Originally Posted by r3bol
Hi, I would like to make some wine from grape juice. I searched the forums and found only recipes that use grape juice concentrate, but the only grape juice I can find says its 'not from concentrate'. It only has grape juice as the ingredients so there are no additives I guess.
So my question. If I'm making the wine from this type of juice, how much sugar (if any) should I add, and are nutrients required if I'm using grape juice?
Many of these "country wines" that use the grape juice concentrate are from a winemaking product that is wine grape juice, concentrated, and used to give body and fermentables to wine. That would be like buying fresh wine grape juice, not a product meant for drinking juice, if that makes sense. An example is in my chokecherry wine.
For the wines made out of grape juice, like the Welch's recipe, you can use regular "not from concentrate" juice if you want. The key is looking at the ingredients- many of those fresh juices have preservatives like sodium benzoate or potassium sorbate, so they won't ferment. That's why I use the frozen Welch's juice, it doesn't have those preservatives because it's frozen.