I made wine!!! Now a bottling question...

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  1. Jul 3, 2019 #21

    LouisCKpasteur

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    I would definitely age the Aussie GSM. My own inclination is to make something that drinks well earlier so I can leave the other stuff alone. The Gerwurztraminer probably fits that bill. My kit drinking go to is Vieux Chateau du Roi for reds so I can leave stuff like the Nebbiolo (and the Aussie GSM) alone for months and months wthout even being tempted.
     
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    It’s a temptation that is hard to resist... the urge to get your wine in to the bottle and start drinking. But, directions are just a guide. Wine goes in the bottle when it’s ready, not when you’re ready.

    I always ask myself the same questions:

    Is it completely cleared?

    Is it completely degassed?

    Does it taste pretty much how I’d like it to taste?

    If the answer to all three is “yes,” bottle at your leisure.

    If the answer to any of the three is “no,” - I rack it, dose it, degas it and wait three more months. If it’s missing something, I try to figure out what it is and adjust accordingly.

    Repeat the process until the answer to all three is “yes.” Then bottle.

    Another suggestion - think about buying some 375ml bottles. Great for tasters.
     
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    Yes, that's exactly my goal--some early, some aging. I bought the 2 GSM kits thinking I could start drinking one relatively early (3-6 months) and let the other go 12+ months. I've seen a few mentions of that VCdR now--I may have to try that one too. :) Thanks for the recommendation.
     
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    A magarita when shaken vigorously does the whoosh too-is that C02 or just air?
     
  5. Jul 18, 2019 #25

    pete1325

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    REGARDING FLOOR CORKERS, TRY YOUR LOCAL BREW SHOP, MINE RENTS FLOOR CORKERS, i RENTED SEVERAL TYPES BEFORE BUYING MINE.
     

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