Anytime you take on a new hobby there is always a learning curve. It is very unusual that you can begin something you’ve never done before and hit perfection right off the bat. We are going to cover a few tips for beginning winemakers here so that we can hopefully help you to forgo some of the most common difficulties as you begin to enlighten your wine enthusiast endeavors.
There are a few tips that can save you loads of time, heartache, and money. We will begin with those because to avoid the most critical errors from the beginning is to begin your journey into winemaking in a more positive light. The simple difference in a little this or a little of that can make the difference in a delicacy or a sputtering disaster. So, let’s get started in helping you prevent those most common and dreadful mistakes of new beginning winemakers.
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Have you ever thought about making your own wine? Can you make your own wine? Is it legal to make your own wine?
Those are all great questions. Of course, the first question only you know the answer to. If you’ve had the inkling to try your hand at home made wine making, don’t think you’re alone. Many others have come before and many more will follow.
Yes, you can make your own wine. Thousands of people have done this and in fact probably do it every day. Is it legal? Well, that depends on where you live. That is something you will have to investigate for yourself. The only specs we can supply with reasonable comfort is that if you are in the United States you must be at least 21 years of age to participate in making and/or sampling.
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Any idea when the first wine was made? Any idea how? Who made it? Well, those are probably not questions you naturally conjure up when sipping a class of Merlot or Chablis, but it might be ones you consider if you decided to make some.
It just seems when you decide to become artsy and undertake various forms of the arts from painting to sewing to winemaking, we as a race for some reason call into question the origin of our activities. Hmm, interesting thoughts, don’t you think? Well, let’s satisfy our innate curiosity a bit on our way to some investigative research of the more modern techniques of homemade winemaking.
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