April 1, 2012, by admin
Sweet Summer Libations
Hot summer days are just around the corner. We can now all look forward to a full menu of kitchen parties with family & friends, weekend camping trips, BBQs, local festivals, and all else that goes along with a fun-filled summer.
These many summer activities can put a strain on the old pocketbook but if you plan ahead, there are ways to ease this $ burden.
At this time of year, the most popular product offered in winemaking stores are “Mist” fruit wines. These wines are available in many different flavours including Hard Lemonade, Lime, Peach, Pineapple-Mango, Strawberry and the list goes on and on.
These wines are typically made in 28 days but if time is an issue, they also lend themselves to being made in 7 days with the ever-popular 7-Day Accelerator Pack.
As a finished product, these Mist fruit wines are most often packaged in 750ml glass wine bottles. Another packaging option which has become popular over the past few years is called “Wine-on-Tap”. Wine-on-Tap is a 7 litre bag & tap inserted in a rigid plastic container. These units travel well and are much safer than glass bottles when camping, boating or hanging around the pool.
The above-mentioned products can be made at home or in-store where available. Either way, they will be money saving propositions which will be enjoyed by many over the upcoming summer months.
We remind and encourage winemakers to shop local. Support your specialty winemaking store. This is where winemakers will find the highest quality products, the best selection, the best winemaking advice and expertise, and the best service level in the industry. This is where you will most often find the best value!
Cheers! Enjoy your summer festivities and Please Drink Responsibly!
~ Blair Sampson: Owner, Wine Kitz New Minas