Last months article focused on one of the most time consuming of the wine making procedure…. bottling. This month we will try and save you some grief for your summer wine making.
We all know that those refreshing Island Mist kits just seem to go down oh so quickly, especially on a warm summer day. Before you know it another bottle has bit the dust. Do you want away to save on bottling and make life just a little bit easier.
Perhaps you should consider a foil bladder to store your Island Mist wine. Save the foil bladder that your Island Mist came in and use it to store your wine in rather than bottling your favourite Mist. Be sure to wash it out thoroughly, and use a bit of sodium metabisulphite (aka sterilant) to knock down any harmful bacteria that want to take up residence.
The beauty of the bladder, similar to boxed commercial wine is that the bladder collapses as the wine is drained and this eliminates air and thus oxidation. Creative Connoisseur sells the tap spigot that goes on the foil bladder for you to dispense your Mist. We also sell foil bladders to supplement your collection. We have one customer that has found buying a new bag is easier than insuring the bladder is entirely clean.
Save the wine kit box to use as a storage device for the bladder and to dispense directly from the fridge. Many customers find the bladder easier to transport, especially to the cottage or even camping. The bladders can be pre-chilled and used to keep things cool in the cooler.
Next month – Invasion of the Fruit Fly