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If you are a wine lover, home wine making with wine kits is definitely something you will want to consider. There isn't any particular type of person who is drawn to wine making at home-anyone can be a wine maker. Wine kit making appeals to all different types of people. Name a profession or type of job and you will find home wine makers who love making wine from kits among them. There is also no specific age group to which wine making appeals to more than another; wine makers range in age from young adults to the mature but young-at-heart. There are many reasons to make wine, and many reasons to make wine from wine kits. Best of all, you can save a lot of money and have a great time enjoying the fruits of your labor. And who doesn't like that? These are the types of people who are making wine from kits: Single Young Adults: Young adults between the ages of 21 and 35 are among the fastest growing group of wine kit enthusiasts. Wine kit making is a practical and inexpensive way to have wine to enjoy for entertaining and for personal enjoyment. What a great episode that would have made on "Friends" if Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross had become wine kit makers. For a group of young adult friends, it is a smart financial boost for them to pool their money and make a variety of different wine kits. Reds, Whites, Blush, and a Port or two. By splitting the costs and sharing in the fun of making the wine kits, each person is rewarded with a delicious assortment of wines to take home to enjoy. And you and your friends can make kits as often as you want. Women Friends and Women's Clubs or Groups: Women are the second-fastest growing wine kit making group. Wine making was once thought of as something "the guys did," but no longer. In fact, women are better wine makers than men because they actually read instructions, are concerned about the importance of cleanliness, and they tend to nurture their wine 'till it is perfect. They also take pride and pleasure in becoming excellent wine makers. When a group of friends experience the success of making their own wine from wine kits they want to share the fun and delicious rewards with others. Many girl friends, co-workers, sisters, mothers and daughters, and women's club members (of all sorts), have found making wine from kits a fun way to get together, a great way to try new wines, and a cost-effect way for each women in the group to get a wide variety of wines to take home to enjoy. This makes becoming a wine kit maker not only fun, but personally rewarding. And women love to enjoy the fruits of their labors and are great at creating a party or celebration around each of the wine types and styles they have made. How many hobbies allow you to have this much fun? Also, there is a serious side to women making wine together. Twice as many women die from heart disease than from all forms of cancer combined. Women need to consider the health benefits of a daily glass or two of wine. See the health information given below for seniors,

because those health benefits apply to women as well. Men and their Friends: Usually in the past when men got together it was to drink beer, but in the past few years, that has changed a lot and more and more men are drinking and enjoying wine. Wine is no longer considered a woman's drink. Many men have been enticed to leave their favorite brand of beer for the vast selection of wines available from the Old World and the New World wine regions. Also many have learned about the long-term benefits of drinking wine and that has been a strong motivator as well. Some men simply enjoy the pleasure of making wine themselves and find it relaxing and stressfree. They enjoy making it for family and sharing it socially with friends. Others have discovered that wine kit making is a fantastic way of creating a truly international wine cellar. Often a small group of friends will get together and pick a number of premium quality wines to make so they can expand their wine cellars. Award-winning wine kits are available from just about every great wine growing region of the world, as well as, regular yearly limited-releases or restricted-quantity kits. Wine making is a unique hobby and because everyone knows there is a craftsmanship that goes into making wine, people will automatically respect you as a wine maker. There is nothing like the pride you'll feel in your accomplishment when you take that first delicious sip from your own bottled wine. Couples and Their Social Circle: Couples find that wine kit making is something that they can enjoy doing together. It gives them the "us" time so many couples long for and desire. Working together during the different stages in the wine making process gives them time to talk and just be together. Plus the enjoyment of opening and enjoying a bottle of wine they have made togetherespecially over a great meal. Often couples will invite one or two other couples to join them and make a social event of the entire process. It is a great way to build relationships and save money. Wine made from a wine kit may cost between $2.50 and $4.50 a bottle but equivalent in taste to a retail wine costing between $15.00 - $35.00. It pays to make your own. Another great advantage to wine kit making is it makes entertaining affordable. It allows you to keep a wide selection of great wines on hand to go with every type of meal and you (as the host or hostess) have the confidence of knowing that your guests will absolutely love your wine selection and you won't run out of a good wine. Couples also find that wine kit making social groups are a great way to meet other wine makers who share a common interests. Good wine. Good food. Good friendships. All three go hand-inhand. Seniors can make wine for the health benefits: Dr. John Dixon of Alfred Hospital in Melbourne Australia says, "The advantages of light to moderate wine consumption in reducing cardiovascular risk are very powerful. If the benefits of red wine came in a tablet it would be one of the most prescribed medications." Wine Kits provide convenient and cost-effective health benefits. There has been a lot of scientific research done over the past few years that reveals the health benefits of moderate wine drinking.

Here are some of the benefits, (based on these world-wide studies) of consuming one or two, fourounce glasses of wine each day: * Lowers the Risk of Heart Disease * Reduces Heart-Attack Risk * Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes * Lowers Risk of Stroke * Cuts Risk of Cataracts * Cuts Risk of Certain Cancers especially Colon Cancer * Slows Brain Decline * Improves Memory * Boosts Your Body's Immunity * Promotes Better Bones and helps Prevent Bone Loss * Can Help to Keep Your Weight Down * and best of all, Promotes Longevity Wine kits allow you to "indulge" in this healthy lifestyle on a daily basis at an affordable price for most budgets. In Summary Canadians have embraced wine kit making with a passion and are fortunate that the majority of the world's finest Wine Kit Manufacturers are located in Canada. In the US, wine kit making is just now starting to take off and will soon be a major trend as people find they can make wine at home that tastes as good as, or even better, than many of the commercial wines they may have been drinking, at a fraction of the cost. Americans are fast becoming the world leaders in total wine consumption edging out France and Italy but even as the economy improves scores of wine lovers (young adults, women, men, couples and seniors) are discovering the pleasure of wine kit making and will continue to enjoy making wine at home for years to come. Final Thoughts So you can see that making wine from wine kits is fun, healthy, and can save you a lot of money. Maybe the idea of wine making has interested you for some time, but you don't know where to start? This is why the " Wine Kit Making Guidebook " by Hayden Walker Alexander was written.

Now you have no excuses. Only your own delicious wine to look forward to.

Hayden Walker Alexander has authored and co-authored a number of best sellers, including his latest book, "Everything You Need To Know About Wine Kit Making." He loves photography, dogs, and Macintosh Computers. For more wine-related and wine-kit-related articles, go to

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