Can you make wine in an Instant Pot? This guy says Yes!

It's been a long day and you need a glass of wine. Do you:

-Head to the nearest winery

-Drive to the liquor store

-Pour some grape juice in an Instant Pot

David Murphy of Food N Service went for the final option and, to hear him tell it, the results were better than expected! Per his post detailing the winemaking process, Murphy's weeks-long journey toward pressure cooker wine required dedication, patience, and the willingness to leave an Instant Pot on for 48-hours straight. Beyond a pressure cooker, Murphy's red wine recipe requires little extra equipment. The instructions call for a bottle of grape juice, a packet of wine yeast, a cup of sugar, a funnel, and a roll of tape. His batch spent two days in the Instant Pot and more than a week fermenting on the kitchen counter. By the end, Murphy says he wound up with a red wine – featuring "hints of dark cherry and a bit of raw chocolate" – that he'd happily drink.  "I was expecting a failure, but I was patient and played that annoying waiting game," he writes. "Honestly, it was so much better than some of those cheap bottles of wine that I’ve bought. Dare I say, even better than the two-buck Chuck from Trader Joe's!" While we can't personally vouch for the taste, quality, or safety of homemade pressure cooker wine, we're mostly just delighted that someone bothered to try.

Get the David’s recipe for Instant Pot wine here:

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