Instant Pot Wine: How to make wine in an instant pot?

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

(cheerful music) – [Penn] From the stainless steel tanks of the Chateau de la Flublublueaux. Aged 48 hours on the yogurt function of the Instant Pot that we got at Target. Sophistication. Elegance. Sensuality. Exclusivity. And a taste like chili
and defeat. (coughing) “A 10 out of 10,” said no one ever. “Absolutely delicious,”
said George Clooney about a different wine. Scurrying cat.
(cat meows) Buy it right meow. Disclaimer, if you are
under 21, do not do this. This is an adult activity. Also, you’re probably gonna
hate it if you’re over 21. – Yeah, you may not wanna
do it if you’re over 21. – That’s the disclaimer. (dramatic music) – Hi, and welcome to Nailed It, a little segment where we try all these cool, beautiful things off the internet and just really nail it. – Mom is still getting
over our last Nailed It. – This is not coming off. – This is a disaster. – [Penn] Everybody out of
the tub. (mumbled shouting) And needs some way to relax. There’s no better way to relax than with a nice glass of wine. And there’s no better way to make wine than with an Instant Pot. (laughs) – This is from David Murphy who writes on a blog post, He has found a way to make
wine in an Instant Pot. Here’s what you’re gonna need. Some Welch’s good old
fashioned grape juice, a cup of sugar,
(Penn groans) a funnel, a packet of L- How do you say that, Lalv-? Lalvin, Lalvin red wine yeast? And an Instant Pot. Ready?
– This is gonna be delicious. – I feel that also in my family, they were definitely like bootleggers. Now we’re gonna add the sugar
to the bottle of grape juice. I feel like we’re gonna
open a winery after this, we’re gonna move to Napa. – Uh-huh. – Shake vigorously for one to two minutes. – Heavy metal music!
(nostalgic accordion music) – Now we’re gonna put the yeast in it, and this is, it’s premium rouge. What should the name be of our wine? – Ah. – [Child] Vold-er-er wine. – Chateau de la Flublublueaux? We make from the hills of- I have become Italian
all of a sudden, sorry. – I love it – Buddy, you’re out, you can’t do this. – Okay, alright, so now
you shake it side to side. Once done, pour the juice from the bottle into your Instant Pot inner pot liner. – [Kim] I feel like maybe we
didn’t shake it up enough. – [Penn] Well, it’ll, it’ll spread. (Instant Pot “lid locked on” beeping) – It always sounds like I won a video game when I turn it on.
– Yeah. Alright, let’s do it! – Alright, so it’s a yogurt function? I think it just starts. – All we have to do now is wait! We just made wine in 3 minutes! – Every great wine is an action and then a noun or a place. – Whispering angel. – Exactly – [Both] Smoking loon. – Yeah, yeah, so it would have to be like – Scurrying… – Cat. (both laugh) – But I think we should go for what it’s gonna taste like. What the emotions-
– I think it might taste like a scurrying cat! Like, you know how like
when cats get scared, they let out this awful odor? – (chuckles) No?! – Wait, am I wrong about that, Julie? Julie has a cat. Look it up! Get the phone, get the phone. Cat, scared, odor. Cat odor. – (laughs) It’s not a thing, honey. – When frightened, a
kitty may express fluid from his anal glands, resulting
in a smelly situation! Fortunately, this behavior
is perfectly normal! The name of our wine- – Is Butt Smelly Anal Gland. – No, Scurrying Cat. – [Penn] We need to make a label. Right?
– Right. – I could buy some stock
photos of like, scared cats. (all laugh) – [Penn] That one! I mean, come on, that’s our label! – [Kim] And then, “Scurrying Cat.” – [Penn] Yeah. – It’s been almost 48 hours! – Three minutes left! We gave it a name, we
designed our own label. You see that? – The Scurrying Cat – It’s called The Scurrying Cat. This has been a real labor of love, honey. Like, most vintners, they spend – I mean, they spend years.
– 5-6 years on a grape. We spent
– Two days. – And about five minutes. – I know. – (both) 10, 9- (Instant Pot timer beeps)
(both cheer) (Penn clapping) – Okay – Close it up, it’s ready! So Kim is dislodging the hatch door. Oh, I’ve just gotten a lot
of water spilled on me. – Ooh – It smells like wine – [Kim] It does smell like wine! – Oh man, that smells strong, get your nose all the way in there. Take a big whiff. – It smells like a little
bit of chili and wine, like maybe I didn’t rinse
my pot out well enough after the Super Bowl. – Well, you know, like,
one of my favorite types of wine is Chilean wine. We are bottling. – Our first bottle of wine! – It is so warm, can
we put it in the fridge or do we have to drink it like this? No, we have to drink it like this. – I mean, I waited two
days, I don’t wanna. – Wow. Get the bouquet. – Smells like, it smells like
a chili dog a little bit? – Gosh, it does smell like meat. – Are we doing this? I’m a little nervous. Now, you have to take a legit sip. That’s a rule. And you have to try to
keep from spitting it out. Try to keep it in your stomach. Okay?
– Okay. – Here we go. Cheers. To Chateau de la – [Both] Flublublueaux. – Scurrying Cat. (glasses clink) (Kim coughs) – It has the consistency
of like, a ketchup. (Penn coughs)
Don’t, don’t, don’t. – [Penn] Oh, it’s coating my mouth. (gags) – It has the consistency
of like, a ketchup (Penn gags) Penn, don’t you dare. – [Penn] I don’t want
to, I just have a lot… (Penn retching) – God bless, no you’re not. No you are not. (Penn retching, coughing) – [Penn] I need something
else to coat my mouth. I need… (Penn retches and coughs) – So Penn did not enjoy it. (Penn groans, gags) – It was really warm. And it stayed in my… It stayed in my mouth and it was like cough
syrup that had gone bad. – Like a wat–
(Penn belches) – If I don’t do it I’m gonna throw up, I’m sorry, keep talking – I feel like it’s like a watery ketchup, like a very fruit-forward. I, so, um, Nailed It. – Nailed it! – I would not recommend
this if you wanted wine that tasted good.
(Penn laughs) Can we talk about how I’m
way tougher than you are? – You have, like, your taste buds are less
sensitive than mine, I have very sensitive
taste buds, and I have, and my dentists have all told me this, quite the gag reflex. Like, you know, let’s sell this thing, let’s make it like a
commercial, and sell it. (dramatic strings music) From the stainless steel tanks of the Chateau de la Flublublueaux, aged 48 hours on the yogurt function of the Instant Pot that we got at Target, Sophistication. Elegance. Sensuality. Exclusivity. And a taste like chili
and defeat. (Kim coughs) “A 10 out of 10!” Said no one, ever. “Absolutely delicious!” said George Clooney,
about a different wine. Scurrying Cat,
(cat meows) buy it right meow. – Thanks for watching Nailed It. What else should we try? I hope it’s something that takes two days and tastes terrible! – Yeah – Yeah – Bye!
– Bye!


