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TAG : winemaking

Micro-Batch Dandelion Wine

Ten years ago this spring, my husband and I made a 5 gallon batch of dandelion wine on our first date.  Dandelion wine requires commitment you see.  While you can pick enough dandelions for a good-sized batch in about 20 minutes, it takes hours to separate the flavorful petals from the bitter ...

How to Make Rhubarb Blueberry Wine

My grandmother’s recipe box has several wine recipes, including dandelion, rhubarb, gooseberry, and grape. As soon as I laid eyes on the rhubarb wine recipe, I knew we had to try it as well. Our backyard rhubarb patch supplies us with more than what we need for pies and jam. No better way to ...

Herb Wines from Scratch: A Wine-Making Glossary

  Photo by Getty Images/Morsa ImagesACIDS. Components of wine which help balance flavor and preserve the wine during aging. Grape wines naturally contain a balance of acids, but a purchased acid blend and/or small quantities of citrus fruit must be added to herb and flower wines.AGING. Curing ...

A Cheap and Easy Homemade Wine Recipe

Gary Dunford asked if it's possible to make wine at home without buying $40 worth of equipment. The answer is yes. I started making wine with stuff I could scrounge while living in a one room apartment in the city. Following are my own Super Simple directions. They're guaranteed to ...

Fermentation

Inspiration for edible alchemy.