Tagged: dessert wine

2018 Coffee Port

2018 Coffee Port

November 2018 – Back in July I pre-ordered this coffee dessert wine from American Brewmaster. The kit arrived in late September, but my 3.5 gallon carboys were both full … so I had to...

2018 Elderberry Batch #2

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 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! April 2020...

2016 Orange Chocolate 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...

2012 Orange Chocolate Port

2012 Orange Chocolate Port

February 2012 – I spotted this kit in American Brewmaster, heavily discounted. I checked the label and it was 1.5 years old. Yikes! But a voice inside me said, “go for it!” and I...

2007 Sherry

2007 Sherry

June 2007 – I purchased a “Sherry” kit, expecting it to be a dry sherry, as the vendor’s catalog lists both a dry and cream sherry. To my chagrin, when I opened the package...

2007 Port

2007 Port

June 2007 – I’ve thought numerous times of creating my own port, feeding a red wine sugar to kick the alcohol up as high as I could, then sweetening and augmenting with brandy. Never...