Kit Instructions

RJS Craft Winemaking

En Primeur Winery Series

Cru Select

Cru International

Heritage Estates

Orchard Breezin'

Cru Specialty

Restricted Quantities

Winexpert / VineCo

WX Private Reserve - with grape skins / without grape skins

WX Reserve / WX Classic

Island Mist / Niagara Mist / Twisted Mist / Hard Lemonades

Limited Edition - with grape skins / without grape skins


General Brewing

How to use a hydrometer

Making Beer/Cider

Priming Sugar Calculator (Brewer's Friend)

Bottling Instructions

Mangrove Jack's Cider

Festa Brew Beer

Making Spririts

Alcobase Instructions (Super Yeast, Still Spirits)

Making Wine

Filtering Instructions

Storing Wine

Bottle Aging Guidelines

  • After corking, keep your bottles standing up for about a week.
  • After this initial period, bottles should be stored on their sides.
  • Keep wine out of sunlight
  • Cellar temperature (55°F) is ideal, but it is much more important to ensure that your wine is stored somewhere with a consistent temperature. Seasonal temperature variation will somewhat shorten the shelf life of your wine. Diurnal temperature variation will dramatically shorten its shelf life.
  • 70% humidity is ideal. Very high humidity can cause mildew to form on your corks. Very low humidity can cause corks to dry out and shrink, exposing your wine to the atmosphere. If humidity is not well-controlled in your cellar, we recommend the use of synthetic corks (Nomacorc) instead of natural cork products.
  • Keep your wine bottles away from volatile solvents such as paint thinner and gasoline.