Guava Wine

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  1. ceeaton

    ceeaton Three is the charm, right?

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    I have to admit, I'd never think of making a guava wine. Is there a commercial example that made you want to experiment with a batch?

    Glad it is turning out well. Always nice to make a cheap wine and have it meet your highest expectations!
     
  2. Boatboy24

    Boatboy24 No longer a newbie, but still clueless.

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    No commercial example. I just love the flavors and aromas of guava and thought it would make a really good wine. Though I will admit, after I started this, I tried a passion fruit wine at Coopers Hawk and loved it. I guess I just like those tropical flavors.
     
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  3. AkTom

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    I hope to find some gauva nectar. You are a stinking inspiration;-)
    Cheers
     
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  4. Quin

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    I made a strawberry guava wine and a yellow (pineapple) guava wine this year. The strawberry guava wine had no faults, but was not impressive. I am hoping that time in the bottle helps. It lacks the amazing aroma and flavor of the yellow guava wine.
    I added 1 small hot pepper to 5 of the yellow guava wine bottles prior to corking. Those slightly spicy versions are my favorite.
     
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  5. Stressbaby

    Stressbaby Just a Member Supporting Member

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    I made strawberry guava wine a couple of years ago - cold soaked it and it came out bitter. Next batch is coming up here next month, going to try some different techniques with it. The fruit itself doesn't have the typical guava aroma so not surprising that the wine doesn't either.

    But one of the best wines I've ever made was 1/3 regular guava, 1/3 strawberry guava, 1/3 lemon guava.
     
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  6. geek

    geek Still lost.....

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    There's a winery in the DR that makes a wine combo from passion fruit and mango, it was darn good...
    I wish we could find passion fruit up here.
    I was recently back to the DR and passion fruit is at its peak season I guess, you could buy a dozen for about a US$1 dollar. You cannot beat that price... :db
     
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  7. Stressbaby

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    You can grow passion fruit in a container here. It will fruit for you and you CAN get enough for wine: http://relatitude.blogspot.com/2017/04/2016-wines-chapter-13-passion-fruit.html
     

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