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I was thinking of the Zymaflore Egide when I said it. Can’t find it yet. Not from a home brew shop anyway. Most of this will be online order and shipping. I can only get the basics here and a few strains of yeast. Beer ingredients are easier to get. We are basically kit wines and country wines. That said it’s not going to stop me if I have to use meta.
 

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I will see if they ship to Canada but I have found a company in Canada if they will sell to me. Have yo phone them as they dint have a web store.
 

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I will see if they ship to Canada but I have found a company in Canada if they will sell to me. Have yo phone them as they dint have a web store.
i think u should ask around ur area - u said u are from Saskatchewan - i'm sure u will find a supplier that brings in grapes - if not u will have a hard time getting grapes on your own - that just won't happened - if u do - top dollar$$$
maybe frozen must - but that a stretch - i know there Bosagrape in BC
they sell Peter Brehm frozen grapes
 

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i think u should ask around ur area - u said u are from Saskatchewan - i'm sure u will find a supplier that brings in grapes - if not u will have a hard time getting grapes on your own - that just won't happened - if u do - top dollar$$$
maybe frozen must - but that a stretch - i know there Bosagrape in BC
they sell Peter Brehm frozen grapes
I've found two places that brings in grapes but one is up for sale. The other place is a produce importer. I meant for the specialty yeast that protects the must and allows for sulfite reduction.
 

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I've found two places that brings in grapes but one is up for sale. The other place is a produce importer. I meant for the specialty yeast that protects the must and allows for sulfite reduction.
get on the Lalvin website - good luck
 

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Ok I’m curious now about the Zinfandel having higher Brix. I looked at my liquor store and the Zinfandels there are all 14.5% alcohol or less. Are they picking early or blending or what am I missing?
 
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Ok I’m curious now about the Zinfandel having higher Brix. I looked at my liquor store and the Zinfandels there are all 14.5% alcohol or less. Are they picking early or blending or what am I missing?
Could be either. I'm not sure if watering back is legal in CA, but that's also a possibility.

In the USA, a varietal labeled wine has to contain at least 75% of the named grape variety, so a hot Zinfandel can be cut with up to 25% of other grapes.
 

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Ok I’m curious now about the Zinfandel having higher Brix. I looked at my liquor store and the Zinfandels there are all 14.5% alcohol or less. Are they picking early or blending or what am I missing?
A lot of the zinfandels I’ve had and worked with have been 15%-17% I produce a zin that hits 16.5% I like them with higher abv but only if it’s balanced and the alcohol isn’t hot and doesn’t stand out too strongly.
 

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Interesting could be a good starting base for a port. I found an article that suggested using a blend for a port. It has a couple suggestions

Luscious Port Wine - WineMakerMag.com

Syrah, Merlot and perhaps a little Alicante Bouschet. Blending ratios depend on taste; a typical ratio for these varietals is 75-20-5, respectively. Or you can try a 50-50 blend of Syrah and Zindandel.

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