If you have an Instant Pot, you can start this wine now, and it will be ready to drink in 2-4 weeks, aka when stay-at-home rules are starting to be relaxed and we’re allowed to share a drink with a few good friends on an outdoor patio.
Recipe and tutorial here: https://foodnservice.com/instant-pot-wine/ Huge high-five and thank-you to this food blogger!
There are only three ingredients: grape juice, sugar, and this Lalvin Bourgovin RC 212 wine yeast.
If your stay-at-home order gets extended, that’s fine. Stay in and stay safe. I mean it. The wine will taste that much better after the wait.
Back when I first saw the Instant Pot wine tutorial going around, I made a batch and pronounced it ‘not undrinkable’. So I then made a double-batch (aka a gallon), and added the following to the process:
- Gave it a full month to ferment;
- Strained the wine three times through coffee filters; and
- Discarded the sediment in the bottom of the bottle.
The resulting wine was absolutely drinkable. In fact it was so drinkable that I’ve got another batch brewing for when our stay-at-home order is lifted.
I’m looking forward to gathering with a handful of friends, and although we’ll still be wearing masks and standing apart in a well-ventilated space, we can reach our glasses out and click them together.