DetailsYour life moves pretty fast. So we worked hard to make Weekday Wine simple…Simple to create using our no-stress Starter Kit, and ridiculously easy to enjoy any day and any time that goes better with wine.
And it’s a good thing Weekday Wine is so simple to make. Because it pairs perfectly with everything from pizza to PJs, yard work to yoga, book club to block parties. This is not a wine you hoard, this is a go-to wine you open as needed and pour as generously as possible.
And here’s why: Both life and wine are so much better when shared. So the Weekday Wine Starter Kit supplies everything you need to make 6 gallons of wine that’s perfect for pouring, any day of the week. For friends, for family, or simply for you.
Choose from two classic, oh-so-drinkable styles:
A big, bold white wine, bursting with fruit flavors and always ready for fun. Keep a bottle well-chilled in the fridge. It’s perfect for takeout (everything from sushi to sliders), all sorts of pasta and guilty pleasures like chips and buttery popcorn.
This big red with dark fruit flavors stands up to savory and spice, in all kinds of cuisine. Great with pasta with meat sauce (think lasagna!) bratwursts, pizza (hold the anchovies) or any gathering of friends who enjoy a robust red wine.
Life is complex. Weekday Wine is simple.
- Master Vintner™ 7.9 Gallon Fermenting Bucket x2
- Drilled Lid for Fermenting Buckets
- Fermenter's Favorite® Rack Magic® Siphon
- Fermenter's Favorite® Bottle Filler with Tubing
- Triple Scale Hydrometer
- Master Vintner™ Mini Corker and Corks
- One Step - 8 oz.
- Sodium Metabisulfite - 50g
- Weekday Wine Recipe Kit : Chardonnay or Cabernet
- Details & Instructions
4.0 / 5.01 ReviewGood Starter Kit OverallOverall, I've found this a good starter kit for my first attempt at home winemaking. The combination of a starter equipment kit with a Weekday Wine recipe kit of your choice for $100 seems like a good deal. My Cab Sauv is coming along well so far, so I have no finished wine to comment on yet.
The kit would be better if it contained one 7.9 gallon bucket and one 6 gallon carboy instead of two 7.9 gallon buckets. You can use a bucket for secondary fermentation, but most people you'll ask will tell you to use a carboy (to reduce surface area exposed to oxygen, to see wine clearing, etc). Also, the companies that make wine recipe kits warranty them if you follow their kit directions. The Weekday Wine recipe kit lists a 6 gallon carboy as "required" equipment, so I don't know if your wine might suffer slightly in quality from using a bucket for secondary fermentation. It's a lower-end recipe kit, so it's probably not a big deal, but if you're going to be making wine more than every once in a while or any higher-end recipe kits, you'll want a carboy, not necessarily an extra bucket.
On a different note, my kit arrived with the tip of the bottle filler broken. It must have been damaged before shipping. I took a picture and emailed customer service. I got a quick response and they sent me a replacement almost immediately.
Overall, I'm pleased with what I got and with the timely service I received.June 30, 2017Purchased
5 months ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 6 answersEquipment list? EX: How many gallons or liters are the buckets. How big is the recipe kit?? This looks like a great deal, but there are no details whatsoever.Does this concentrate include yeast and anything else needed to complete the process?BEST ANSWER: Yes, yeast is included. The only thing I think that is needed and not included is a thermometer that registers under 100f. I also bought a wine thief but not totally necessary.after the 6 - 7 weeks of fermentation in the 1 gal jug, can I just cap it and bottle in the 1 gal jug instead of the 750 bottles?Master Vintner™ Weekday Wine™ Starter KitBEST ANSWER: You'd usually NOT want to do this, as there will be a good amount of sediment that will have dropped out of the wine in secondary. The amount will vary with different fruits, and the timing. You'd be better off transferring it to a clean jug after doing any clarifying and stabilizing, then it would be fine to keep like the wine like that.How much fruit do you need to make 1 gallon of wine? How many pound of grapes do you need to make 6 gallons of chardonnay and what kind of grapes?Master Vintner™ Weekday Wine™ Starter KitBEST ANSWER: The amount of fruit needed depends on how "juicy" the fruit is. I make gallon batches of muscadine wine from a vine in our yard. It takes about 20lbs of these grapes to get a gallon of juice, which means about 120lbs might yield 6 gallons of juice. The amount of more common wine variety grapes you need should be similar. To make chardonnay, you need chardonnay grapes. If you don't happen to live near a grower, you can order buckets of frozen grapes through at least one major homebrew supply website.