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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Grape Wine - Home made

Wishing all my blogger friends Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!







Today’s post is home-made grape wine. We usually buy wine from the stores, this time I decided to make at home. Grape wine is my favourite. Two months back, I gone through DIY wine making in a local newspaper, the steps were easy and only thing you will need is patience. I had some doubts and browsed to clarify them and I referred here and here.

Ingredients
  • Grapes – 500g
  • Sugar- 500g
  • Water – 1 litre
  • Active dry yeast – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Luke warm water – ¼ cup ( to dissolve yeast)
  • Cinnamon Stick – 1 (optional)
  • Cloves – 1 (optional)
  • Star Anise – 1(optional)




Method

Boil water and cool it completely.

Wash grapes, remove the stalks and pat dry with a kitchen towel.

Dissolve yeast in Luke warm water and keep it aside for 10 minutes.

Crush the grapes with your hands, add sugar ( half of its quantity250 gm) and mix. Transfer to a ceramic/glass jar/wide bucket.

Add cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and yeast water (if using).

Add cooled boiled water, mix well. Cover with a piece of cloth and keep it closed and airtight.

Stir the mixture every morning for 1-2 minutes to allow fresh oxygen for the fermentation process.

You will notice air bubbles forming on the top when fermentation is taking place.

When the air bubbles have disappeared, strain the grape pulp into another vessel using a muslin cloth. Add the remaining sugar and mix well.

The wine will be hazy at this stage.

Keep it untouched for another 10 days so that the sediments settle down and the wine becomes clear.

Strain the mixture again using a muslin cloth without disturbing the sediments.

Store the wine in clean, dry effervescent-resistant glass bottles.

Note

I used yeast and the wine fermented quickly, air bubbles were disappeared within 7 days. If you are not using yeast it may take longer than 7 days.

7 comments:

revathi said...

Homemade grape wine... looks absolutely lovely..:))
Glad to have visited your space.. loved it..
Reva

Divya Pramil said...

Will try this wine soon, sounds so easy and quick too :) Merry Christmas dear :)

Neela Manogar said...

Lovely and very easy too.
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Maha Gadde said...

1st time here.nice 2 meet u..
dis luks really great

Julie said...

yummy grape wine,love homemade grape wine the most of all other wines!!
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Amy said...

looks good!!Recently I made too,its interesting making wine at home...
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Amelia said...

Hi Jemini, your homemade grape wine look interesting. Thanks for sharing. I love wine too. :)

Have a nice week ahead,regards.

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