WineXpert WineExpert to Discontinue SE w/skins??

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  1. jgmann67

    jgmann67 Rennaisance Man

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    Just got an email the the SE w/skins kits are being discontinued. Amarone is already gone.

    They’re not discounting enough for me to snatch a Brunello just yet. Waiting....
     
  2. Trick

    Trick Senior Member

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    Not s smart decision.
     
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    jgmann67 Rennaisance Man

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    Waiting or discontinuing the SE w/skins?
     
  4. Brian55

    Brian55 Senior Member

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    Hopefully they upgrade the more popular SE kits into the Eclipse lineup.
     
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    ceeaton Three is the charm, right?

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    That sucks. At least I've made two of them.
     
  6. Trick

    Trick Senior Member

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    No skin no buy for $80+ kits. That is my logic. Rigid criterion.
    I am a fan of EM by the way.
    I am in the camp of RJS now.
     
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  7. pillswoj

    pillswoj Canadian Member

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    I had already found myself moving more to RJS and CC prefer their Amarone to the SE Amarone. If they are adding an Amarone to the Eclipse line I will give it a try.
     
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  8. jgmann67

    jgmann67 Rennaisance Man

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    Take a look at the Forza in the Eclipse line. Though lower ABV than it was as a limited edition, I'm told it's very promising.
     
  9. jumby

    jumby Wine improves with age, I improve with wine

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    What online retailer has the best prices for CC and RJS wine kits?
     
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    jgmann67 Rennaisance Man

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    Winemaker's Toy Store and Dallas Home Brew seems the have the widest selection and decent pricing on both brands.
     
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  11. opus345

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    Hmmm. I always kicked myself for not buying multiple Bravado kits, but I'm wondering if I should pick up a couple Malbec w/skins before they go. Of course I'm waiting for this summer's limited edition announcement.
     
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    When I looked lit actually seems like they are out of stock on almost all of the top tier kits and more expensive than Southern Homebrew.
     
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    jgmann67 Rennaisance Man

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    My Malbec is a little over 2 years old and is finally getting good. I think I oaked it too much to drink it earlier. I'm not a big fan of the LE's, so buying multiple Malbecs is a no-brainer.

    I like the short run Eclipse kits (like the Bravado and Forza), though.
     
  14. rhattin

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    Several of my friends who have made the Selection Amarone have returned it to the u hints where it was made. They have converted this resultant too sweet wine into grappė, with good results. The kits were 2016. Interesting that wk pulled the SE Amarone 2 months ago. Btw, our local u vint stores have replaced it with CellarCraft showcase.
     
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    pillswoj Canadian Member

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    The selection amarone is not sweet when made properly
     
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    That was the problem. The wine was made by the uvint store. Final sg was 1.002. I think they didn' wait long enough on primary.
     
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    0.990-1.002 is considered final gravity range, my kit which was a Grenache/Syrah hit 1.001 and then stopped completely and i rolled with it, no sweetness at all and it has a good bit of alcohol i think i hit 16%
     

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