Learning how to make wine from grape juice brings you the popular qualities of Vino, goon or nectar of the Gods, whatever you like to call it, right to your home in an extremely quick and easy way. Wine is one of the most beloved alcoholic drinks around the world so who wouldn’t want to know how to make it from simple store-bought juice?
There is something quite wonderful about sitting down to enjoy a flavorful glass of red with dinner, or sipping on a fragrant mulled wine during the holiday period. In fact, enjoying wine (responsibly) can be seen as a tradition – and part of many cultures around the world.
Many people choose to purchase bottled or boxed wine from the store, but very few know that you can actually make your own wine from juice!
It’s actually a very simple, fun process that’s also very economical and could save you plenty of money in comparison to purchasing branded bottles – as well as being highly entertaining. Although I’ve already covered how to make homemade wine the traditional way, you can read on below for a special guide on how to make wine from juice!
Let’s start with the required ingredients and equipment. If you’re looking for easy homemade wine recipes from juice then you’re in luck – this one is not only simple to follow and easy to make but also very fast and requires only a handful of items.
These are also the pillars of any recipe of this style, so others will use most of these items (if not the exact same) in other quantities.
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Even though this recipe uses the metric system, for my fellow American readers it’ll be useful to know that it’s simply a grape juice wine recipe for 1 gallon (5 Liters is about 1.3 Gallons). Now that you’re ready, let’s learn how to make wine from juice!
Although many people wonder how to make wine from grape juice at home and even think it’s difficult, you can rest assured that it’s quite straightforward, fast and fun. Simply follow these instructions and you’ll end up with a smoothly potent nectar that’ll impress you with its quality.
And there you have it, a high-quality grape juice wine recipe that’s easy to follow, fast to make and that delivers an outstanding result as well. For those of you that are looking for the popular Welchs grape juice wine recipe – look no further, you can use this one with it as well.
Here’s a fantastic video on it – easy to follow, effective and humorous too:
As you can see, it’s easier than it looks!
To get the best flavors when making wine from juice, you should only use the best wine yeasts. If you use baking yeast or brewer’s yeast it can lead to an unfavorable result that has odd aromas and a weird taste.
Make sure that you choose a grape juice that doesn’t have any preservatives or additives as they can disrupt the whole process and taste, as well as being unhealthy. If you really want to go all out and have the best tasting wine possible then be sure to use juice from actual grapes – you can buy them and crush them at home very easily.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also use other fruit juices, such as pineapple, apple, raspberry and more. Making wine from juice concentrate is easier, but it wont work as well as if you had juiced the fruits yourself, as you’d expect, so always try to go the extra mile and use juice from fresh fruit instead.
Here’s another great video on how to make wine from juice that shows a lot of great little tricks you can apply yourself:
It’s quite easy to follow, the wine reaches fantastic alcohol percentages and the process uses great equipment as well (glass instead of plastic, among others).
There are several reasons why making your own wine from juice is a fantastic activity. Not only do you save a lot of money if you regularly drink wine, but it’s also a fun and enjoyable hobby that’ll give you the necessary knowledge to start serious winemaking in the future, if you want to.
Now remember, even though making wine from juice concentrate – or any other juice – is pretty easy, certain countries have laws and regulations when it comes to brewing your own alcohol.
While it’s most likely not prohibited, it can still have some ramifications depending on where you live.
Just to be safe, make sure to check with your local laws!
There you have it folks – the complete process on how to make wine from juice at home. Like other wines, your homemade wine from juice will age and taste better over time (aging makes the wine smoother in taste), so sometimes it’s worth waiting another month until you enjoy the fruits of your labor.
There are many more easy homemade wine recipes from juice that you can use (from apple to blackberry and many other fruit juices) and they all follow the overall process that we’ve seen in this article. Once you get the hang of it is actually pretty easy and you can make large batches (simply triple the recipe or more) and enjoy this homemade wine from juice concentrate recipe at a later time instead of having to do it repeatedly.
Thanks as always for reading and have fun!