I was driving up 35E the other day and a store front caught my eye, The Wine Makers Toy Store. I immediately exited and drove back around to check it out because I just knew it was something I had to share here. Upon walking in, I realized it was everything you needed to make your own wine at home. Not just wine either, you can also find what you need to brew your own beer or to make your own cider. I will confess, everything I know about home brewing, I learned from Hank Schrader on Breaking Bad…so, not much. After touring the facility and asking the very patient owner a bazillion questions, I came home and got on their website. I learned more than I ever thought was possible about making my own wine and I am very intrigued.
On their website, they state, “Our wine making kits take less than 4 total hours to make 30 bottles of retail quality wine. Our wine making kits are so easy; you can even make wine while watching TV. Our wine making kits are so good, Fine Vine Wines, LLC guarantees your success. If you are not satisfied with your wine from our kit, we will refund your money.” I have never thought about making my own wine but, twenty minutes in the store and thirty minutes on their website and I think I am an amateur vintner in the making. Could you imagine giving bottles of wine you made as gifts? You could have labels made with your face on them and pass them out to everyone. Then, one day Ellen is seen drinking from a bottle with your face on it and, BOOM, you’re famous and rich! Okay, that probably wouldn’t happen but it would still be fun to troll your friends and family with an amazing bottle of wine with your goofy grin on it.
Dallas Home Brew carries kits that are prepackaged with everything you need to make a batch of wine. Or, you can buy all the ingredients individually for a wine that is uniquely yours. The store has flavorings, seasonings and literally, anything else you need to make the wine that you like best. If for some reason they do not have what you are looking for, they will help you get it. If you are ever dissatisfied with a product, there is 100% money back guarantee (per their website).
My favorite part about this store is that they have everything you need AND they give you step-by-step instructions, in several different formats. Their website even includes a section for first time visitors, like me that know nothing about wine making. Since they keep winning awards with their wine, I think they know what they are talking about!
If you just bought a home, consider making a yearly wine and naming it Casa You. If you are looking for a way to make some extra money to pay for that house, sell Casa You at local craft fairs. If you offer samples to the parents forced to be there for their child’s booster club, you’ll be the first table sold out.
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