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Bmd2k1

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looking for a suggestion for a Semi-Sweet red to add to my vino stash!


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Do you want a kit, grapes, juice, or other? If you're looking for a kit, the WE Island Mist line works well, although I recommend chaptalizing up to 11% ABV.


A few years back I made the Black Raspberry (formerly named Black Raspberry/Merlot) and before that the Pomegranate (formerly called Pomegranate/Zinfandel), and both came out good.
 

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Do you want a kit, grapes, juice, or other? If you're looking for a kit, the WE Island Mist line works well, although I recommend chaptalizing up to 11% ABV.


A few years back I made the Black Raspberry (formerly named Black Raspberry/Merlot) and before that the Pomegranate (formerly called Pomegranate/Zinfandel), and both came out good.
Kit and will probably go that route! Thanks for the reinforcement :)

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for those of you that do backsweeten any of your reds -- curious what you use?

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for those of you that do backsweeten any of your reds -- curious what you use?

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Table sugar. I don't use artificial sweeteners, and other sweet product have their own flavor.

I have used juices, however non commercial juices will require another clearing process, unless you backsweeeten early.
 

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I use wine conditioner to back sweeten it. Just add some, mix and taste and continue till you get what you like.
 
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