(read here for the details on this Homemade Wine project!)
One week in to our summer science project, and changes are happening! Per the instructions in the original recipe, I’ve kept the jar covered with cheesecloth and have been stirring the mixture every other day.
Day 3: the color was noticeably lighter, with some fizzing around the top,
Day 5: still fizzy, but a little darker in color
Day 7: the fizzing had decreased, and wine had begun to separate (lighter with some sediment at the bottom, darker and clearer at the top).
Whereas on Day 1 this really just smelled like grape juice with yeast in it, by the end of the week it’s more reminiscent of Cold Duck sparkling wine (which, if you’ve never enjoyed it, can be obtained for about $5 and tastes like boozy grape juice in the best possible way). We still have a ways to go, but I’ve scoped out some wine-making supplies online, and hope this yields a product worth bottling!
1 week down, 3 to go? I will continue to post updates here and on Instagram. It’s not too late to get your own ingredients and follow along!