Go easy with the cloves. They like to overpower wines. Like you said, use the cinnamon sticks, the powder stuff likes to stay in the wine and fall out long after it is bottled. I have not tried the other spices so can't help you with them. Arne.I would like to make a holiday flavor warm apple pie flavored wine, maybe cloves and cinnamon, allspice and star anise, or ginger?
My thought was cinnamon stick some whole cloves put into a bottle with screw top, Leave sit on counter for a week or so and test sample. Anybody ?
Do you induce MLF?We just had a 2011 Spiced Apple tonight. It was a Apple Wine made from Stayman Waysap apples. I spiced it with one clove per 5 gals, 2 cinnamon sticks & like a 1/4 tsp Ginger. Left it in a month or so, tasted periodically, Not over spiced, which is what we wanted. Absolutely Awesome even after 7 years!! Roy