sammie watson

Mar 3, 2018, 1:11 pm Reply

Thank you for making my morning so bright, I laughed so hard, the commercial was great, hearing Penn gag, not so much HAHAH

El Rey

Mar 3, 2018, 1:13 pm Reply

Scurrying Cat.. try it right…. OMG you guys are so funny , thank you for my morning laugh 🙂

Garlanda Joyce

Mar 3, 2018, 1:25 pm Reply

hahaha this was hilarious start to end. Right before you guys took a sip I said to my daughter "Penn is gonna get sick" & I was right!! The look on your faces when you tried it was priceless. Thanks for starting my morning off with a laugh!

Children’s Therapy Center & More

Mar 3, 2018, 1:25 pm Reply

Loved it! My daughters and I could not stop laughing !

Ava Camp

Mar 3, 2018, 1:30 pm Reply

I love you sooooooo much your family is so funny❤️??

Courtney’s Life

Mar 3, 2018, 1:41 pm Reply

I️t sounds like penn from beauty and the beast

Sophia L

Mar 3, 2018, 1:52 pm Reply

Cat odor! Lol lol lol! I didn’t know that was a thing!

Sophia L

Mar 3, 2018, 1:53 pm Reply

Oh god I didn’t expect him to actually throw up…….

Elizabeth Hoyle

Mar 3, 2018, 2:16 pm Reply

Nothing's funnier than Penn in pain!


Mar 3, 2018, 2:19 pm Reply

You were supposed to let it age in a bottle for 8-10 days….

Jane E

Mar 3, 2018, 2:29 pm Reply

I. Am. Dying…?

Mr Ramz

Mar 3, 2018, 2:54 pm Reply

Hey Penn,
You are not alone….
I too have quite the gag reflex. But not nearly as bad as my sensitive sniffer.
None of the woman in my house can use any products while I am home or it can close up my throat. Since I am actually fond of breathing, I don't tempt fate.
You are a braver (read foolish) man than I.
Gag on

Mr Ramz

Mar 3, 2018, 3:01 pm Reply

Oh yeah,
Killer accent.

