Fast fermenting 30 bottle white wine kit. Solomon Grundy Gold Merlot 30 bottle red wine kit makes a medium to full bodied French red wine with good fruit flavours and moderate acidity and tannin. Ready to bottle in as little as 7 days. Just add 3kg sugar and water to ferment this winemaking kit.
You'll need a fermentation bin with bung and airlock of at least 23 litres capacity (standard 23 litres fermenting bin and a second 23 litre bin or carboy is useful but not essential, plus basic brewing equipment to brew your wine making kit such as;
- Hydrometer (and a trial jar and wine thief for sampling and testing the wine if you plan on using a narrow necked carboy)
- Equipment sanitiser such as OXi, Chemsan, VWP
- paddle or long spoon
Once brewed you will need 30 x 70cl wine bottles with closures (reuse your recycled wine bottles cleaned with equipment sanitiser and seal them with with new corks using a wine bottle corker) to store it and serve it from.
All the ingredients are included in this wine kit (except water and sugar). Full instructions are included.
Get this wine kit delivered to you by courier for only £5.95, or FREE for orders over £65 (Mainland UK). Please see our Delivery section for details for other areas.
Choosing a wine kit -
What's the difference between them? - the price rises dependant on the amount of grape juice they contain and the more grape juice they contain the more full flavoured, full bodied and aromatic the wine they'll make. Some kits need added sugar which makes them cheaper to buy initially and lighter bodied and easy drinking, but not necessarilly cheaper once you factor in the cost of the sugar you need to add. There are also subtle differences in the quality of yeast and finings in each range which add to the complexity. Traditional wine kits use a variety of yeast specific to the grape in the kit which enhances it's characterstics and takes around 6 weeks to make before bottling, for fast fermenting wine kits the yeast used means these wine kits can be ready to bottle in around 1 week, but while they are all ready to drink straight away they all benefit from bottling for a month or more which improves the flavour. If you prefer your wine from a specific country the premium ranges offer just that option and they are ussually the ones with the most grape juice which you'll really notice in your finished wine especially in the reds where you'll get real aroma from the better quality wine kit ranges but not so much on the cheaper options.
Equipment needed -
Covid-19 update - there are no International deliveries, or Saturday specific deliveries or Postal Services just now. Only UK Mainland, UK Islands and Highlands and Ireland deliveries are able to be sent out. Click and Collect is available from our Edinburgh store for collection times please see below;
Our regular courier deliveries are dispatched and delivered to you Monday to Friday (not bank and public holidays.) Service to Mainland UK below;
|UK DELIVERY COURIER (mon-frid)||Spend up to £65||Spend more than £65|
|All UK Mainland inc. Highlands & Isle of Skye||£6.50||FREE|
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