Originally Posted by n2cookin
For extra bottles you can also go to a local bar or fine restaurant and ask the person behind the bar if they would save some bottles for you.
I disagree about the wine making kits being too costly. We have been making wine from the Vintner's reserve wine kits for over 4 years now. Our average cost per bottle now that we have had the bottles and equipment comes to less than $4.00 a bottle. We get about 29 bottles out of a 6 gallon batch of wine.
I also have been making wine from various kits (most kits coming out of Canada) for several years. I only had one batch that I personally did not care for, so gave 30 bottles away to friends who love it.
Over the years I have gotten all the "goodies" for making wine, and YES I do ask people to return my bottles.
The last batch I made was a Cellar Classic kit, was rather expensive at $145.00--, but it was a Spanish Tempranillo, smooth as silk ,Cabernet-----well worth the price.
I have better luck with the dry full body red wines, than I do with the white.
And its fun, and I always have wonderful wines to give as gifts which I wrap up in "wine motif" dish towels..........