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  1. Dec 8, 2018 at 3:01 PM #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.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:46 PM #3

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    Same here.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:52 PM #4

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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.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2018 at 5:21 PM #5

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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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  6. Dec 8, 2018 at 5:53 PM #6

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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.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2018 at 7:14 PM #7

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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?
     
  9. Dec 8, 2018 at 8:35 PM #9

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    Store wide, with some exceptions. I’m just interested in the wine kits.
     
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  10. Dec 9, 2018 at 3:32 PM #10

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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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