Technique

15 Wine Kits to Try

Most home winemakers have limits on their winemaking space, equipment, cellar capacity or the ability of their liver to keep up. If you are one of those who has to pick and choose, this article could be a sort of personal bucket list, especially if like a lot of folks you’ve found a “house” wine that suits you well, and that you make repeatedly. It’s time to spread out and try something new, perhaps a new varietal or style, or even a new type of wine altogether. Table wines part one: Whites The most popular white wines in North America today are Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris/Grigio. It’s easy to understand why — the grapes grow well in most vineyards and make pretty good wines. Looking outside the box, however, there are a lot of dry table wines out there that have wonderful flavors and aromas that are completely different from the big five and yet still delicious and drinkable. 1. Viognier If you like Chardonnay for its richness and ability to deliver a lush mouthful of