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Greetings:
Semi noob because I enjoyed a previous membership.
Been absent due to moving and health issues.
Made some Dragon's Blood, Peach, and Concord from Welches with your help.
I hope to make a white wine from a kit as may be supplied from my (not so) local wine hobby store or from an online source.
Would like something simple that even I couldn't mess up. If its possible.
This would be my first wine from a kit.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Hey Scratch:

In order to provide a better recommendation, can you give us some idea of what kind of white wines you like to drink?
 

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Thank you Jim.
I enjoy the dry to the lightly sweet.
Chard, to Mosel.
I once had a German white, that was like drinking liquid grape.
Should have kept the label.Think that was a Gewurztraminer.
Hope to repeat that experience through my wine making efforts.
At present I just bottled five gallons of DD's Dragon Blood.
Presently fermenting three gallons of Welche's Concord. This primarily to show my neighbor how easy it is to make wine.
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Many thanks for the link Jim.
Appreciated and added to my Favs.
I read the reviews on the Gewurztraminer and was thrown off by one that said it had a peppery taste.
Not really what I'm looking for.
The Riesling description and reviews however,do look to be what I am seeking.
I like the fact that they include a sweetener pack so that you can adjust to taste.
Also reviews claim an easy process, which is what i'm looking for in my first "real" wine.
 

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Interesting review comment about the peppery taste. I wonder if that isn't supposed to be for a different wine. I wouldn't expect anything like that from a Gewurz. Regardless, I'm glad you found something that interests you.
 

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I read the reviews on the Gewurztraminer and was thrown off by one that said it had a peppery taste.
Not really what I'm looking for.

Interesting review comment about the peppery taste. I wonder if that isn't supposed to be for a different wine. I wouldn't expect anything like that from a Gewurz. Regardless, I'm glad you found something that interests you.
The "gewürz" in "Gewürztraminer" means spice or herb. "Pepper" is a not-uncommon descriptor for Gewürztraminer wines:
https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews-tastings/what-is-gewurztraminer-like-300561/
https://www.beckervineyards.com/product/Gewurztraminer-2015
 
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