How to Make Wine Jam or Jelly for Elegant Gifts

In order to give a unique holiday gift which all will love, you can make wine jellies or jam. You can easily make them and when sealed with paraffin, it can last for several months. Normal homemade wines are made of fruits but in case you do not have, you can use jellies or jam. The procedure of making these types of wine is similar for making fruit wines. However, making jam or jelly wines are easier as compared to fruit wines.

Prep time: 30 min
Fermentation time: 2 to 6 months
Total time: 2 to 6 months
Yield: 1 bottle
Utensil: Glass bowl

Grape jam: 2 cups
Water: 4 cups
Glass bowl: 2 qt
Yeast powder: 2 tsp
Gallon jug: 1
Rubber toy balloon


  • 1

    Add grape jam and water to the glass bowl

    Take a glass bowl and add grape and water. Then mix these ingredients with help of a spoon. This will make the jelly thinner and thus you can easily transfer it to the jug.

  • 2

    Pour the mixture into a jug

    Now you need to pour mixture of the bowl into the gallon jug. However, you need to use a funnel for this purpose. Insert the funnel in the opening of the gallon jug. Then slowly pour ingredients into the funnel. Continue this until whole glass bowl is empty.

  • 3

    Add yeast

    Next you need to add yeast into the jug with the mixture. Close the lid after this. Later shake the jug for almost two to three minutes.

  • 4

    Place the toy balloon over the jug

    After adding yeast, you need to place the opened end of toy balloon on the top of the jug.

  • 5

    Place the jug in a cool dry area

    Next you need to place the jug into a cool dry area of your house. You can place the jug in an untouched area of your kitchen counter or even on the pantry.

  • 6

    Remove gases

    You are required to remove gases from the jug. You can do this by removing the balloon from the top. Remember to repeat this process once a week. Continue removing gases on weekly bases for two to six months. Your wine will be ready after two months. However, the more time you repeat this process, the better and stronger its flavour gets.

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