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Elderflower champagne is my generic term for a sparkling elderflower wine. But it could be a “beer,” too. I walk you through how to make your elderflower drink at home, with lots of variations depending on your preferences. Regardless, this is a perfect summer spritzer.
If you want to make your own fruit wines – wines worthy of the snootiest wine snob – this is how to do it. I’ve been making fruit wines for 20 years, and here is my method. It requires some special equipment, a lot of patience, and a little math. But the result is more than worth it.
Verjus, or verjuice, is the juice of unripe grapes. It is a classic French alternative to vinegar, and it is pretty easy to make. Here’s how.
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Making homemade wines from raisins or other fruits instead of winegrapes can be just as satisfying as making a fine table red or a crisp white. Aged well, they can be a validation of sorts.
This is the year I graduate to becoming a middling winemaker. Making your own wine isn’t terribly difficult; inmates do it with grape juice and a piece of stale bread. Making wine you’d want to put into a bottle and store in your house for several years is another level — a level I reached […]
I’ve been out of sorts lately. Not necessarily bad, but I feel a little thin, and not in a good way. Technology has been failing me lately, and juggling several creative jobs is leaving me wrung out and sodden more often of late. This is when I remember how mentally calming it was to work […]