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$132 for a Wine-Making Party with up to 30 Bottles of Wine (Up to $295.97 Value)
Before wine-making parties, hosts choose to craft one of the following wines: chardonnary, sauvignon blanc, green-apple riesling, blackberry cabernet, chianti, or a Chilean malbec. The process will ultimately yield as much as 30 bottles of wine (bottles are included in the cost). During the first visit, which takes about 30 minutes, one or two people mix the wine ingredients, add the yeast, and then head home. The baby wine must gestate for 8–12 weeks in a temperature-controlled space. The expert vintners will call you when your wine is ready to bottle, and your party will begin.
Held in a private space, the party allows novice wine makers to pour their homemade libations into bottles outfitted with custom labels. While bottling, which takes about 90 minutes, friends, family, and gate crashers can feast on self-brought food.
Cork & Brew
Inside Cork & Brew, a husband-and-wife team infects customers with their passion for brewing, judging, and, of course, drinking wines and beers. Primarily, they hope to de-mystify home brewing and winemaking with classes, winemaking parties, and even homebrew get-togethers at a residence or office. They stock all the necessary equipment, including fresh hops, grain, and malt, as well as wine must from all over the world. The duo’s hookup with a custom-labeling source allows their clients to brighten up bottles before giving them away as gifts, displaying them on wine racks, or using them to christen newly-purchased ocean liners. Guests also may mingle through the newly opened banquet and party facility, which hosts soirees of 10–80 people.