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Preparation Time : 20
Cook Time : 10
Total Time : 30
Seeded Grapes (They have thicker skins and higher juice content and more flavorful which makes a good wine.If you dont get seeded go ahead with seedless. I have used seedless as i didn't find seeded in Pune) 5 kgs
Sugars(depends on the sweetness of the grapes. If your grapes are sweet more sugar may makes your wine very sweet) 3-4 kgs
Water(Boiled and Cooled or you can use distilled/purified water) 2 1/2 litre
Instant Yeast 7 gms
Whole Wheat 50 gms
Clean the Ceramic/Glass Jar and allow it to sun dry before using it for making wine.
Boil water and allow it to cool completely.
Clean and wash the grapes well and remove the stalks and discard any grapes that look rotten.
Towel dry the grapes.
(If you are using activ dry yeast dissolve yeast in Luke warm water and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes so that it rises.)
Mash the grapes using a wooden spatula in order to to yield the juice, pulp and skins which gives the wine its colour.
Layer the crushed grapes in the prepared jar along with sugar.A layer of grapes on top of it a layer of sugar, like that make 3-4 layer.
Add the whole wheat into the jar.
Add the instant or dissolved yeast to the jar.
If using cinnamon and cloves, add it to the jar.I haven't used any other flavor which will spoil the natural taste of the wine.
Add boiled and cooled water to the jar. Mix everything well.
While filling leave between 10 to 15% of head space at the top of the container for the foam that forms during fermentation.
Keep the jar closed and airtight for around 21 days.
You will notice air bubbles forming on the top when fermentation is taking place.
Stir the mixture with a wooden spatula (always stir in one direction) every alternative day for 3-4 weeks. (Minimum 21 days)
After 21 days, strain the grape pulp mixture into another vessel using a muslin cloth or a clean cotton cloth.
Keep it for another 21 days so that the sediments settle down and the wine becomes clear.
Strain the mixture again using a muslin cloth without disturbing the sediments. More straining will makes your wine more clear and sparkle.
Store the wine in clean, dry glass bottles.
NOTES: While serving, pour it carefully without disturbing the sediments. The longer the wine is stored, the better the taste.( Recommended to store red wine at min 22 C)
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