Shana C

Mar 3, 2018, 3:03 pm Reply

Oh my goodness this was hilarious ??


Mar 3, 2018, 3:06 pm Reply

I'm dying laughing at their reactions.

lady k

Mar 3, 2018, 3:27 pm Reply

Kim’s face from around the 6 minute mark ?

Rezarta Gaba Schuetz

Mar 3, 2018, 3:31 pm Reply

Love ya guys!

Jennifer Hughes

Mar 3, 2018, 3:35 pm Reply

Oh the hair flips were perfect


Mar 3, 2018, 3:54 pm Reply

Your reactions together bahahahahhahaah

Rafael Leon

Mar 3, 2018, 4:00 pm Reply

Omg I just started watching u guys I'm a mom so this is hilarious love u guys ????


Mar 3, 2018, 4:08 pm Reply

Y’all crack me up!!!

Eliza Britton

Mar 3, 2018, 4:31 pm Reply

I heard the instapots bought at Walmart are recalled or something.

Nicole Fortier

Mar 3, 2018, 6:14 pm Reply

If you are interested in hearing a guy throw up listen to this and if not you better pass!!!

Kristina Hudson

Mar 3, 2018, 7:53 pm Reply

Your commercial was banging!   LOL

emmi vandewwater

Mar 3, 2018, 8:29 pm Reply

I love this sooo much, I recently purchased an Instant Pot but I've been too scared to try it because I watch this is us lol


Mar 3, 2018, 10:00 pm Reply

Im underage, but this is HILARIOUS no matter what age you are*!!!!!!

*As long as you are old enough to understand it

Jenny Cataldo

Mar 3, 2018, 10:17 pm Reply

you saig no booze
just sayin

Peanut_Butter 90

Mar 3, 2018, 11:03 pm Reply

158 like 69th comment

Theo Staschik

Mar 3, 2018, 11:21 pm Reply

make a contest of who can drink the most of that horrible wine. The scurrying cat!

XxFløral GachaxX

Mar 3, 2018, 11:26 pm Reply

I love The voice at the beginning you guys are so funny and have funny kids to I wish I could meet you some day

Deb Hufnagel

Mar 3, 2018, 11:39 pm Reply

Might have smelt better if you used a brand new instapot.

You used too much yeast and too little juice. With that amount of juice (64oz), I have found half a gram of yeast works.

Talka TheChick

Mar 3, 2018, 11:46 pm Reply

#Early Squad

Kelley Frye

Mar 3, 2018, 12:07 am Reply

Penn, stop trying stuff. You always puke!

krafting with kizzie

Mar 3, 2018, 12:09 am Reply

Then install pots are expensive.

Clarissa medina

Mar 3, 2018, 12:11 am Reply

Penn no you didnt!!! Kim face "priceless"

julia thornton

Mar 3, 2018, 12:20 am Reply

I just love watching you guys have fun!?

Annie Alleman

Mar 3, 2018, 12:44 am Reply

This is easily one of my favorites! The best was Kim's face listening to Penn gag… she went from cringe to concern to you-gotta-be-kidding-me-with-this! And Penn, with his sensitive taste buds and overactive gag reflex! I'm crying!! Sorry the wine was a bust — you deserve a bottle of the real stuff now! Cheers!

Bored -_- Nessa

Mar 3, 2018, 1:03 am Reply

I died when kim did the hair flips ?????

Becca Bean

Mar 3, 2018, 1:16 am Reply

What a whimp Penn is!!!! Lol man up!

Idk Who I am

Mar 3, 2018, 1:32 am Reply

??????funniest add ever


Mar 3, 2018, 2:52 am Reply

Lady, your man is a wuss.

Tammie Herring

Mar 3, 2018, 3:01 am Reply

You should do your own aquaponics and share how you made it work or not!

Beth Slaughter

Mar 3, 2018, 3:36 am Reply

Literally the best laugh I’ve had in a very long time. “It coated my mouth”… bwaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaa…literally, I have 4 kids and a grand baby and I literally laughed until my little kids asked me what was wrong… NAILED IT!!!

Jennifer Brooks

Mar 3, 2018, 3:50 am Reply

Jennifer Brooks

Mar 3, 2018, 3:52 am Reply

Try it chilled.

