Romany Herbal Remedies

In these days of mass conformity many people see the beauty spots of the countryside only from the windows of motor coaches with possibly a description of them given over a microphone by a bored driver or courier. Quickly the scene has gone, and another takes its place. If the passengers do emerge from their … Read more

Home Wine Making Basics

Delightful country wines can be made at home with almost any fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains, etc; (providing they are not poisonous!). A reputable supplier will certainly stock the items mentioned and will be pleased to give advice on any problems. Grape concentrates may also be used to make good vins ordinaires quickly and simply. BASIC … Read more

Making Fruit Wines Using The Sulphiting Method

Making Fruit Wines Using The Sulphiting Method

To Make Wines Easily Likened to Commercial Products Wines made from garden and hedgerow fruits will always be the backbone of home wine-making. Despite the amount of building and road-making, there is still an abundance of wild fruits for the picking in most areas. But do take heed of the warning that fruits gathered from … Read more

Making Wine From Fruits – Boiling Method

Making Wine From Fruits, Boiling Method

Why Use The Boiling Method To Make Wine? The boiling method lost most of its popularity when it was discovered that heating the fruits gave pectin into the wine to cause heavy and permanent cloudiness. This was, of course, before pectin-destroying enzymes came onto the market for general use by amateur wine-makers. It was owing … Read more

Blending Wines

Blending Wines

I never used to understand the virtues of blending wines. I firmly believed in my early days that if I made wine from elderberries or blackberries then it must be from these alone, without any addition of any sort. I felt that if I could not make a good wine from these fruits alone, I … Read more

Using A Fermentation Cupboard For Wine Making

Using A Fermentation Cupboard For Wine Making

The Fermentation Cupboard I recommend using a fermentation cupboard and even in these days of rocketing fuel costs it is still worthwhile because consumption of fuel is negligible. So many people have written to me from time to time asking for some idea of what a fermentation cupboard really amounts to that I am giving … Read more

Yeast And Fermentation In Home Wine Making

Yeast And Fermentation In Home Wine Making

Fermentation is the process which turns our musts (prepared mixtures) into wine. Without fermentation, they would remain more or less as we prepared them, for a short time at least. If we did not add suitable yeast, but merely left the prepared mixture to itself, fermentation of sorts would commence. And undoubtedly this would be … Read more

Understanding Wine Recipes – Making Sense Quantities And Ingredients

Wine Recipes

What Wine Recipes Amount To A recipe is basically a set of instructions to be followed under normal circumstances. There are good recipes and there are useless ones. But good or useless, a very great deal depends on the method used. A good recipe will make poor wine if it is used with an unsuitable … Read more