How to Make Wine

How to Make Wine

How to Make Wine


How to Make Wine – an Introduction: Wine Making is much more than the process itself; nowadays it is treated by many as a form of art. Many people are willing to pay a considerable amount of money for the best quality wines. Today, no one remembers that some years ago almost all wines were made at home. If you know how to make wine at home, not only can you take pride in your different creations but also save some money in the process.

If you decided to learn how to make wine, you have to be aware that there is so much information to comprehend, it can become overwhelming at times. Some treat the whole practice as a complex scientific process. There’s certainly science behind wine making but in reality it is not as complicated as it might seem at times. After a few attempts, you’ll discover that the whole process is quite simple and very enjoyable.

Once you’ll learn how to make wine, you will be able to take virtually any recipe and start experimenting with it using different ingredients, according to the taste you are going for. The majority of wines are made with grapes. The reason for that is because grapes are perhaps the easiest base ingredient to use to make wine. They already contain a high percentage of the natural sugars and yeast which are essential to produce wine. Of course it doesn’t mean you can’tget creative and use other fruits and combination of ingredients you wish.

One of the simpler recipes to try when you are only learning how to make wine uses a few gallons of grape juice. You can use anything between one and ten gallons of grape juice, depending on how much wine you want to make. To start, place a closed container someplace out of the sun at a fairly constant room temperature. To start the fermentation process, leave it there for at least four weeks. The next step is to open the container without stirring or shaking it, and take off the contents on top. The sediment should remain in the container and after you pour the liquid into another one, throw this one away.

That’s it! You’ve just learnt how to make wine. Of course this is a simplified process, just to show you how the whole idea works. If you want to make your first wine even better now, you can bottle them and close the bottles with real cork.

So as you can see, the basic recipe for wine is uncomplicated. If you want to use real fruit, you’ll have to extract the juices from by pressing, soaking, or crushing them. The next step is to add sugars, spices, and yeast and put everything into a container. It should be stored covered, at a room temperature for at least one week for the fermentation to start. After that time, you’ll have to strain the liquid (to separate it from the fruit pieces) and put it in a tightly-closed container. This batch of liquid should ferment for a few weeks (a maximum of two months) and after that it should be strained again. The fermentation process should be repeated one more time.

In total, at least three of these processes should be carried out, until the wine will have a clear appearance (if not, extra fermentation is needed). After this is achieved, you can now bottle your homemade wine. If you don’t really like the taste of the wine yet, you can put the bottles away to “age” for a few months. After you’ll taste the wine again, it should be considerably better. After you’ll master this simple process, you can start easily creating your own recipes and original flavors.

Happy Wine Making :)

The original article can be found here!

The Bartending News Flash Team

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Wedding Bar Essentials

Wedding Bar Essentials


A Wedding Bar set up is similar to any other occasion but there are certain things you simply can’t forget about.The Wedding Day is very special in many different ways and when thinking about setting up the bar, there is certainly a lot of inspiration around.


Here are a few wedding bar essentials to remember about:

Champagne – a Wedding is a unique and special event and Champagne is absolutely a must have!
Personalized Cocktails – not only can you serve cocktails with colors corresponding to the wedding theme but also create unique recepies and name them after the Bride and Groom…
A Bar – it looks much fancier than a simple table with a white cloth which you probably saw on 80% of the weddings you went to.
Ice – another essential thing, not only for cocktails but also for digestive drinks!
Cocktail Glasses – you’ll need not only the right glasses in the right amount but also plastic cocktail glasses if you are planning a garden party!
Souvenirs – a small bottle of liqueur or whisky for the guests will be definitely something they’ll remember. You can take this idea to the next level and prepare a custom bottled cocktail instead.

Enjoy 🙂

The Bartending News Flash Team

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Wedding Cocktails

Wedding Cocktails


A Wedding is a very unique and important event in anyone’s life. Most people plan it for months or even years! Everything has to be perfect and choosing the right cocktails is no different!

Here are a few Wedding Cocktails recipes for you to get inspired!

