Wine Watch 2014 – Day 11 – Finally Done!

Yay! It’s the last day of these Mini Wine Pak things! I can finally drink my wine!

a photo of merlot and chardonnay clearing in transparent pouches
Final one of these – yay!

Yep. The bags still look that same as before.

a photo of merlot and chardonnay in clear wine bladders
Yes! Different bags!

You have to drain the fermenting pouches into the wine dispensing bladders.

I learned the hard way that the first bit of wine that you drain will be very clouding and gross, so my chardonnay ended up slightly cloudy. So, yeah, if you do this yourself, drain the first bit of wine into the sink until it isn’t cloudy anymore.

a photo of some boxes of merlot and chardonnay wine in boxes with glasses of wine in front of them
And now boxes! This is amazing!

I’ve just realized that I put the glasses on the wrong sides in this photo. It should be the white wine on the right and the red wine on the left. Meh.

You insert the wine bladders into boxes for dispensing. You can drink directly from the bladders, but you’re classier that that, aren’t you? AREN’T YOU?

a photo of two wine glasses full of chardonnay and merlot
I’m going to dual-wield these!

The taste of the wine is pretty meh. It’s slightly fruity. I find that I really miss the oaky flavour that isn’t there, because they weren’t fermented in wooden casks, as is proper. The internet says you can put wood chips in the fermenting pouches to give it a bit of that cask taste, if you really care about that type of thing.

a photo of the sediment remaining after making chardonnay and merlot

This is the gross sediment that was leftover from the winemaking process. I think I’m going to eat it.