This is the recipe we've used to make delicious wine very cheaply. If you are able to get the juice on sale, it works out to less than a dollar a bottle!
The finished wine is fairly sweet (more like a dessert wine) and about 9-10% alcohol. If you prefer a drier wine, you could adjust the fermentation time and sugar to better suit your tastes.
Step 1: What You'll Need
-5 gallon carboy (glass container)
-Primary fermenter (large food safe plastic bucket)
-12 cans of white grape juice
Makes 5 gallons
Step 2: Primary Fermentation
12 cans of white grape juice
3 kg of sugar
48 cans of water
1 package of champagne yeast
Leave for 5 days
Step 3: Racking
Rack again 1 month later (2nd racking) and add 1/2 tsp of yeast nutrient.
Rack again 1 month later (3rd racking) and add 2 tsp of yeast nutrient.
5 days after the 3rd racking, add 15g of sparkolloid powder dissolved in 2 1/4 cups of water. Stir vigorously.
The sparkolloid powder is a clearing agent that will turn the contents of your carboy from cloudy to crystal clear.