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  1. Dec 8, 2018 #1

    Brian55

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    With the closing of Finevinewines, I've lost my source for Vineco, Rj Spagnols, and Mosti Mondiale. Label peelers still rocks for Winexpert. Anyone have any suggestions on where to source the other brands? Having Winexpert as the only option will quickly become very monotonous. I realize the unmentionable place in FL carries RJ's, but I'd rather not support them if there are other options.
     
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    I get my RJS from Northern Brewer or Midwest Supplies. I haven't found a source for the other two, however.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    They're $50 more expensive per kit than the unmentionable place. FVW was much more competitive, close enough that I didn't mind paying the bit extra.
     
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    @Brian55 there are other options:

    Musto has Mosti http://www.juicegrape.com/categories/Winemaking_Kits They have Mosti kits and the big grape pack, and Meglioli kits. I get a lot of my supplies from them, too. They have some kits I haven't tried yet like Village Vintner.

    Morewine has cellarcraft, rjs, winexpert and everything other than Mosti: https://morewinemaking.com/category/cellar-craft-wine-kits.html?page=all

    I also buy lots of stuff from Midwest supplies: https://www.midwestsupplies.com/wine-recipe-kits

    Keystone has WE and RJS: http://www.keystonehomebrew.com/shop/wine/ingredient-kits.html Their en premeur w/skins are $150-170 and they have 255 kits.
     
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    Musto is almost $100 per kit more than FVW was on Meglioli kits.

    I do use Morewine, but they don't offer the Passport line, which leaves very few choices with just the Showcase line.

    Midwest is way overpriced.

    Keystone is a bit closer to FVW, but still not that great.
     
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    Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies frequently have 20% off sales, which makes them competitive. Last month I took advantage of a quicky 25% off at Midwest.
     
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    25% off would do. Are these sales on certain items, or store wide?
     
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    Store wide, with some exceptions. I’m just interested in the wine kits.
     
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    Kits are my big ticket purchases at this point as well. Other than that it's just the little accessories like corks, chems, oak, yeast, etc.
    My question concerning whether or not the sales were store wide, was to find out whether or not they were just clearing out old kits that were approaching their expiration date.
     
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    Just read about the closing of finevinewines. I'm also looking for a source for Mosti Mondiale's Vinifera Noble, Pinot Noir and Bourge Royal Rouge. I make these two kits several times a year. Also looking for Summer Breeze, Blackberry Pinot Noir. To me, the Island Breeze and other lines are not the same. Would love replacement suggestions if anyone has any. . .
     
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    There's the place @heatherd mentioned above, but they're significantly more expensive than FVW was: http://www.juicegrape.com/categories/Winemaking_Kits
     
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    There is a brick and mortar place near me that carries Mosti kits and some Mist-style kits for a good price, but in not sure how much he charges to ship as I just pick up at the store. He doesn’t seem to carry many kits in stock in the warehouse but he said he can order in anything listed on his website. The site is www.homebrew4less.com
     
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    Their pricing is better than juicegrape.com, but still significantly more than FVW. No more Meglioli kits for me.
     
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    I may be mistaken but doesn’t the unmentionable FL place have new owners?
     
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    Yes, but I have yet to see any significant changes.
     

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