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    thanks everyone for your responses ... here's hoping for a productive wine making season
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    LL, I hope this helps, I am currently drinking a rather nice medium Rhine style white wine, made with 1ltr apple & elderflower juice drink, 1ltr white grape juice, 1lb 5oz sugar, 1 tsp yeast nutrient, champagne yeast(99p from homehardware) and tap water to 4.5ltr, around 4 a gallon including the use of a 5ltr bottle of springwater from the supermarket!, simply combine juices, yeast, nutrient and water in 5ltr bottle, cover neck with clingfilm and keep in a warm (20C) place, when starting to clear move to a cooler place, when fully clear siphon into clean 5ltr container, keep for up to 6mnths or just drink it, it will improve up to a point, but not beyond 4mnths
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    Wow ... that sounds good, will look out for ingredients next time I'm shopping. Thanks

    May also have a go at making own elderflower and apple juice drink when supplies available.

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    If I was going to make wine in a bottle that came with water, I think I would use the water from the bottle (unless I had already drunk it).
    Only place I buy water in bigger than 2 litre bottles is Spain, and then we take the empty ones to the local Bodega to bring home 8 litres at a time of local wine! (no I don't drink it, OH does, I stick to Cava!)
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    I'll tell you all something. Over the years I have spent a fortune on cheap plonk. Never again!! The 'chardonnay' kit from Youngs has surpassed all expectations. Can't wait to brew some of my very own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohbeary View Post
    LL, I hope this helps, I am currently drinking a rather nice medium Rhine style white wine, made with 1ltr apple & elderflower juice drink, 1ltr white grape juice, 1lb 5oz sugar, 1 tsp yeast nutrient, champagne yeast(99p from homehardware) and tap water to 4.5ltr, around 4 a gallon including the use of a 5ltr bottle of springwater from the supermarket!, simply combine juices, yeast, nutrient and water in 5ltr bottle, cover neck with clingfilm and keep in a warm (20C) place, when starting to clear move to a cooler place, when fully clear siphon into clean 5ltr container, keep for up to 6mnths or just drink it, it will improve up to a point, but not beyond 4mnths
    Do take care when using juice drinks to ferment. They are often sweetened with aspartame which doesn't ferment out. You can end up with a sickly sweet wine. Ask me how I know!
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    Hi Ohbeary, the wine you mentioned... was it sparkling since you used champagne yeast? i've never made anything sparkling, as i've heard such stories about them exploding and makng a mess!
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    Using a champagne yeast does not make a sparkling wine. There is a whole process to making sparkling wines and if you don't do it then all you end up with is a none sparkling type.

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