Category: Finished Wines

2018 Vieux Chateau du Roi

2018 Vieux Chateau du Roi

October 2018 – This is a medium body red blend. Winexpert does three levels of this French blend — this is the Selection kit, which is their high end. I’ve done this one in...

2018 Luna Bianca (Chardonnay)

2018 Luna Bianca (Chardonnay)

September 2018 – Luna Bianca is a chardonnay blend that is supposedly Winexpert’s boldest white. I made this a few years back and really enjoyed it. I was quite pleased to find that American...

2018 Metheglin (Mead)

2018 Metheglin (Mead)

September 2018 – For non-mead makers, metheglin is mead (honey wine) flavored with spices. I haven’t made this since 1998 … but have no good reason for not doing it. I loved the last...

2018 Elderberry Port

2018 Elderberry Batch #2

August 2018 – This batch is the first time I’m trying an experiment I’ve been considering for 30 years — feeding a wine sugar to jack the alcohol up to ~18% and sweetening it,...

2018 Elderberry

2018 Elderberry Batch #1

August 2018 – This concentrate was a spur-of-the-moment purchase — I was thinking about elderberry and then I spotted the package in American Brewmaster. I didn’t even read the ingredients until I reached home....

2018 Black Raspberry / Merlot

2018 Black Raspberry / Merlot

July 2018 – My niece loves the “fun wines” I sometimes make. My last bottles from 2011 are now gone … I enjoy them, once in a while, so I don’t make them often....

2018 Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Chilean Sauvignon Blanc

July 2018 – I purchased this kit last year with the intentions of making it then. I got busy and put it aside. This looks like the time to do it! Ingredients: Kit Winexpert...

2018 Black Forest Port

2018 Black Forest Port

July 2018 – I purchased this kit last year — I enjoy the port-style kits and wanted a raspberry chocolate … but it wasn’t available. Cherry chocolate may prove to be better! Ingredients: Kit...

2016 Chocolate Orange Port

2016 Orange Chocolate Port

September 2018 – I made an Orange Chocolate Port a few years ago. It came out really good, so I wanted to do another port-style wine. Although I wanted to do something different, American...

2016 Pinotage

2016 Pinotage

August 2018 – The first time I made this, it was a favorite. Not sure why, but everyone who tasted it really liked it. So I made this batch. Based upon initial taste tests,...