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  1. Aug 11, 2013 #1

    Julie

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    We all talk about blending wines and have posted what we have done but those posts are scattered all thru the forum. I made this a sticky, post what you have blended.
     
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    Here is what I have blended:

    Concord/Moscato, 50/50
    Concord/Cranberry, welch's, 2 cans concord/1 can cranberry
    Concord/cherry, 50/50
    Zinfindal/Pomegrante, 6 gal/3 gal
    Elderberry/Cherry, 13 1/2# of seconds to 5-64 oz of Ocean Spray Cherry ( 3 g batch)
    And last but not least and boy I have not made this for awhile, one of my first wines that I created. Tropical Breeze, 3 gallon batch
    6 # honeydew
    5 1/2 # cantaloupe
    3 # pineapple
    2 1/2 # peaches
    1 # blackberries
     
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    Good idea Julie. I have made many more blends in the recent years but I no longer log what I make at home so this list is limited. Actually I'll be looking at blending 10 big reds here in the next few months.
    -Chilean - Thompson Green seedless Orange Mango Blend
    -Chilean - Thompson Green Seedless Peach Blend
    -Pink Catawba 90% Catawba/5% Fredonia/5%Chambourcin
    -Country Apple 2012 Apple/Crab Apple/Plum/Red Raspberry
    -Frenzy - Apple/Crab apple/Honey/Dark Maple
    -Sammies blend - 75% Catawba/25% Fredonia also with Concord if I didn’t have Fredonia-Crabapple Chardonnay 20/80
    -Raspberry/Niagara 20/80
    -Tranquility-Crabapple/Raspberry/Marquis 20/20/60
    -Plum- Plum/Seyval/Niagara 30/15/55
    -Crabapple - Crabapple/seyval 30/70
    - California Chardonnay/Peach/Apricot
    - Tall Ships (Niagara 80% & Cayuga 20%)
    - Cayuga with 20% Niagara blend
    - Meghans Vista (Concord 2/3 & Dimond 1/3)
    -Sweet Harvest Blend (Niagara/Concord 50/50)
    -Mystic Sky (Niagara/Cranberry Blend)
     
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    A made a Raspberry Zinfanminer (red zine and guwerztraminer). I had some left over juice so I threw it together. I thought it was a waste until about year 3...turned into something pretty tastey (wouldn't do it again though :) )
     
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    Here's some of the blends we did last year:

    Andrea's Whine - Niagra 50%, Concord 25%, and Fredonia 25%
    A-Do - Catawba 66%, Fredonia 33%
    Concord Niagra - 50% of each
    Destiny - 50% Catawba, 25% Concord, 25% Fredonia.

    I've also done a Elderberry-Blueberry and a couple others.
     
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    Apple-Pear - 50%/50%
    Blackberry-Cherry - 50%/50%

    My two favorite non-grape fruit combos
     
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    Strawberry banana. 3 gallons of strawberry wine and 8 bottles of banana. Tasty. :D
     
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    A-Do - Catawba 66%, Fredonia 25% What was the other 9% :)
     
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    Yep, was supposed to be 33. It was early...
     
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    66 + 33 = 99 . . . What's the other 1% ???? ;)
     
  11. Oct 16, 2013 #11

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    haha
    I wasn't going to go there.
     
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    So when you all blend, do you blend after these are done or are you fermenting both types at once, then rack/blend? or how are you doing it?
    Thanks.
     
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    I blend after all is completed. I'll start with various 100ml samples (25-75, 50-50,75-25) then sweeten each to where I believe I want them to be and sample. At this point I'll adjust sweetness and ratios.
     
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    Just a little bit of love.....:i
     
  15. Oct 16, 2013 #15

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    2.5 part Reisling,,, 2.0 part Gewurz,,, 1.0 part Sangiovese. Sweeten to taste. "ROSY GERMAN"
     
  16. Oct 17, 2013 #16

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    And it is dam good!

    Wine forum, I blend after each wine is complete and prior to backsweeten, if I am backsweetening.
     
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    So you have more than one fermenting/ageing at a time?
    What about taking bottles of wine I already have bottled, opening them, doing some blending, them recorking? Or would the air exposure create a problem?
     
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    More than one wine fermenting at a time? I don't know anyone that could do that.


    LMAO, one at a time that is. How about 15-20 different varieties fermenting in the basement.
     
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    Oh dear Lord, if my husband finds out there are people out there fermeting one at a time, he is gonna be pissed at me!

    Taking some bottles isn't a bad idea, I would stick with one bottle at a time.
     
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    Well, I only have 3 primaries to start with so I usually only have 1 or 2 going at a time, when they are going. I guess my question was answered then.
     

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