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- Wine type: Red
- Oak intensity: 2
- Body: 3
- Yeild: 6 gallons
- Fermentation time: 4 weeks
- Wine type: White
- Oak intensity: 3 (Medium)
- Body: 4 (Full bodied - medium)
- Yield: 6 gallons
- Fermentation time: 6 weeks
Wine Making Ingredient Kits
Have you always wanted to dabble with wine making? Do you enjoy the idea of having your own collection of wine that you personally crafted? The complete wine making process is quite detailed and can take many years to perfect. In fact, just finding the perfect wine ingredients and crafting the right combination of flavors for a certain type of wine is a critical and lengthy process. However, there are wine making kits that make the process of creating wine at home quite easy. A proper wine making ingredient kit is a great way to reach your wine making aspirations.
A kit contains all the ingredients necessary to create the wine that you desire. There are a variety of kit options that you can use to create white, red and blush wines. You can select your choice of wine depending upon the added flavors, flavor intensity and body type. Many of the kits are crafted from well-known wine brands, so you can rest assured in the quality of the product that you will create. Also, with many of the wines taking just a few weeks to ferment, you will be able to enjoy your wine in no time.
Take Away the Guess Work
The wine making process can be broken down into five stages. First, the grapes must be harvested. Both science and taste are used in determining the right time to harvest grapes to reach the desired flavor for the particular wine. Second, the grapes are sorted, de-stemmed and crushed. Many wine makers utilize mechanical presses to complete this process, though a few makers still incorporate the original manner of crushing the grapes by stomping on them. To create white wine the juice is quickly separated from the skin, while the juice is left in contact with the solid material for red wine. Third, the juice or “must” is fermented. This process can take between ten days to a month, depending upon the desired texture of the wine. Fourth, the wine is clarified, which is the process of removing solids from the liquid. This can be achieved through a filtration process or by adding substances to the wine to get rid of the solid material. Fifth and finally, the wine is aged and bottled.
As you can see, the process takes quite a bit of work and requires true dedication. For individuals interested in making wine at home, many of the needed materials and equipment are not readily available. Thankfully, utilizing a wine making ingredient kit can cut down most of the steps. In fact, the first four steps are completed for you, leaving just the process of aging and bottling the wine to you. This takes out any guesswork. As long as you follow the instructions and utilize proper equipment for making wine at home, you will be left with a tasty wine that you and your loved ones can enjoy.
At Wine Cooler Direct we have a plethora of wine making ingredient kits for you to choose from. Browse the vast selection to find the right choice for you and your taste buds.
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General Summary of Proposition 65
The “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986” (more commonly referred to as ‘Proposition 65’)
was enacted to ensure that customers be properly warned when a product contains a substance known to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. The law requires the State of California to publish and maintain (annually) a list of substances
to be available to the general public. Additionally, the law requires that businesses properly notify residents of
the State of California about the presence of these substances in the products they purchase, or that may be present
in their homes, workplaces, or that otherwise may be released into the environment. The specific list contains a wide
range of naturally occurring and synthetic substances including manufacturing and construction chemicals, pesticides,
tobacco, food-additives, solvents, household products, drugs and byproducts created from a specific product usage.
For complete list of these chemicals, visit: http://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list
What is the California Proposition 65 Warning?
You may have noticed the below warning label on our products, or on products from other manufacturers. The warning has become increasingly commonplace and oftentimes raises questions about why the warning exists, and what it means to a customer. The warning itself is just one of many requirements for businesses operating in and/or selling products to customers in the the State of California. The warning does not mean that a product that includes the warning will cause cancer or reproductive harm, but rather it simply is provided in order to educate the consumer that a substance may exist. A large number of the substances listed under Proposition 65 have been in regular use for many years without any documented harm to a consumer. This is due to the low concentrations and minimal exposure that actually occurs with these substances. Those chemicals, however, have been determined by the State of California to be listed as potentially harmful.
I don’t live in California. Why did my product include this warning?
In order to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements we have determined that all products manufactured by
Living Direct Inc, including products sold under the EdgeStar, Avallon and Koldfront brands, should include the
above-referenced warning label. This labeling requirements exists for all of our products regardless of the
location / destination to which the product is ultimately sold and/or shipped.
We believe that our products, when used as designed, are not harmful and as such this warning is provided in order to properly conform to the requirements of Proposition 65.
For complete details regarding Proposition 65, please visit:http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html
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