This 12 Bottle France Wine Advent Calendar doesn't have a fancy box, but it's not the box - it's the wine inside!
Discover France with Wine Folly
Madeline Puckette of Wine Folly and Master of Wine Vanessa Conlin of Wine Access worked together to organize this offer.
This year, the 2020 Wine Advent Calendar features the must-haves and must-haves of French wine, including Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne.
It's a perfect set to deepen your knowledge of France while tasting delicious wines.
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- Access to the pack of 12 wines with purchase discount
- Follow the videos with MW Vanessa Conlin explore each wine
- Useful offers and educational material on French wines
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In the last video episode on French wine, we have built an imaginary wine case. Each bottle in the case explored a different region of France and a different wine specialty.
For example if you like Syrah, it is a kind of right of passage to try one of the northern Rhône because this region is hailed as the original home of this strain.
You asked us to make the Advent of Wine Calendar a reality, so we reached out to Wine Access to help deliver the goods. It's finally here!
Make the most of France
An impressive selection of French wines goes a long way, but with the right set of tools, you can start to master the regions and discover your favorites. We have gathered the French wine pack to associate with the Wine Advent collection:
- Black tasting journal
- Map of France 18 × 24
- Aroma wheel set (rrsw)
- Coutale corkscrew
Make the most of the Advent calendar with the Pack of French wines.
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We would recommend either Wineworks Premium or Wineworks Superior as your first 30 Bottle Kit Wine. Both of these ranges are designed to produce a good quality wine that is ready to drink within 2-4 weeks but will benefit if left up to 6-8 weeks. Furthermore, they also have a great selection of wines to choose from.
If you’ve never made wine before or you simply don’t have any of the equipment or ingredients any longer then you could purchase one of our bundles. These bundles allie all the required equipment along with your prefered wine coffret so that you can have everything delivered to your door and just get started. The Wineworks Superior Starter Bundles are a great choice if you want to keep the equipment budget down but still choose the quality of wine you’d like to go for. Whereas, the Wineworks Luxury Starter Bundles offer a better quality equipment pack and still let you choose from a great choice of wine kits.
The two most important aspects of making wine are Cleanliness and Temperature. Firstly remember everything that comes into contact with the wine should be cleaned and sterilised ( see below ). Secondly maintain a constant temperature between 21-26°C ( 69-79°F ). It is much better to be on the cool side and constant than hot one minute and cold the next. Airing cupboards are definitely no, no’s. ( See below )
Clean and sterilise all equipment. Here’s a selection of Sterilisers you can use and if you not quite sure which steriliser to go for then you can take a look at our Beginners Wine Making Part 1 - Cleaning, Sterlising
Wineworks Superior wines : These usually take 10-15 days to ferment, and a further week to clear. Again the wine can be drunk immediately but we recommend ageing it 4 weeks but you can leave it up to 12 months. The time you will leave it will depend very much on your stocks. So get plenty built up. The reds benefit more than the whites with ageing. Certain kits ( see the list below ) are suited more to the experienced wine maker and take around 4 weeks to ferment and then left for a further 2 weeks. These products does really benefit from ageing. All the packs we list in this section require little ageing.
As it’s new to you it will probably take in all 2 hours for your first batch. However, once you are used to it 1 hour is about the maximum amount of time needed. We would also point out bar the bottling side; it takes just as long to make 6 bottles as it does to make 30 bottles, so we strongly recommend you make the larger quantity. After all 6 bottles doesn’t go very far as we said before !
From our experience it is much better to maintain a constant temperature than a fluctuating one. We suggest 21-26°C ( 69-79°F ), although if it is cooler than this, it is not a problem, it just takes slightly longer to ferment. If you can’t maintain this then we supply three different forms of heating equipment : Brew Belt / Heat BeltThis is a simple insulated electric cable that wraps round your conteneur and provides a gentle heat. It is very flexible and extremely easy to use. Heat Tray ( 4 demi/5 Gallon Fermenter ) This is like a flat tray that provides a gentle continuous heat that goes under the fermenter. Immersion HeaterThis drops into the conteneur, through the bung and can be thermostatically controlled to maintain the juste temperature. Similar to a fish tank heater. All these can be added to our starter coffret packages. See our scène showing the variétés of heating equipment available for your fermentation.
It is important to clean
If you’ve made it this far, hopefully understanding a bit of what we’ve said, then you’ll want to know how much it will cost to get started ! As you may have noticed, we’ve put together a couple of equipment packs which include everything you need, and take the confusion out of buying. You can make your first 30 bottles of Wine for approximately £65. 00. That’s all in ( Equipment