DetailsThis big red with dark fruit flavors stands up to savory and spice, in all kinds of cuisine. If you plan on making wine at home, try pariing this 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.
Contains 5.5L of juice concentrate. Yields 6 Gallons.
- Details & Instructions
Wine Recipe Type Cabernet Sauvignon Type Red Origin - Body Full
4.7 / 5.010 ReviewsA fine everyday wineI have been making wine in my home for over 40 years, both high end and high quality. I enjoy using the "WEEKDAY WINE" kit because it is inexpensive enough to tweak and experiment with. I have added fresh orange, lime and lemon rind with a few drops of pure vanilla extract during the primary while adjusting this kit for a five gallon yield instead of the recommended 6. I must say, the results were not short of magnificent.January 30, 2019Purchased
4 months agoVery NiceThis Can is very good and it has just been bottled. Can't wait to see how it is after some aging.December 14, 2018Purchased
6 months agoDecember 2, 2018Purchased
6 months agoThis kit was easy to make and the wine came out great!November 18, 2018Purchased
7 months agoLet it ageAging wine is the second most important step of wine making. Never under-estimate a wine by it's cover. Allowing it to age will give your rating 5 stars every time. One year at the least. Then you have about 30 bottles of REALLY GREAT WINE!
We had a tasting the other day, this wine was about a year in bottles, and we couldn't keep it in stock!August 2, 2018Purchased
1 year agoCabTurned out great, everyone who has tried it likes its smoothness. Seems to taste even better the day after opening as it has had a chance to breath.April 28, 2018Purchased
1 year agooutstandingThis wine was awesome! I prefer a bit dryer wines but it had great fruitiness and taste. Didn't last long/ Got a bunch of new friends out of it.April 14, 2018Purchased
1 year agoMaybe good for practice, but quality not worth the priceThis wine kit was included with the starter equipment kit I got. It lacks the flavor and boldness I had hoped for. The price is tempting, but when you factor in the shipping cost, you can buy a better quality cheap jug wine from your local wine seller for about the same price per volume, saving you the time and effort of making it yourself---plus you get the 3 or 4 liter jug it came in to reuse for future winemaking.
I made this kit alongside a premium kit (with grape pack) over 5 months ago in my first attempt at home winemaking. After aging, tasting, and comparing, I have to agree with others that you get what you pay for in terms of quality. Having tasted this one first, I thought I must have messed up this wine sometime in the process. I tasted the premium kit wine second and wow, wow, wow, it was incredible.
If you want cheap(er) wine, I say either forgo kits and buy it locally or get your own grapes and make wine from scratch. Otherwise, I recommend going with the premium kits; you'll get a wine that tastes great and that you'll be proud of.November 6, 2017Response from Midwest SuppliesThanks for the review. We are sorry to hear that the Weekday Wine was not the wine for you. While it is intended to be the best wine kit for the price, it is still intended to deliver flavor that you should expect from making wine at home. We will have our Customer Service team reach out to see if we can help further. - TJNovember 7, 2017Todd J StaffVery solid, great for beginnersEasy to make and tastes pretty good at bottling time. I will age the rest, so time will tell how it is with time. For the price, I don't think it can be beat! This was my first 6 gallon kit and I would absolutely recommend it for any new wine makers out there.March 20, 2017Purchased
over 2 years ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 21 answersWhat volume of juice comes with the kit?BEST ANSWER: The Weekday Wine kits have 5.5 liters of juice concentrate in the kit; the kit will make 6 gallons of wine when completed. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesHow is the juice packaged? In a bag? A can?BEST ANSWER: It comes in a plastic bag. We use a butter knife to pry off the cap. Hold on to the top to avoid loosing any liquids.Does this kit come with oak?BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Midwest Supplies. Yes, the Weekday Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, does come with oak chips. Cheers! -Deanna, staffShould I make this to 6 gallons---or back off a bit? I don't want the official answer but the real life answer. :)BEST ANSWER: I made it to 6gal. I’ve been happy with the result. If your goal is to get higher alcohol content, just add extra sugar. I think each pound gives you an extra 1%. If you’re looking for stronger flavor, I’m not sure that it would be noticeable. Maybe just pick a more full-bodied wine kit.Is it a 68 brix ?