How to Make Wine Without a Recipe Kit

Sometimes you just want to be able to experiment when making wine. Wine kits are great because they include everything, and are very easy to make. However, maybe you want to make a blend, or you just want something different. Midwest offers a couple different options for those that want to expand their wine making horizons.

Alexander's Canned Wine Concentrate

If you still want to make a grape wine, try Alexander’s canned juice concentrate. We sell both Alexander's Red Wine and White Wine Concentrates. Each can is filled with just one variety of juice so you can ferment it as is, or you can blend them to create something of your very own. They are made like the kit boxes, but they do not have any other ingredients. So be certain to have the Yeast, Metabisulphite, etc. on hand before you make these wines.

One can will make 3 gallons of wine. If you want 6 gallons, use two cans for best results. The directions are right on the can.

Vintner's Best Fruit Purees

Maybe you want to branch out even further on your wine making journey. Try making a fruit wine. You can do with with our line of Vintner's Best Fruit Wine Bases. Although the process to use these has a few more steps, it's worth the small added effort. You can make wine with the fruit bases on their own, or you can combine a grape base with a fruit base for something uniquely delicious. For example, you could make a raspberry Merlot, instead of the usual Merlot. Check out our article on How to Make Wine Using Fruit Purees. It isn’t that hard, and you have most of the equipment that you will need. Don’t be afraid to try something new because that is how some of the best wines are made.

See our article on How to Make Wine for complete instructions on winemaking with a recipe kit.