A Sense of Wine

A Sense of Wine is Wine Sense's journal of new products, techniques and behind the scenes info for those who love to make wine. The authors are the Wine Sense staff. You will be familiar with them as the friendly faces that serve you whenever you stop by one of the stores. Join us as we share our insights on new procucts, advice and our experiences. Please feel free to comment on any posts- we look forward to your input!

November 2009


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Water into Wine

November 28, 2009

We’ve had a great debate in Brandon regarding tap water vs. filtered water as our former competition in Brandon was convinced you could not make wine with tap water.

Tim Vandergrift on the other hand has told us for years that tap water works every bit as well as filtered or distilled water.  This is born out by the number of medals Wine Sense staff  have won over the years using plain old H2O from the tap (in Winnipeg and Brandon).


Good old tap water is fine for your wine!

What you have to keep in mind is that wine kits are loaded with solids/minerals etc. that they have picked up from the grapes being grown in the ground. Any perceived benefit of filtered or distilled water is completely washed away when you add it to the juice/concentrate in the wine kit.

If you live in the country and have well water with iron in it you may want to use another source of water. Other than that there is not a lot of reason to drag 5 gallons of water home with you to make your wine.

Manager (Wine Sense- Brandon)

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