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- isaac - 09-05-2000 05:51 PM

is it better to buy juice for your own wine or should you buy the uncrushed grapes and start from scratch?

- Catch 22 - 09-06-2000 09:05 AM

Isaac, "better" depends on what is more important to you. The juice is much less time consuming, but you lose some control over the finished product. If you crush your own grapes, you have the choice as to how long to leave the skins in the must, and therefore have some control over the depth of color and tannin level in the wine. This is, of course for red wines.