Ritchies recently advised us that they had a small number of 6 bottle kits of several of the Selection International Series wine kits available. We have managed to obtain 1 box each of the Spanish Rioja, Australian Chardonnay, Chilean Merlot, South African Pinotage and Australian Cabernet Shiraz and will be making them up over the next few months as tasters for the shop.
Whereas most 6 bottle kits contain around 1.5 litres of grape concentrate, the Selection International series 6 bottle kits contain 3 litres and thus make a much richer, smoother, fuller flavoured wine. The full size, 30 bottle kits use 15 litres compared to the 7.5 litres that most 30 bottle winemaking kits contain.
Unfortunately, Wine Expert, the Canadian manufacturers don't generally make the 6 bottle kits as much of the Canadian and North American home winemaking market refuse to buy the smaller kits and simply want the full size ones. As a result, we will not be able to get any more of the small ones for purchase, but you will be able to try the range if you visit us in our shop to see if you like them before investing in one of the larger, 30 bottle kits.