am smelling. Only time will tell I guess. One of the kits was the Mosti Limited Edition Sangiovese!! The other was the Spagnols Pinot Noir. I am so bummed, but will never make that mistake again!
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    Mosti Mondiale How long can you leave in Primary?

    Honestly, I got lazy. I have two kits brewing and left both in the primary for 30 days. Smells funny, although it is in morning and I am drinking coffee. I just racked to secondary and added the oak. Did I just ruin both kits? SG is right around .995/.998. I did not add the yeast nutrient...
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    Mosti Mondiale Meglioli!!!! Can't Wait!!! Can't Wait!!

    Yes, the patience we must have has wine makers!!!!! (Not one of my virtues) AAAAhhhh....I am sure the wait will be worth it from what George told me about the Meglioli!!!
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    Mosti Mondiale Meglioli!!!! Can't Wait!!! Can't Wait!!

    All of my carboys are empty!!!! I ordered a few of the Meglioli kits from George and I can hardly stand the wait!! I have never had all of my carboys empty before!!!!! Anyone else in the same boat?? Oh Well, we are in the wine-making business, patience is necessary!!! Francie
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    WineXpert The "NEW" Best Wine I Have Made To Date Thread

    Jack, I, too, have noticed the "kit" taste. I have beenmaking wines now for one year. I have to tell you, the wines I bottled exactly one year ago, do not have the "kit" taste anymore. Everyone told me to wait a year, but I did not listen or believe them, but they were right!!!!!! Give your...
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    RJ Spagnols Winery Series Rosso Grande Excellente

    Dean, How long would you "oak" the wine? I think I would like to try this kit since I liked the Rosso Grande w/o skins!! Imagine the kit with the skins??!!! Yummy!!
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    RJ Spagnols Winery Series Rosso Grande Excellente

    Ohhhhh.....know what???? It was not the one with the grape pack. Sorry! Francie
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    RJ Spagnols Winery Series Rosso Grande Excellente

    I followed the directions to a "T". It probably could use more oak, but I did not venture off. I am thinking of doing another one!!
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    RJ Spagnols Winery Series Rosso Grande Excellente

    Hi Wade, I did the Rosso Grande last year, bottled in April. This wine is wonderful!! My batch was over 16%alcohol!! You will not be disappointed!! Francie
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    Wine Quotes

    Wade and Jobe, I did copy your signatures for my idea as I loved them!! Thank you for pointing those out!!
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    Hmm....New Sub-forum idea

    Perhaps to even discuss certain wine kits, although opinions are just that, opinions. However, I did make a post comparing Amarones (WE vs Mosti).
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    Wine Exchange

    I'll exchange one of my kids---got a 3 1/2 year old who is lucky he wasn't the first (if you know what I mean) LOL! Just kidding!! My mom says she enjoys being a grandmother more than she did being a mother!! (grand kids go home, and she can spoil them rotten and not feel too guilty!)
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    Wine Quotes

    Thanks! Why didn't I think to google it?
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