Wine Making Gifts: A Variety to Meet Various Needs
If you are looking for a great gift for the wine lover in your life this holiday season, consider some wine making gifts. The archetypal wine making gift is the wine kit and it is the perfect thing to get for someone who has considered making their own wine or has taken some nascent steps in that direction. If you know someone that has tried their hand at wine making and failed, a kit is the perfect way to get them back on track! Wine kits are the perfect wine making gifts because most provide the budding wine maker with all of the gear they need and walk them through the process step-by-step.
The first wine kit to consider when you are picking out wine making gifts is the kind that comes with grape concentrate and all the necessary chemicals. Kits such as these are ideal for people who have made wine previously because they don’t include fermentation equipment, e.g. barrels, bottles, corkers, buckets, vats or corks. Since these kits don’t include corks, bottles, or corkers, much of the resulting wine’s quality will hinge on the wine maker’s skill level at bottling and aging. The wine maker using this kit must also have a firm grasp of fermentation with this kind of kit. A great example of this type of kit is Vintner’s Reserve Wine Kit. It includes many varieties of grape concentrate so the wine maker will have a lot to choose from, not to mention enough yeast and sanitizer to create 6 gallons of wine from scratch.
The second wine kit to consider when you are picking out wine making gifts is one that includes all the paraphernalia the wine maker will need to ferment and bottle their wine. Such kits will also in general have all the necessary chemicals and grape concentrate. A good example of this type of kit is Vintner’s Wine Making Kit with Ingredients. It comes with sanitizing chemicals, a fermenting vat, siphon, and hydrometer.
The final wine kit to consider when you are picking out wine making gifts is the SunCal Necessities Kit. The SunCal kit has all the stuff the wine maker will need, but doesn’t come with a corker. Another thing to consider is that this kit comes with mushroom corks, which are really only good for short-term storage. If you buy this kit for your novice wine maker, make sure you also get them some straight corks.
Most of the options you see here will cost about $80-$200, depending on which kit you pick out and what is included in that kit. No matter what kit you go with, however, expect the person you are buying it for to thank you for years to come! After all, there really is nothing better to the wine lover than being able to make their own special wine in their home to their own specifications! It may be a bit rocky at first, but if they stick with it you’ll probably be getting a bottle or two of the wine they made with the kit you bought them next holiday season!