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How should I decide what sweetness level to make my wine?Updated a year ago

When deciding how sweet you'd like your wine on the drink designer, consider two things:

1. Your personal preference (of course)

You can choose any sweetness level from dessert sweet to bone dry and customize it however you like, so it's totally up to you!

2. The type of juice you’re using

While every juice will taste good sweet (if you like sweet wine), not every juice makes the best dry wine.

Some juices need extra sweetness to bring out their unique flavors. Otherwise, the yeast will gobble away at all their natural sweetness, and the flavor will taste a bit bland and quite acidic afterwards (think lemonade minus the sugar).

These juices should be made at least sweet on the drink designer:

🍍 Pineapple
🍋 Lemonade
🍑 Peach
🍓 Strawberry or Strawberry-Kiwi
🍉 Watermelon
🌴Anything tropical, like guava or mango

If you prefer dry or keto wine, these are some of the best juices to use:
  • Cranberry (any variety will work)
  • Pomegranate (especially if you like bold, tannic reds)
  • Cherry (you’ll have best results with juice that’s only made of cherries — there are many varieties, such as Juicy Juice, that are actually mostly apple juice!)
  • Concord or Red Grape
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Any kind of iced tea
  • Mead
When making dry wine, save a few bottles to age. Sometimes, dry wine can taste harsh without the presence of natural sugars. Over time, your wine will get progressively smoother as the ingredients in the brewsy bag convert harsher acids into smoother, full-bodied flavors!
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