Willie Parker

Mar 3, 2018, 8:25 pm Reply

Sometimes a good idea ? turn out to be a bad idea

Casey G

Mar 3, 2018, 12:00 am Reply

You guys know this is how they make box wine, right?

Hadlee Del Bosque

Mar 3, 2018, 3:11 am Reply

this is hilarious, you guys should do the lemons for leukemia

Sean Wirtz

Mar 3, 2018, 5:18 pm Reply

This is so much fun! I love your channel. Were you expecting it too taste the way it did?


Mar 3, 2018, 9:10 pm Reply

You done it wrongonce you pressed yogurt mode you didn’t change it to less heat you had it at normal that’s too hot and then you didn’t forment it for 2-4 weeks

Merwaffles Squishies

Mar 3, 2018, 2:48 am Reply

How much do you want for it

Nina Chand

Mar 3, 2018, 8:10 am Reply

Great video! This is just TOO much when you were naming and labelling it, I had to try not to laugh too loud and wake the kids!

Just a request, Penn Charles is such an adorable character and seems so full of ideas, will he be doing any Nailed it videos? Maybe things he is into? You two are amazing parents btw, love when Lola does videos too, my 7 year old daughter loves to watch the kids in the videos! ??

Nina Chand

Mar 3, 2018, 8:13 am Reply

I could watch the AD part of it forever it's never going to get old! ,??????

Carrie Gordon

Mar 3, 2018, 8:42 pm Reply

You nailed the commercial! I needed the laugh.

Moon Shine

Mar 3, 2018, 12:03 am Reply

OMG!! Funniest Video I have seen in a loooong time!! You guys Nailed It all right!!

Mindy Lachmann

Mar 3, 2018, 12:50 am Reply

You guys are really like my mom with wine LoL


Mar 3, 2018, 2:29 am Reply

Did you clean the sealing ring before?

Amanda Miller3ate6

Mar 3, 2018, 2:59 am Reply

Yogurt function??!! Y'all made Wine yogurt ??


Mar 3, 2018, 1:38 am Reply

I both loved and hated that you included the echoing sounds of Penn actually puking ?

Karla Finch-Cluff

Mar 3, 2018, 3:51 am Reply

That was amazing, thanks you so much! I bet it tastes better after its chilled though? Did you test again? Hilarious though, you guys are great!

Ka Stewart

Mar 3, 2018, 4:28 pm Reply

Kim! Netflix has stole your show! They have a series called Nailed it! You guys have to check it out. (Its family friendly) it’s pretty much exactly what you do!

Dawn Sullivan

Mar 3, 2018, 10:40 pm Reply

Favorite moment, her face right after she says “No you are not!” Favorite line, “I need something else to coat my mouth!”


Mar 3, 2018, 12:08 pm Reply

??? Sensitive taste buds.

Hailey Lynn

Mar 3, 2018, 8:02 pm Reply

What is the deal about your unlucky numbers or something are you guys okay?

Brittany Tollefson

Mar 3, 2018, 5:57 pm Reply

Penn is the scurrying cat ? you guys are hilarious

andre rocha

Apr 4, 2018, 10:14 pm Reply


Barbara Pisarski

Apr 4, 2018, 1:57 am Reply

I just found you and I love you guys. New subbie and off to watch some more videos. oh, FYI, I think i will leave my Instant to making chili lol.

Carla Raney

Apr 4, 2018, 4:04 am Reply

I was just looking up the yeast packet you had and the back of the envelope said that envelope was to be used for 5 gallons of wine! That and the chili may have been the problem lol! Too much yeast may have made it thick also. I think try it again 🙂

Michael Molloy

Apr 4, 2018, 6:24 pm Reply

Hi guys, you did didn't follow the recipe. I think you own the blogger the courtesy of at least follow his instructions. You have done him and his reputation a bad turn, and worse you put an unaccurate video on yt. I have made this wine, and its very nice when done correctly. Anyway the vid was funny just not accurate.

L. Noelle

May 5, 2018, 6:38 pm Reply

Can't stop laughing…literally. "A 10 out of 10 said no one ever"…omg. The French Accent.

UnicornMagicGG !!!!

May 5, 2018, 8:48 pm Reply

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Lora Martin

May 5, 2018, 7:32 pm Reply

I feel your pain Penn
I have gag reflux to everything


May 5, 2018, 7:04 am Reply

0:00 0:37 hahaha great job

Rachel Knabe

Jun 6, 2018, 2:36 am Reply

Love the commercial 😀

Rachel Knabe

Jun 6, 2018, 2:42 am Reply

Oh goodness, just watching Kim's face while Pen gags .. LOL

Sheri Elmont

Jun 6, 2018, 3:57 pm Reply

I love how Penn was so adamant that Kim take a real sip, which she did, and then he's the one gagging in the background. Great job, guys. Can't wait to not try this!

