Frugal Wine

So you want to make some wine on a budget? Well, you have to think outside of the box, the wine kit box that is… what I am talking about is making wine from fruit. You can use just about any fruit to make some wine. The key to saving money is not spend a lot on fruit. You can do that a couple of ways.

1. Grow your own.
2. Get someone to give you some fruit.
3. Buy dead ripe discounted fruit from the grocery store.

The first two, I think, are self explanatory so I will focus on the third.

If you check your local grocery store late at night or early in the morning, occasionally you can find fruit that they have discounted because it is so ripe it is ready to spoil. You can buy this fruit and freeze it for later. Of course you want to check for bad spots first and cut them out. The point is that it won’t take long to get 10 to 15 pounds of fruit to make a 5 gallon batch of wine. That’s 25 bottles of wine! If you spent $25 for fruit and other additives, that’s a cost of $1 a bottle! And this is for home made wine you can’t buy in a store!

Stay tuned and I’ll show you make you own fruit wine!

Welcome to Frugal Wine Making

Hello and welcome to my blog, Frugal Wine Making. This is my first post and I´d just like to introduce myself. My name is John Meyers and I have been making wine for 10 years. I teach wine making classes at the Porter House Brew Shop a couple of time a month. I started this blog to share what I know with you and to start a discussion on the best way to make wine on a budget. If you have a suggestion, please let me know in the comments. Enjoy!