The most important thing that completes every meal to perfection is a nice refreshing beverage. Due to this, there is massive competition in the creation of different types of wines for a long time. The use of tomatoes in making wine started a long time ago but at present, it’s getting popular day by day. So the consumption rate of tomato wine is growing higher as well. But to get the awesome experience of tomato wine you don’t have to go to any bar or restaurant.
Rather you can make it at home and enjoy it anytime you want. Tomato wine can be the best beverage at any birthday party, friends’ hangout, sudden guests, and also campfire occasions. Besides, the ingredients required to make tomato wine is relatively cheap and also available. Though the time required to complete the preparation of tomato wine is long but once prepared with care and effort can give you a mouth-watering wine taste. So now I am going to share the methods of how to make tomato wine at home perfectly to enjoy any event.
- 4 to 5 pounds of red or yellow tomatoes
- 3 pounds of sugar
- 2 tsp of acid blending
- 1/2 tablespoon of di-ammonium phosphate
- 3 Campden Tablet (purifying tablet)
- 1 tsp of yeast nutrient
- A half packet of yeast
- This will result in 5 bottles (750 ml) of tomato wine.
- Primary fermenter
- Stirring spoon
- Electric tomato juicer
- Damp muslin cloth
- 5 wine bottles
Methods of preparing step by step:
The preparation of tomato wine is a long process as it takes almost 100 days to properly complete the procedure. The method is started by sanitizing all the equipment and making them free of bacteria.
The process of making tomato wine is as follows:
After the sanitization of all the equipment, (spoon, fermenter, jug) allow them to dry.
Wash the tomatoes properly for smashing and peel off the bruised or rotten part.
Smash the tomatoes properly in a bowl with a spoon or electric tomato juicer to get the perfect tomato juice.
Add all the ingredients in the primary fermenter. The yeast will be added on the next process. Then add 1 gallon of water on the top and stir well with a spoon.
After proper stirring, allow the mixture to sit for 24 hours and it is not to be touched so that all the ingredients can settle at the bottom.
After 24 hours, add a half packet of yeast to the mixture and without stirring close the lid of the primary fermenter. Make sure the lid is fully airtight.
Preserve the fermenter in such a place where it can be away from too much heat, light, and humidity.
After 12 hours of preservation, stir the mixture with a sanitized spoon properly. Then close the air-tight lid again and preserve.
After 24 hours, you will see that the ingredients are floating on the top. Then using a sanitized spoon push the fruits down several times a day. This is one of the major parts of the fermentation process. Make sure the lid is airtight after the stirring is done.
After 5-7 days, there will be fewer bubbles and less floating layers. This means the mixture is ready to be strained. To strain all the contents, a damp cloth is placed on a funnel over three sanitized glass jar of half-gallon each. Pour all the mixture from the primary fermenter to the jars carefully one by one.
Then add 1 Campden tablet to each jar and fill the jar with water to fill up the wine bottle. After adding some vodka to the jars, preserve them in a dark and cold place.
Add an airlock in each jar to complete the fermentation process perfectly.
Finally, wait for 95 days after preserving to allow the wine to get a clearer appearance.
Take 5 bottles (750 ml) and after sanitizing properly fill each of them with wine using a tube from the preserved glass jar.
Cork the wine bottles properly to make them airtight.
Finally, the preparation of the tomato wine is completed. You can also preserve the prepared wines for 3 months to age them perfectly.
Which Snacks Go Well with Tomato Wine?
The perfect selection of snacks is really important to enjoy the taste of tomato wine. Especially snacks made of savory, cheesy, and crunchy tang will make a great combination with tomato wine. Such an amazing snack is Cheese Puff. It is also known as Cheese Curl and its flavor perfectly goes with the wine. The combination of cheesy tang with the fizz of your tomato wine will bring the best feeling the moment it touches the mouth.
The Cheese Puff is mainly compared with cheese balls and looks like crispy cheesy chips. The recipe for this snack is really easy and can be prepared at home in no time.
- ½ cups of starch (any choice)
- 2 cups of water
- 1 ounce of Cheddar cheese (any choice)
- 1 tsp salt and sugar for taste
- Cheese Powder (suitable amount)
- 1 cup of frying oil
- ¼ cup of cornflour
- ½ tsp of lime water
Methods of preparing step by step
- Start boiling waters on a pot and cover it with a tray greased with oil that will work as a steamer and set aside.
- In a food processor, take corn flour, starch, sugar, salt, and melted cheddar cheese to make the dough for the chips and run for 2 minutes.
- After getting a breadcrumbs appearance, drizzle in hot water and cheese powder and run the food processor until transparent dough is gained.
- Pull out the dough and place it on top of the hot water steamer tray for 45 minutes to dehydrate the dough.
- Then bring the dough at room temperature.
Finally cutting the dough and giving them any suitable shape, fry them for few minutes in oil. Sprinkle lime juice on top and your crispy cheese puffs are ready to be served with tomato wine.
Besides other snacks like nuts, popcorn, potato chips, tortilla chips also go perfectly with tomato wine. Make sure a crunchy and salty snack is e selected to assure your taste to perfection.
Though the process for making the tomato wine is long and complex, after preparing it can be enjoyed on any occasion. Tomato wine can be described as sweet and fruity at the same time making it one of the best wines. So, making it at home following the above procedure, all the wine lovers can enjoy the soothing taste of tomato wine with little effort.