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!