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Homemade Grape Wine

 

 

Cheers to New Year !! A year of health and happiness, wealth and wisdom, peace and prosperity, glee and glow and love and laughter !!

What better that a glass of wine to toast for a New Year ? My Mom always makes wine at home. I do not take wine and so never bothered to make them myself. Quite a lot of my blog followers had requested for the Grape wine recipe. When sending the recipe individually to everyone became difficult, I decided to make them myself. So here’s the recipe for those readers who have been asking it. 🙂

There are a few points one needs to keep in mind before making the wine. The colour of the grapes makes a lot of difference to the result. Ideally use black coloured grapes. I used black grapes. However, the result was a dark pink coloured wine. Those of you who want to have darker coloured wine, may add caramelised sugar. Make sure the container using to ferment the grapes, has at least 6″ free space after putting the grape for fermenting. The taste of the wine gets better as it ages. The longer you store, the better. Store the wine in sterilized coloured glass bottles. Also make sure to store them in a cool, dark place.

 

Homemade Grape Wine

Source: My Mom

Homemade Grape Wine

Cheers to New Year !! A year of health and happiness, wealth and wisdom, peace and prosperity, glee and glow and love and laughter !! What better that a glass of wine to toast for a New Year ? My Mom always makes wine at home. I do not take wine and so never bothered to make them myself. Quite a lot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg Black Grapes
  • 1 kg Sugar
  • 1 - 1/2 litres water Boiled and cooled (1.5 litres)
  • 1 teaspoon Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon wheat Crushed (optional)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • a few Clove

Instructions
 

  • Wash the grapes very well.
  • Crush them with your hands very well and put in the desired container along with sugar, water, wheat, yeast, cinnamon, cloves (if using) and stir well.
  • For those who want to have darker shade for the wine caramelise a 1/2 cup sugar till achieve a dark brown colour.
  • Add a little bit of water, to make it a liquid consistency.
  • Allow to cool and add to the grape mixture.
  • Cover the mouth of the container preferably with a cloth.
  • Stir the mixture every day for 4 days, using a wooden spoon.
  • You stir and cover the container.
  • Next day give a stir again and cover.Continue for 4 days.
  • Leave the container untouched for the next days.
  • On the 21st day open the container and strain the liquid.
  • Transfer to sterilized bottles, preferably coloured glass bottles.It is said that coloured bottles retain the colour of the wine.

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