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Costco. $56 Tax in for Wine Kit that makes 60 Bottles. Buck a bottle.

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Dec 25, 2006
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Costco. $56 Tax in for Wine Kit that makes 60 Bottles. Buck a bottle.

Hello Everyone.

Seeing how the LCBO are thieves and charge 100% + tax per bottle of wine why not make your own, ready in 4 weeks. Seriously this is a SMOKING deal.

Costco has either a twin back (comes with 2 seperate kits that make 30 bottles each, 60 bottles total or 46L approx). The kits are either Merlot or Chardonnay. Unfortunately they do not have merlot/chardonnay mix packs, just buy 2 kits and split with someone.

They come with all the chemical stabilizers, yeast, cleaners, concentrate juice, oak wood chips, very detailed instructions, corks, labels.

All you need on your own that is not included in the kit but can buy at any wine or beer brew shop. Initial wine startup kits are usually $50 - $60 for all the supplies that you will require.

own supplies that you will need after are
23L carboy (a big jar basically that tapers to a small 2 in opening) approx $20- 25
air-loc - around $5
stopper - few bucks
30L plastic food grade bucket --know a baker
6 ft hose
hydrometer - around $10 -30 depending on quality
and a few other items but the majors I just listed.


not available at all Costco outlets but at

This kit is normally $69.99 but has a instant $14 rebate bring it to a $56 TAX IN deal.

From the company that makes the kits site.

http://argentiaridge.com/cgi-bin/EN/fro ... news_id=26

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gpirovol wrote:
Nov 6th, 2007 6:36 pm
Do what Jesus once did, turn water into wine. His was a true miracle, this will cost ya $56 for 60 bottles. Less than a $1 a bottle if you can find enough empties that you clean we'll. Remember Sanitation is KEY. You will produce nasty water if you do not fully follow instructions.
My thoughts exactly last year... until I made 2 batches... bleh. Not that I expected much at this price, but not even tolerable. Brought it all back, they even gave me my money back on the kit that I opened and used.
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might want to throw EAST up in the title.
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lol

'Smokin hot deal"
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Apr 13th, 2008 11:45 pm
Let me point out that the only people that like China are the mainlanders. Chinese from elsewhere refuse to be associated with China.
I always knew you were a genius.
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Mar 16, 2004
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this is NOT a HOT deal.

if you are REALLY interested in making your own wine, go see an italian and they can point you to the right direction
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bacid1 wrote:
Nov 6th, 2007 7:39 pm
this is NOT a HOT deal.

if you are REALLY interested in making your own wine, go see an italian and they can point you to the right direction
Any italian?
ItemFinder wrote:
Apr 13th, 2008 11:45 pm
Let me point out that the only people that like China are the mainlanders. Chinese from elsewhere refuse to be associated with China.
I always knew you were a genius.
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Nov 19, 2003
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I agree that LCBO taxation is repulsive....but not as repulsive as Costco wine, or most DIY wine kits.

I would not even cook with this shh!t.

Suitable for disinfectining wounds and getting your dog drunk....that is it.
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^^ Word.
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Most white kits make very tolerable wine, better than many cheap whites. Red kits aren't fit to cook with.
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Jan 8, 2007
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Depends how you treat the wine that you brew. Any variations in temp, air leaks etc will cause off flavours. I've brewed very good red wine before and I've also brewed bad stuff too.

If the grape juice is good quality then the wine is only yours to ruin.
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Nov 5, 2007
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I still have 10 liters of last years' batch - it's not drinkable if you're used to real wine.

If you want to try doing it yourself, I recommend buying a kit with "grape juice" and not "Grape juice concentrate".

Here's where you can start looking:

http://www.yellowpages.ca/search/si/1/wine/montreal

http://www.yellowpages.ca/search/si/1/wine/montreal

In Montreal, one of the places to get such kits is Mosti Mondiale :

http://www.mostimondiale.com/english/index_ce.asp

If you need help/advice PM

G
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i've made the costco wine kits in the past, some have turned out really well, others not so great.
That's my 2cents worth
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I have done my own wine through winemaking stores ... the quality was variable depending on the store but some was actually VERY good and it came out to about $4 per bottle.

At a price of $1 per bottle, I would be very wary of the quality of the product.
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I have made a couple of batches of wine over the past 6 months or so. I made a batch from real juice (Cab Sauv) which turned out real good and hopefully the remaining 12 bottles or so that I am saving will only get better.
I also made a batch of barolo from concentrate that wasn't as good but was told that this wine should be saved for at least 6 months before opening (ya, right, like I was gonna wait that long before tasting it....I will save the other 30 bottles before posting an opinion about it)
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The key to good DIY wine is good juice, and proper aging before drinking. Everyone buys cheap crap, drinks it right away, then proclaims it to be bad wine.

I age mine for a year before drinking, and my cost works out to $4/bottle. It's as good as what I would buy in the low-mid price range at the LCBO for $8-12/bottle.

Most people don't even realize that most 'Ontario' wine (VQA aside) is only fermented and bottled here, the juice comes from outside the country. They use the same juice for it that you get when you buy a kit, in many cases. Ontario is not alone in this, juice is a commodity and sold all over the world from the major grape growing regions.
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