I take my wine very seriously, and I LOVE trying new things! Not only is wine drinking a social and fun activity to do but I also love learning about the craftsmanship of wine. While I love visiting different wineries across Ontario to learn and taste their different wines I was always curious to learn how to bottle your own wine. When I received an invite from the Wine Butler to stop by and have the opportunity to bottle my own wine I jumped at the chance. It was such a cool experience and something Gavin and I have never done before.
There are a few steps when it comes to bottling their own wine. First, you need to choose the type of wine you would like. They have such a wide variety of wines to choose from. I decided to go with my favourite white Italian Pinot Grigio. You can never go wrong with a pinot grigio. It’s your safest and best and you can always count on it to be delicious. Secondly, you need to book a yeast visit. This is where you drop the yeast of the wine you choose into the bottle where they store it for about 5-6 weeks. Once the yeasting and preparation period is up, it’s time to bottle! This part was the most fun.
Each wine order will serve you about 25-30 bottles of wine. Our’s came out to 29.5 bottles of wine, which was fantastic. They teach you how to pour, cork, and seal each of your bottles. Once all of the bottling is complete you can take it home and enjoy it with your friends and family. Their wine is always made and ready to enjoy on the spot. However, they do aside if you let your wine sit for 6-8 weeks after bottling, it will give you a better flavour. Red wine can sit up to 6 months before it’s ready.
Thank you Wine Butler for the collaboration opportunity.