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Old 08-16-2007, 09:50 PM   #1
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Is the elderberry wine I made from fresh fruit a country wine? Will it need to be degassed or can I just leave it with its co2 fizziness?

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I think any wine made from local fruits and berries, I'd call a country wine.
I did an Elderberry last year which came out great without degassing. In fact, I've never degassed a wine at all. Just leave it in a carboy for about 4-6 months before bottling.



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My impression is a country wine is any wine that isn't mainly grapes.

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Okay, my recipe calls for being in the secondary for two months and a tertiary for another two months, then bottling.

I should be alright with that.k

I probably wouldn't bother to degas a wine either.

The wine not made with grapes sounds plausable too.

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That's always been my understanding, country wine refers to anything that doesn't include grapes. Considering that you can make wine from just about any fruit, veggie, or berry out there, that's a lot of different varieties. For an idea of some other varieties, check out http://scorpius.spaceports.com/~goodwine/winerecipes.htm (I plan on experimenting with about half that list...)

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Yeah, no grapes is what I meant to say. Also, no fancy French sounding name.



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