George Orwell famously wrote about winemaking, "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a grape's face—forever." Have fun proving him right with today’s grape-smashing Groupon: for $49, you get a wine- and beer-making equipment package from one of the seven area Winning Wines Plus locations in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and Fort Saskatchewan (a $108 value including GST).
With more than 300 years of combined staff experience and seven store locations, Winning Wines Plus boasts the knowledge and tools necessary to help both amateur and initiated vintners or brewers craft a tasty intoxicant from the confines of their homes. The complete package includes the requisite equipment and henchmen to let students of the boozy arts brew delicious, robust wines, without the hassles of vineyard ownership or violent grape mobs. Each DIY kit has enough supplies to brew 30 bottles of wine or 60 bottles of beer and contains the following: hydrometer and floating thermometer, long mixing spoon, airlock and bung 4-piece siphon assembly, 32-litre primary fermenter with lid and 23-litre secondary fermenter, 250 gram sterilizer and 50 gram cleaners, an Enjoy Home Winemaking book, and instructions. This equipment kit doesn't include any wine or beer concentrate, but a wide selection is available for purchase from Winning Wines Plus.