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Iwanabrich

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I'm a seasoned beer brewer and am looking to try my second batch of wine. The jury is still out on the first batch. Can someone recommend a kit? I'd like something that doesn't take too long.
 
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If you're looking for a quick kit take a look at any of the four week kits that sound good to you. This is a good way to start out and get some bottled before moving uo to the better kits. Many of the four weeks ones also taste very good.
 

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What was your first batch and do you drink red or white ? Knowing these will be helpful to helping you .
 

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my first batch was a Winexpert CHILEAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON, started on 11/06/09 and bottled on 1/30/10. It gave off a rotten egg odor (it filled the room) when fermenting, which I don't know if it was normal or not. Beer never does this. I cracked open a bottle 2 weeks ago and it tasted like a not so good Cabernet Sauvignon, due to an extra odd flavor. I was thinking of doing a white wine, like a Riesling. Do Riesling's take a long time?
 

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I haven't done a riesling but I've done an australian chardonnay from WineXpert and it was good stuff, quick to drinkability too. And I don't even like chardonnay usually!

reds do benefit from aging. i made the WE chianti as my first wine, and it was very 'floral' at first, but at 6 months it was great. didn't degas well enough so I just pour into a caraf, then pour glasses.
 
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