Known as the ‘Lady’s Drink’, wine is equally popular amongst men as well, especially at the time of celebration. Basically an alcoholic beverage, the drink is made from the fermentation of grape juice. It has low alcohol content and is one of the drinks preferred by the people in daytime. Categorized under two main categories - Red and White, it has a rich history that dates back to somewhere around 6000 BC. Though the beverage originated in areas that are now within the borders of Georgia and Iran, today, wines produced in France are considered to be the best. However, these days, people are turning to homemade wines, which are as good as the expensive French wines and cost hardly a fraction. If you are one of such people, given here is a wine recipe that is easy to make and refreshing to drink, just for you.
How to Make Wine at Home
- 12 liters (416 ounces) White Grape Juice
- 6 liters (1½ gallons) filtered Water
- 7½ cups Sugar
- 1 packet Yeast
- Take a big container and put sugar and water in it. Mix well.
- Put the container on flame and bring the water to a boil
- Keep on stirring the water, till sugar dissolves completely.
- Now, remove the pot from flame and set aside. Let it cool down.
- Take a container that can hold 19-20 liters (5-gallons) of liquid and pour the grape juice in it.
- Now, add the sugar solution to the grape container and mix well.
- Put the whole packet of yeast in the grape container. (You can also activate the yeast beforehand, by dissolving it in warm water, and then put it in the container.) Make sure to mix well.
- Take an airlock stopper and close the mouth of the grape container with it.
- Keep the container aside for 3 weeks and let the wine undergo the fermentation process.
- Bottle the wine after another week.
- 3 lbs Black Grapes
- 3 lbs Sugar
- 1 oz Yeast
- 1 gallon Water
- In a large bow, crush the grapes by hand.
- Put the crushed grapes in the fermenting vessel and set aside for some time.
- Pour the water in a pot and place it on flame.
- After the water starts boiling, add sugar to the pot. Keep on stirring the water, so that the sugar does not get burnt.
- When the water starts boiling once again and the sugar gets dissolved, remove the pot from heat.
- Pour the sugar liquid over grapes and leave for sometime.
- After the liquid cools down, mix it well with the grapes.
- Sprinkle yeast on top of the grape mixture and stir well.
- Cover the fermenting vessel with plastic wrap and secure it with a string.
- Let the wine ferment for at least two weeks.
- Now, strain the wine and bottle it.