Chocolate Raspberry

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AoifeLuC

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I've learned yesterday my order for the Chocolate Raspberry Wine will be mailed Tuesday. Im excited to finally get it on it's way. Since it is a port type wine will there be a difference in the process? Do I stir it daily? Am I working myself into a frinzy? Thanks ahead of time for any "hints" in this port wine. One last question ...Should it be bottled in the smaller bottles (tall and thin)?
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just follow the instructions with the kit. it can be bottled in any bottle of your choice.
 

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same as any kit, I did the same kit a few years ago, fortified to 20% with brandy and bottled in the small bottles. I think the smaller bottles are good for this port, I've got two left and keep talking myself into NOT opening them yet because they were really good.
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One puts brandy in the final racking? What kind of brandy? How much?
 

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I think the original kit does not require any brandy addition. wait util you see the instructions and do taste test after all is done before you make any additions.
 

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I'm doing a Vanilla Fig now and I'm not adding Everclear instead of brandy. Everclear is cheaper, easier to control alcohol content, and it will not chance the taste like brandy does.
 

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I'm doing a Vanilla Fig now and I'm not adding Everclear instead of brandy. Everclear is cheaper, easier to control alcohol content, and it will not chance the taste like brandy does.
I started this same kit on Oct. 7, 2016.

My final notes read:

Nov 6, 2016 racked off gross lees and added 1 American medium oak spiral and topped off with VSOP 40% ABV and 80% proof brandy, maybe around 30% of the brandy bottle (.750ml)

Apr 4, 2017 racked and added 1/8 k-meta, placed oak spiral back and topped off with grain 95% alcohol, about .200ml

I have not checked this port since April, time to check..!!
 
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