This is a 96 ounce #10 style can of fruit concentrate in sweet juice sufficient to make a 3 or 5 gallon batch of wine depending on the included recipe you use. Extra ingredients you will need include: table sugar, acid blend, yeast nutrient, pectic enzyme, tannin, campden tablets, wine yeast, potassium sorbate and a nylon straining bag. For combined shipping, visit our store with the ink at above right.
Blackcurrant as the English spell it is one of the “Super Fruits”, full of healthy goodness! I kept hearing how this fine wine or that one has ‘notes of black currants’, and wondered what they meant so I made a batch of wine from the Vintner’s Harvest Pacific Northwest variety. This wine was excellent and it tasted like a concentrated blackberry flavor with a hint of pine. An exotic, powerful taste. Blackcurrants are almost never found at fruit stands or supermarkets we have found the best way to get them is through Vintners Harvest. If you like to keep up with “currant events” try making Currant wine this winter!
The real value of this wine is as a mixer. Half and Half with 7UP or Sprite and it is one of the best wine coolers I have ever enjoyed. This makes sense because one of the commonest and most popular children’s drinks in the UK is blackcurrant flavored. Black Currants are also used in sweets.
I bottled 2.5 gallons of a three gallon batch and used a half gallon to top off some Cab and Pinot grape wines I had going. These are excellent now and in a couple years I expect them to be superb. I think I will always try to have a few bottles of Black Currant wine around for topping off my darker reds.
Most people associate the flavor of blackcurrants with the popular health cordials such as Ribena, or with the French liquor known as cassis. Cassis is the French name for backcurrants so cassis berries and blackcurrant berries are the same thing. The latin botanical name for blackcurrant is Ribes nigrum..
We suggest you also purchase Montrachet yeast for fermenting this fruit.