Diamond Martini – a classic Martini with a Sparkling twist!
Blushing Bride – Champagne with Raspberry and Blackberry puree
Busy Groom – a flavored Martini with a hint of rose petals
Wedding Cake – a unique mix of Amaretto, Strawberries and Vanilla Ice Cream

Enjoy your Wedding Cocktails but not Too much, remember to keep your posture… It’s a Wedding!
Cheers 🙂

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Algarve Flair Challenge 4

Algarve Flair Challenge 4


Algarve Flair Challenge 4 by ProgressBarEvents took place on the 8th of September 2013 @ Fortaleza Cafe, Armaçao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal. 

Finest Call Premium Cocktail Mixes was the Main Sponsor of the competition with the support of Bols and Red Bull.

14 competitors from 7 different countries showed up and battled for 1200€ in Cash Prizes!

After the Eliminations round and the Finals in the evening Mikey Holes took 500€ home together with the title of Algarve Flair Challenge 4 Champion.

The competition wouldn’t be possible without the sponsors – Finest Call Premium Cocktail Mixes, Bols and Red Bull!

See you next year at Algarve Flair Challenge 5!

For more info, pictures and standings please visit  

The Bartending News Flash Team

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Summer Cocktails under 200 calories


Summer is in its full and you are feeling like a cocktail… Maybe you don’t realize but some of the cocktails can be even 700 calories or more! If you want to look good at the beach you should avoid those…

Here are the Top 5 Summer Cocktails Under 200 calories for 2013:
1) Blueberry Margarita – antioxidant-rich blueberries and around half the calories of a typical frozen Margarita!

2) Watermelon Gin fizz – a pretty pink cocktail would be perfect for a bridal shower luncheon. Any leftover pureed juice is refreshing on its own!
3) Camperi & Grapefruit’n’Pomegranate – balance Campari, an herb-infused variety of bitters, with the sweet-tart flavors of pomegranate and grapefruit.
4) Strawberry’n’Coconut Daiquiri – you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical getaway with this refreshing cocktail.
5) Shrimp Bloody Mary – this bright, vitamin-packed cocktail is eye-opening whether or not it’s spiked with vodka.

Have fun this summer, enjoy your cocktails and don’t forget not to text and drive!

The Bartending News Flash Team

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Beatbox Beverages – A brand new party drink based in Austin, Texas!


In 2011, BeatBox founder (and music lover) Justin Fenchel recognized an opportunity to serve the rapidly growing Millennial market. More than any previous generation, Millennials care about social experiences, feel connected to one other, and live for the moment. This emerging class of consumers also has unique and untapped needs when it comes to alcohol consumption.


This realization led to the creation of BeatBox Beverages TM. BeatBox is a category-bending product catered to Millennials through a high-energy brand, environmentally friendly packaging, and socially engaging features. BeatBox is ideal for party providers looking for an alcohol alternative that is economical, convenient, sharable, and fun.



BeatBox has built strong partnerships with premiere beverage development company Flavorman, Inc., leading bag-in-box packaging company Scholle, and legal and consulting firm Lehrman Beverage Law. With all the pieces in place, BeatBox is ready to infuse new life into the ready-to-drink alcohol beverage marketplace.


Here’s to Mixin’ it Up.

You can visit the BeatBox Beverages Facebook Page HERE!

You can also visit their Official Website!

Enjoy your BeatBox Beverages but don’t forget to drinks responsibly and don’t text and drive!


The Bartending News Flash Team

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Summer 2013 Cocktail Trends

Summer just started and everyone is looking forward to a nice, refreshing cocktail.



Here are the Top 3 trends you’ll be seeing this summer in bars and restaurants around the country:
1) All Bubbles – Soda Machines are getting more and more common so naturally we’ll see more experimentation with carbonation, not only with waters but homemade sparkling wine based cocktails etc.

2) Beer Cocktails – from a Spicy Beer Cocktail with Hot Sauce to a simple Shandy. This summer you’ll see different kinds of beers (cider, stout and others) in cocktails so don’t be surprised with a few new choices on your favorite bar’s menu.
3) Cocktails from the tap – a weird new concept but many bars to ensure consistency and save labor will start using these. Plus – you’ll be able to get your cocktail much faster! Minus – your cocktail will not be prepared especially for you anymore!

Enjoy your summer and don’t forget to drink responsibly!

The Bartending News Flash Team

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