While kits offer the chance to make wine anytime of the year, there are several ways to use kits with fresh grapes. Find out how kits make a great option to bring second-run wines made with fresh grapes to a higher level and how kits can also be used on smaller scale first run batches made with fresh grapes.
Tim Vandergrift has worked in the home beer and wine industry since the early 1990s and has been the Technical Services Manager for Winexpert Limited, a kit manufacturer based in British Columbia, since 2000. His responsibilities at Winexpert include product development, quality assurance for raw materials, technical documentation, consumer education and translating winemaking protocols for home consumers. Tim teaches wine appreciation, home winemaking as well as consulting at several B.C. vineyards. Recordings of Tim speaking on “Advanced Wine Kit Techniques” and “Adding Kits to Grapes” are available for sale.