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iso good make your own wine place....

nevrenuf Nov 21, 2012 06:29 AM

I've never done this before so i don't know if these places differ by quality of grape varietals, recipes, process/equipment, etc.

looking for some recommendations for places that will leave my with a good end product....anywhere in the gta is fine....


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    crawfish Nov 21, 2012 10:31 AM

    I highly recommend Fermentations. I've only made beer and cider there but my parents have made wine. Great staff, really knowledgeable.


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      asagiri Nov 26, 2012 12:51 AM

      Have you tried making the Late Harvest Apple Wine? I'm interested in trying that and serving it for Christmas instead of Ice Wine.

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        limitedtimeoffer Nov 27, 2012 11:44 AM

        personally, OP could make some cheap wine and then transform it with a good glogg recipe and serve it warm with some pepparkakor...when you spice it up, one is less concerned with the absence of quality juice in the original product.

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      trombasteve Nov 21, 2012 04:04 PM

      I've never made wine at Fermentations, but I've made many batches of beer, and a few batches of cider as well, and they generally produce excellent stuff. I've tasted some of their wines, as well, and what I tried can certainly be compared favourably to some of what you find on LCBO shelves, and for a fraction of the cost.

      They make all kinds of things, and are quite knowledgeable about different brands, styles, varietals, nationalities, etc., so you shouldn't have a hard time communicating what you want, as long as you have a fairly clear idea. It might be an idea to pick a few LCBO examples as benchmarks for what you'd like to make.

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        youdonut Nov 22, 2012 09:13 AM

        there is a team buy for a wine making experience, dont know how good they are but for the price it might be worth a shot..


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          limitedtimeoffer Nov 22, 2012 01:15 PM

          probably going to be critical to understand where they source their juice from.

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