Sunday, August 15, 2010

Making Wine at Home: Secrets of an Award-Winning Home Winemaker

I started making beer when I was in my teens. That was quickly following by learning to make my own wine. Like any hobby, winemaking can be as uncomplicated as you wish to make it. Here are some tips to get the most out of your homemade wine:

It's Easy to Make Your Own Wine at Home with a Few Simple Cautions

For me, it all began with making beer. My husband and I loved English bitters, Belgian Krieks, German lagers and dozens of other beer styles that were not readily available in our area. It did not occur to me that one could also make wine at home. Once I began making wine that I preferred over many commercial vintages and that began winning awards, winemaking became a lifelong hobby.

In fact, making wine at home can be even easier than making beer. Like any other hobby, you can stay as simple or get as expensive and complex as you like. Most home winemakers start off by using a wine kit and that is what we will discuss here.