The Alla wine pipette, or wine thief, is a useful glass tube that, once steralised, can be popped into your brew, and by simply placing your thumb over the end, you can pull off a good sample of the brew
The Merlot grape is similar to the Cabernet Sauvignon, the main difference is that it contains less harsh tannins so this wine is better balanced immediately after it has been made. From the Merlot grape, we get the typical hint of plums and balanced aftertaste. This medium dry Merlot red is a perfect choice to go with most meat dishes.
All ingredients you need are in the box, just add water to make 23 litres of delicious new world style Merlot red wine
This is a very simple way to check the alcohol content of your home brew wine but remember – it is very approximate and you need to know how it works to avoid the common pitfalls.
It works on (still) wine only, not beer or spirits.
It will only work if there is no CO2 left in your wine.
It will only work if your wine is 8-13% or around these values