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Old 09-05-2008, 08:11 PM   #1
toularat
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Hi. Does anyone know of good websites selling fresh juices w/skins? Or, do you have any good websites to buy "limited edition wine kits"? I have not found sites for buying wine juices. I have only found a couple for limited, or special edition kits. I know this is the time of year they are available.

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Old 09-06-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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I'm not sure of any that include skins, the juices I buy locally are fresh pressed from California and Italy with less then 1% solids according to the supplier. I talked to a rep that says they are pressed and placed in very cold temperatures so they dont ferment until they are where they want them to be, then skins removed, packaged and shipped.
Try the website for FineVineWines if you have noone locally, seems like one of the better sites ive seen around for the home winemaker, Ken

 
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:15 PM   #3
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:03 PM   #4

The Cadillac of fine frozen must - Brehm Vineyards. I've used them and I personally know many people who have made top quality wines from Brehm frozen must.

Significantly cheaper, though still highly regarded, are the Mosti Mondiale frozen pails. You can order them before the end of September at The Winemaker's Toy Store in Texas.

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:56 AM   #5
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Thanks for the sites!

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:34 AM   #6
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Thanks for the sites!
I'd agree except that I've blown half a day looking at those sites and dreaming about the stuff there. I guess I got the bug bad.

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:49 PM   #7
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I really feel spolied after seeing what the online stores charge for the fresh juice, I get California juice for $60 to $70 for 6 gallon pails and Italian juice for $90 for 6 gallons. I hope my connection never goes out of business here in Detroit.

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:46 PM   #8
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Ken- do you buy from a brewing supply store, or what kind of place brings in juice so cheap? I live in WI and it would be nice to find a source.

 
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:14 PM   #9
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I really feel spolied after seeing what the online stores charge for the fresh juice, I get California juice for $60 to $70 for 6 gallon pails and Italian juice for $90 for 6 gallons. I hope my connection never goes out of business here in Detroit.
Sounds good, but what year is it? 2007 probably.
Also keep in mind that when the juice contains skins which I believe take up some considerable volume - so you're not really getting 6 gallons juice.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:55 AM   #10
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If it matters, a local place here sells products from local vinyards for like $6.50-$7.50 a gallon (PA, NY, and OH) and stuff from CA for anywhere from $12 to $14 a gallon. (JWDover.com)
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