I’ve not made a wine kit for quite a long time. This one was lying in the garage which is currently overflowing with empty bottles. So I decided to get it started and give the wine away as gifts.

This one was actually very easy to make and quite rapid. Apparently it’s supposed to be ready in one week! I have never believed that. Also I added a couple of bottles of apple juice at the start to give it a bit more flavour. So after a couple of weeks it had stopped bubbling. I transferred it to another vessel (bucket) and now it’s settling and maturing. I will be bottling at the weekend and then I’ll have 30 bottles to give out to folk at work and spoil their “dry January”. Not bad for £25.