There is no easier way to make your own wine than through wine making kits. Often these kits include everything you could possibly need in order to make your own wine, including the equipment, instructions, and in some cases a few of the ingredients.
When looking at buying this type of kit, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to options. Some of the ones you can find will have everything needed included, including the grape juice, yeast, fermenting bucket, siphoning unit, bottle crush, corks, corker, recipe book, and hydrometer. Some of the less elaborate kits will only include a few of these items, though the large kits include absolutely everything as a matter of convenience — all of the components can be purchased separately as well, if needed.
As a niche or speciality item, most stores do not carry them. Your best bets lie in warehouse or department stores, though there are also a huge about of retailers on the internet that sell them as well. In most cases, they can be ordered via mail order or over the internet. A web search will result with vendors that will sell them.
The brand and the contents will dictate how much any kit will cost. Complete ones that contain all the ingredients and equipment will cost around two hundred dollars, then partial kits will be cheaper from that point on. The less that an individual kit includes, the less it will cost — though the fact that these are a niche product will mean that the prices will not vary on a huge scale.
Some can yield up to thirty five liters of wine. Compare that to a liter of decent table wine, which will cost approximately twenty dollars, so in comparison a kit is not that expensive. Starter kit sets that may be less expensive but not less complete; the primary difference is the size and the amount of wine that can be produced.
Wine making kits are an excellent gift for the wine connoisseur or for anyone that would like to try their hand at making it on their own. Wine making kits can actually save the consumer money by making their own wine at home, and they make great gifts for anyone on your shopping list who has a taste or passion for the drink.
Using wine kits to make special homemade wine is not for everybody, but for those it does appeal to it is a fun and rewarding experience.