The kit at Costco is $71 and comes with everything minus the juice/
pulp thing. It has two containers one for the fermenting and a large
bottle one and everything in between including the bottle cork thing
and I think even labels. Seems like a decent price no?
As for the wine source itself they have two types, the pure wine juice
and the pulp type, that you add water to. I hear that the juice yields
far better results. They have I think two types, that comes in a 23L
plastic container (like a 20L paint bucket). One is merlot for I think
$82 and a shiraz for $42 (on special). Are these decent prices? I'm
not as familiar with australian shiraz but it seems like such a good
price that it's hard to resist. This is on sale on Costco only till
Sunday, for anyone interested. I was told that this isn't an item
Costco usually carries.
Now, is it important that one lets wine age on its side? Due to
limited space in my apartment that isn't an option due to the lack of
a rack. Can one just fill up a case with bottles upright and stash
somewhere? Is constant temperature really an issue?
I'm temped to get this but not sure I'm a good conditate given some of
these limitations. Figure I ask before dropping 150 on this.