- Apr 16, 2007
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Anyone going to Corrado's Wine Competition in New Jersey this Friday night?
Everything we entered this year was from kits. My kit wine always seems to come out better than my grape wine. Plus I like the fact I can make wine year round and with only 6 gallon batches I can make alot more different kinds.
I was just curious because i'm a big grape crusher myselfCarmine,
I use grapes. Corrados has a vast selection to choose from (around mid-september). I use a portable light refractometer to determine which grapes are the best to use (I base my selection on that).
I tried using a kit (about 12 years ago) and it could not compare to fresh grapes. I do not know if they have made any advancements in kits since then, but I remain biased against them.
I hear you on haveing a busy schedule, but there are "fast options" that you can choose. For example, you can take a couple of hours on sunday (during the fall), go down to Corrado's, and then have them crush/press your grapes for you. You miss out on the maceration process, but still end up with a damn good wine.