Ok, so i figured I'd give wine making a try. I am will be making a very SIMPLE version of wine. I am making the recipe in this video:
So basically, I'll be using fruit juice bought from the grocery store, sugar, raisins, and bread yeast.
The fruit juice I have is Cranberry-Raspberry (Flavored juice cocktail in a blend with apple juice) from concentrate. On the back of the bottle it says "Contains 15% juice."
Supposedly, you are supposed to use Juice without preservatives. I tried to get one without preservatives but I am not sure. Here are the ingredients:
Filtered water, high fructose corn syrup, apple juice concentrate, cranberry juice, sugar, raspberry juice concentrate, cranberry juice concentrate, natural flavors, citric acid, fumaric acid, SODIUM CITRATE
, ascorbic acid, red 40, blue 1.
So the one ingredient that I'm worried about is the Sodium Citrate. I did some research and here's what I found on wikipedia:
Sodium citrate is chiefly used as a food additive E331, usually for flavor or as a preservative. Sodium citrate is employed as a flavoring agent in certain varieties of club soda. Sodium citrate is common as an ingredient in lemon-lime and citrus soft drinks, such as Ting, Chinotto, and some Ocean Spray juices, contributing to their tart tastes, and can also be found in such energy drinks as Rockstar and Red Bull.
Does anybody know anything about sodium citrate? Looks like it could be used for flavor or preservative. Probably a preservative in this case huh?
My other question is that I've noticed this recipe doesn't involve anything like campden tablets or anything I've seen in other wine recipes.
So basically, does anybody know if this recipe will work with the juice and ingredients I have? If not, can somebody tell me how make a successful wine from regular store bought fruit juice? I just want to make something simple and have fun. Thanks!