Make Your Own Wine

April 9, 2009 | By | Comments (2)

Senior food editor Julia Rutland received a the Artful Winemaker personal wine making system in the mail recently, and we thought, "why not?" So, we're making our own pinot grigio. For $160, you too can order the kit, which includes all of the ingredients for making 12 bottles of wine in 28 days. We're going to document our progress on Daily Catch. So check back often to see how our wine turns out.

Day 1

Julia and I found an empty office where we could store our materials. We followed the simple instructions cleaning and sterilizing our equipment (Step 1) and mixing the ingredients and starting the fermenting process (Step 2).


Julia pours the wine into our Personal Winemaking System


We poured a little bit of our spring water into the wine packet to get the last of the ingredients out.


We mixed in the Primary Wine Clarifier and sprinkled the yeast on top per the directions.



Now, we sit and wait until the next step. Stay tuned…


  1. Sandy

    Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

    April 10, 2009 at 4:47 pm
  2. Terri A. Shary, owner

    Wine making is such a great adventure! Good luck in your first batch and using an aerator / pourer can help in instantly giving your wine breath.

    Terri A. Shary
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

    October 31, 2012 at 8:06 pm

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