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Method for Preparing Wine at Our Home

Updated on March 15, 2015

Wine is an alcoholic beverage which can be produced by fermenting crushed grapes using variety of yeasts. Sometimes fruits like apple and berry are also used to get apple wine or elderberry wine. The starch based things like rice and barely can be also used for preparing wine which resembles beer. However, only the grapes are mainly used for the production of wine all over the world. The countries like France, Italy, Spain and US are some of the world largest producers of wine. Italy is the largest producer in the world with the annual output of about 5000 tonnes and France stands in the second position with an annual production of about 4700 tonnes of wine.

Red, White, Sweet, Sparkling and Deserting are different types of wines. Red, White and Sparkling wines are containing less amount of alcohol usually ranging from 10 to 14% by volume whereas the dessert ones contain more than 15 to 20% of alcohol.

This is How to Prepare Grape Wine at our Home

First, select the high quality wine grapes which interest you and clean them. Take and clean the glass bottle properly in which you are going to prepare wine and sterlize it with hot water and also sanitize it with very little amount of (a pinch) preservative like sodium Benzoate and enough pure water. This is important, because you need to keep away bacteria which may spoil all of your prepared wine. Crush the grapes to get juice and pour it into the sterlized bottle. Add a little amount of wine yeast to the bottle containing grape juice and let it aside for many days most importantly at room temperature. If you want to get a Sweet Wine, you can stop the fermentation at a desired level of alcohol content. Now you can put the bottle iinside a fridge as you can avoid further fermentation of grape juice. You can get pure wine filtering the fermented grape juice using diatomaceous filter that you can get from market. The Red Wine can be had by storing the same wine for many months as some of tannins need to decompose.

In another method you can boil some water in the pan and let it cool down, then add 2 cups of sugar and required amount of wine yeast and stir the mixture well until it becomes froth. Now you can mix it with the grape juice to start up fermentation process. In this method you can get sweet wine and you can reduce or increase the amount of sugar that suits your taste.

Health Benefits of Wines

Although it is learned that excessive drinking of wines may cause some severe health problems, moderate taking of Red wine and other variety of wines is very helpful to avoid cardiovascular diseases and other heart problems. The presence of polyphenols in Red wine has made it as protective aginst such heart problems. The higher level of procyanidin in italian wines is also responsible for reducing many other heart problems. Antioxidants found in the wines are working as anti-aging agents and help keep youthfulness for moderate drinkers of wines. We can also avoid many liver diseases by drinking moderate quantity of wines in our daily life. They also seem very helpful for the people who are engaging in body exercises.


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    Elena@LessIsHealthy 6 years ago

    voted up.

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    smilin 6 years ago

    wow thanks for your valuable information iam going to try this

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    Big Red 7 years ago

    I find that honey is better then sugar for sweet wines. It has a better flavor. You have to boil the water and honey and scoop off the scum that rises before using though. Wine is pretty easy but it is a lot of work to do. Rule of thumb #1 sanitize, #2 try to keep as little head room as possible to lower the chance of oxidation (it gets really bitter if it gets to much oxygen.

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear vinayakgole, Thanks for coming here and leaving your nice comments!

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    vinayakgole 8 years ago from India

    Nice article. I never knew preparing wine would be so easy

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Jain, Thanks for reading this Hub and sharing your experience. I think you would be able to convince your wife if you already told her about your control on drinking wines.

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    Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 8 years ago from Tumkur

    Felt interested to prepare and taste the wine at home. But my wife came with a cane!

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear BkCreative, Thanks for visiting this Hub and your nice comments. Yes! I hope wine could be one of the most romantic things of the modern world.

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    BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

    It's time I made some wine. I have had home made wines and there is no comparison!

    I'm adding this to my list of '100 Things I Desire to do' - thanks for the info!

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Naveen Kadian, Thanks for reading this Hub and leaving your nice comments.

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    Naveen Kadian 8 years ago

    WOW.... Great information really didn't know how to prepare

    Wine but now i have come to know the very simple and easy way.Thanks for this good information.

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear SimeyC, Thanks for coming here and leaving your nice comments. But, one important thing here is that we need to be very careful when we use preservative like Sodium Benzoate for sanitizing purposes as it needs very little amount to handle out.

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    Simon Cook 8 years ago from NJ, USA

    Sounds really easy! might have to try this out thanks!