5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
5/22/2005 -- Great site thanks for all the good information. My question is i have finished my first batch of wine i did a reisling and it turned out great. Can you recommend a kit to try next? My wife and i both like a sweet wine, we dont like a real dry wine.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: So many wines, so little time!Here are a few good ones on the slghtly sweet side. It sounds like you enjoy whites, rather than reds, so I limited it to those. Links to the products are included.Cellar Classic Gewurtzraminerhttp://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Product=1191Vino del Vida Musettehttp://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Product=1071Heritage Estates Liebfraumilchhttp://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Product=803If you want ULTRA sweet, ice wines are a treat:Cellar Classic Ice Winehttp://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Product=254OR...if you want to change things up a bit, and have a very sweet fruit blend wine for the summer months, try this one:Peach Chardonnay Misthttp://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Product=579Hope this helps!
1/21/2005 -- First, you guys are great and your website is one of the most functional I've dealt with. This winemaking business is good for the soul but now, some of my finnicky friends want organic wine. Do you have access to organic kits or packs so I don't have to wait for the local fruit season to roll around? I can't tell from the info on your site, or the two packs I've tried, whether anything you already list is organic.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Thanks for your kind words. We work hard on our website.To answer your question, much depends on what you call "organic". To some, it means the fruit grown was without chemical fertilizers (unlikely), or sprays (again, unlikely) in the commercial wine grape growing world. Most people are more concerned about the level of sulfites added to (or found in) the wine after fermentation. On this issue, our kit wines do very well compared to commerically produced wines. The natural process of fermentation itself produces some sulfites, and any commercial wine that claims to be "Sulfite Free" is not being entirely truthful. A few wines may not add ADDITIONAL sulfites, but most add quite a lot; so that the wine will survive the rigors of bottling, transportation and extended shelf life necessary for a commercial wine. HOME wine makers don't have these constraints, however, and can use the level of sulfite (or not!) that is right for them. Our varietal wine kits package the sulfites separately, so that you have a choice. Even if you add all of the sulfite in one of our kits, your wine will end up containing about one THIRD of the sulfites found in commercial wine. If you choose not to add it at all, you will have very, very close to zero sulfites.
12/20/2004 -- I was wondering if it is possible to read the kit directions online before purchasing the kit? The kit I have in mind is the "Vino del Vida Pinot Noir". It would be nice if you had the instructions linked to the kit page.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: That IS a good idea.Here are the instructions for that kit, from the manufacturers website.http://www.rjspagnols.com/pdf/kit_instructions/generic%204%20week.pdfFor the Cellar Classic, Cru Select and En Primeur lines, there is a video available. The principles are the same for all our varietal wine kits. Here is a link to that site:http://www.rjspagnols.com/videos.asp
11/4/2004 -- I'm going to purchase a wine starter kit and a Cellar Classics kit for my sister's wedding gift. She won't be starting it until the middle of January. Will the kit(Cellar Classics - Cabernet / Syrah / Zinfandel) last that long in the box, or should I wait until a couple weeks before to purchase it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it will last that long. It is considered shelf stable for at least 6 months.
8/5/2004 -- How much does the Cellar Classic Cabernet kit make?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: All of our varietal wine kits make 6 U.S. Gallons, or about 30 standard wine bottles.
6/21/2004 -- I am getting married in December and my fiance' and i thought homemade wine would make great favors. I have never made wine before but would like to crush my own grapes if at all possible. Is it advisable for a first time wine maker to use fresh juice instead of concentrate and if so is 6 months enough time to brew 12 gallons of wine?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Congratulations! I've heard of homemade wine used in this way, and it worked out well. Using your own grapes takes more equipment and more time to make, so for this batch I would recommend making it from a varietal kit. It assures that you have a great wine, and gets you started in the right way. Later on, if you like, you can step up to using fresh grapes. Doing it this way, you will have more than enough time to get it bottled, and age a little. Varietal kits ARE fresh juice as well as juice concentrate, and are every bit as good as using fresh juice.
1/6/2004 -- how much wine does the kit make?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It makes 6 U.S. gallons, or about 30 bottles of wine. It CAN be made into a 5 gallon (25 bottle) batch if your equipment is limited to 5 gallons. Going this way, your wine will have a higher alcohol content, and more body than if made as intended.
1/6/2004 -- I have the equipment, so does the kit do it, or do i need the kit and other ingredients? And do the kits come with directions?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: If you have the equipment, this is all you need (and a little water). This kit comes with the juice, concentrate, yeast, clarifiers, etc. Yes, all of our kits come with complete instructions.Enjoy!
1/4/2004 -- Can you suggest a high quality wine making kit that will produce a sweet white wine, i.e. something similar to a Niagra wine?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I'd suggest the Vino del Vida Musette(link below)http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&ProductID=1071or perhaps the Cellar Classic Johanisburg Resiling:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&ProductID=256Both are very nice, slightly sweet wines. If you like it a little sweeter, it is easy to add a little wine conditioner before bottling (sweeten to taste). Here is a link to that product:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&ProductID=780
11/24/2003 -- I have never made wine, but would like to get started. The ice wine kit, is it everything needed to make at home, or is it materials only? Thanks.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is the materials (ingredients) only. You will need something like our Wine Making Equipment Kit to ferment, siphon, test, cork your wine. Here is a link: http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&ProductID=289
9/24/2003 -- How will I know which equipment to purchase and can I do it now when ordering my wine kits?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: For these kits, like the Cellar Classic series, we recommend the 6 Gallon Complete Wine Equipment Kit. It is shown in the category above in the "Winemaking Equipment Kits" category. http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&CategoryID=50 Just add what you need to your "shopping cart" and proceed to checkout. Very easy.
9/24/2003 -- What is the lifespan of the wine made from these kits?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: That depends on how fast you drink it! Just kidding...Using good technioques (clean, sanitized bottles, stabilizers that come in the kit, etc) and reasonable storage conditions, the wine can be expected to last for at least a year, and five years is not unreasonable. Probably much more, but we use it faster than that!
9/17/2003 -- How much wine do each of the wine kits make?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Each of the kits, regardless of brand name, are designed to make 6 gallons (30 botttles) of great wine. The only exceptions are the Ice Wine, and Port style kits, which make 3 gallons.
8/11/2003 -- Do these wine kits include all additives, bottle corks, etc or will these have to be bought seperately?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The varietal wine kits, like the Cellar Classic, Ancient Vines, Vido del Vida lines etc contain all the ingredients i.e. juice yeast and additives (except water!) necessary to make wine. They do NOT include corks or any equipment.
6/5/2003 -- Just how dry is this wine... I really enjoy the german blends, but can't handle a medium to real dry wine. I went to a wine festival in Santa Fe New Mexico and really enjoyed a Muscat... Do you have anything like or close to this?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would call this a medium sweet wine. Muscats and Ice Wines are definately sweeter, but Liebfaumilch is similar in sweetness to a reisling. If you liked it sweeter, dry adding a little wine conditioner (to taste) before bottling.
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