I am making my first homemade grape juice wine. I added all of the juice and sugar water at the start, and then added my yeast, that was 4 days ago and so far so good. What would be the best way would be to go about making this a "sparkling" wine? If you could inform me of the best way to make my wine "sparkling" that would be GREAT, if you could also tell me how to make my cider sparkling, that would be even better.

Answer

Let the fermentation finish naturally (no more bubbles rising). Place it in the refrigerator for about two days to start the clearing process. When it is no longer cloudy but still hazy, carefully pour it into 1-litre plastic lemonade bottles. Drop one sugar cube into each bottle, cap tightly and leave in a warmish place for a week. This will cause the yeast in the haze to act on the sugar, producing CO₂. Then store in a cool, dark place for at least a month. Best served chilled. Do not use glass bottles or lightweight water bottles. This method depends on judging the end point well. For repeatable results, you should use a hydrometer, but I'm not explaining that in a comment.

Updated on May 29, 2020

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How to Make Wine From Grape Juice
By Dave McClure
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