- Sep 12, 2006
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For those who bought a complete wine making kit what company and particular kit did you start with?
Most of the wine kits start with a concentrate base and then add some fresh juice. The concentrate is pasteurized and is used to give the wine kit shelf life. The down side of the concentration process is that some of the solids are lost and the solids are responsible for the body, aroma and flavor.
With that being said, the 7.5 liter Vintner's Reserve kits are mostly concentrate with some fresh juice. As you move up the line into the Selections, you get more juice and less concentrate, which give you more body, aroma and flavor. The downside is that more solids require more time for the wine to mature which is why most of the 15+ liter kits have a recommended minimum aging time of 6 months.