Wine for 10 Cents per Bottle

Wine for 10 Cents per Bottle

Post by GF » Fri, 15 Aug 2003 09:42:29



Greetings, NG:

Thought I'd share a strange winemaking opportunity recently.  I was at the
grocery store and noticed half gallon cartons of white grape juice (Niagara)
for $1 per carton, and I thought, with a $10 investment, I could get a 5
gallon batch of wine fermenting.  For some reason, I decided to pass it by.
Several days later, I stopped by and saw that they were discounted to 25
cents per half gallon (2 days to expiration date), so I loaded up my
shopping cart with 10 cartons, and headed for the checkout stand.  The young
lady at the stand said, "you must really drink a lot of juice!".  I smiled,
and said handed her my $2.50.  By the next day, the juice was fermenting
like crazy.  I know better than to expect much from Niagara, but at 10 cents
per bottle, how can you go wrong:?!

Regards,
Gary

http://home.carolina.rr.com/winemaking/

 
 
 

Wine for 10 Cents per Bottle

Post by Greg Coo » Fri, 15 Aug 2003 10:53:38



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> home.carolina.rr.com

Certainly will not be bad for the money!!! You can't go wrong. I often
use niagra juice as a base for other fruits.

 
 
 

Wine for 10 Cents per Bottle

Post by Michae » Fri, 15 Aug 2003 23:17:57



Quote:
> Greetings, NG:

> Thought I'd share a strange winemaking opportunity recently.  I was at the
> grocery store and noticed half gallon cartons of white grape juice
(Niagara)
> for $1 per carton, and I thought, with a $10 investment, I could get a 5
> gallon batch of wine fermenting.

What grocery store and where?  I ask because of the Carolina in your
address.

TIA

 
 
 

Wine for 10 Cents per Bottle

Post by GF » Sun, 17 Aug 2003 10:34:10


Michael,

It was Harris Teeter in C***te, NC.  They are not known for low prices
(they are an "upscale" grocery chain), however, the expiration date on the
cartons was the real reason the white grape juice (Niagara) was so cheap.
The closer it got to the expiration date, the cheaper it got.  I bought them
at 25 cents per half gallon 2 days before expiration.  However, by the date
of expiration, the yeast were happily consuming all available sugar, so I
think I came out pretty well.  There were enough cartons for sale that I
probably could have made 25 gallons of wine.  Next time, I'll clean out the
store!

Regards,
Gary

http://www.FoundCollection.com/


Quote:



> > Greetings, NG:

> > Thought I'd share a strange winemaking opportunity recently.  I was at
the
> > grocery store and noticed half gallon cartons of white grape juice
> (Niagara)
> > for $1 per carton, and I thought, with a $10 investment, I could get a 5
> > gallon batch of wine fermenting.

> What grocery store and where?  I ask because of the Carolina in your
> address.

> TIA