Merwaffles Squishies

Jun 6, 2018, 4:39 am Reply

''10 out of 10 said no one ever''

Ryan Sotto

Aug 8, 2018, 3:04 pm Reply

Humorous, genuine, natural, and enthusiastic. I loved this video. I found it on a lark looking up fermented rice wine recipes! I have friends that work abroad in Muslim countries where alcohol is banned. Perhaps their version of Scurrying Cat can provide them a fun Friday night?!?!

Chris Gauris, Sr

Aug 8, 2018, 1:31 am Reply

Yeah I will go to the liquor store. ?

Vanessa Rivers

Sep 9, 2018, 12:24 am Reply

Wheres my next nailed it?! Hahaha Im keep scrolling thru em all forever and rewatch. My favorite series BY FAR❤❤ So happy i found yall on Facebook

Jess Butterfly

Sep 9, 2018, 5:13 am Reply

Lol man baby

Sha’s Showcase

Oct 10, 2018, 6:32 am Reply

You guys are pretty funny, glad I found y'all. Quality content

Dante Velasquez

Oct 10, 2018, 5:29 pm Reply

LOL you have to have it chilled

Heather Holmes

Nov 11, 2018, 2:09 am Reply

Aren't you supposed to age the wine for 19 days after you remove it from the instant pot to complete fermentation? This was truly hilarious.

Janeway’s Starz

Nov 11, 2018, 9:30 am Reply

Really funny!! Loved the cat! How appropriate … That cat looks like it just tasted that wine! haha! But did you know that you missed some steps? Like sterilization & fermentation? And it's best to use special wine making yeast to avoid the bad taste and low alcohol level. Thanks for posting the link to the original recipe. Love you guys!

Phyl J

Nov 11, 2018, 1:23 pm Reply

Well, they didn't follow the exact instructions on the recipe, so it's no wonder it didn't taste good. Original instructions state that you need to sanitize your pot (which they didn't do, and hence the chili "flavor"). Also, original instructions specifically state you'll need to let the wine rest for some time after the 48 hour incubation period (in the instant pot) before consuming it. If all of their videos fail to follow instructions, no wonder they come up with so many "fails".

Little E On The Fly

Dec 12, 2018, 7:03 pm Reply

Im making this today with cherry juice instead. I looked on the back of my yeast. It says one packet makes 5 gallons. Might be why it was so aweful.

Kimberlee Armentrout

Dec 12, 2018, 1:48 am Reply

Can't stop laughing ghys5

Michelle King

Jan 1, 2019, 7:13 am Reply

OMG this made me laugh so hard I cried!

brenda Kelsey

Jan 1, 2019, 6:40 pm Reply

Ten ote of ten

Eileen Welter

Jan 1, 2019, 5:28 pm Reply

Pretty sure y’all just made grape juice moonshine ?


Feb 2, 2019, 2:39 am Reply

Oh man! I haven't laughed so hard watching any youtube video before EVER! You two are a HOOT! Even my wife who has the laptop not facing her but heard Penn gagging / barfing was ROTF!
Perhaps calling it "Scatting cat" would have been more appropriate! ????
Thumbs WAY Up! ??from ??

Bat Man

Feb 2, 2019, 6:58 am Reply

this seems to be one of few instant Pot Wine videos that failed too bad it didn't work for you.
Next time clean rubber gasket and top cover so no chilli taste interferes
Fun watching at least!

Yochanan Ben Yisrael

Feb 2, 2019, 6:30 pm Reply

I have no idea how I stumbled on this video, but your intro was absolutely hilarious and great video!!

Janaea S

Feb 2, 2019, 11:02 pm Reply

best commercial EVER


May 5, 2019, 9:50 pm Reply

Lame. If you’re going to do a review of something, you should at least follow the instructions.

Lyla Baird

Jun 6, 2019, 4:56 pm Reply

how do you even like DRINK that

Blueberry Blossom

Jun 6, 2019, 2:03 am Reply

Neon splatter cake, glow jar and finger print heart necklace

Heidi S

Jul 7, 2019, 12:21 am Reply

you probably should have strained it and let it chill a few days

Nawaf Al

Jul 7, 2019, 6:41 pm Reply

Lmao I loved the intro and ending

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