Poor quality wine

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stompy

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Poor quality wine
« on: July 07, 2011, 15:11 »
Hi,

I have been making wine on and off for a few years, my best was a batch of bramble wine around 6 years ago.

I made a batch of goosberry wine red and white 3 years ago and it's rather yuck.

The white is sweet and the red is very very dry but both are like rocket fuel.

Can i referment the white to take away some of the sweetness and if i add more suger to the red will it still be drinkable or will it begin to referment?


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Re: Poor quality wine
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 15:34 »
A certain Philistine hamster's immedaite thought is to counteract the excessive sweetness of the white and the excessive dryness of the red by carefully blending them together to produce a pink mix.  Never going to be a rose of course, but might be acceptable sipped in the sunshine, well chilled.......

...perhaps only at us Philistines' end of Canaan then......
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Re: Poor quality wine
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 15:39 »
Ha Ha, i did think about that but i wrecon i'd just end up tipping the lot down the loo.

I have tried to referment the white before but with a standard wine yeast but it doesn't start.
I was thinking of using a champagne yeast as these ferment out to a higher % but not sure.

As for the red im deeply dissapointed as it has a very good base floavour but is sooooooo dry almost acidic.
I't not turned vinigary, i have had one go on me and that was awful tasteing, i could drink the red but i wouldn't start to enjoy it until the 3rd glass  :lol:

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Re: Poor quality wine
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 14:45 »
Seriously Stompy, why not get a bottle of cheap cider, and just mix either of the wines with it?

Somewhere on this section of the site, is a from me recipe which demands cider, and because it's still alive, it can make an ordinary wine quite interesting as well. I often do it!

Otherwise, do as Hamster suggests, and just try a glass, then another, then several more...


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stompy

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Re: Poor quality wine
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 15:49 »
I don't like mixing wines.
The reason i make them is so i can taste the fruit that their made from and decide which is best.

I think i'll sling the red and try re-ferment the white with champagne yeast.
Just wondered if anyone had done it before.




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