This makes a beautifully clear, crisp wine but does require a sense of patience like anyother wine-making ! I was very kindly given about 30 kilos of grapes from some work collagues last Summer – our kitchen became like a mini-vineyard !
4.5kgs of grapes
1kg granulated sugar
1. Thoroughly wash all the grapes
2. Mash the grapes in a large (thoroughly cleaned) bin (such as a brewing bin)and leave to ferment for about 3-5 days
3. Draw off all the juice and place into a separate clean receptacle
4. Dissolve the sugar in hot water in a pan
5. Mix together the grape juice and the sugared water and pour into a demijohn and add enough water to fill up to 1 x gallon
6. Leave for 3 – 4 months to ferment in a cool, dark place
7. Strain and draw off the liquid and put into clean, sterilised bottles. Label with contents and date. I also put the earliest date that you can drink it ! I made some in January 2015 and it will be ready at the earliest in September 2015. However, like any good wine, it is best left for as long as you can !