Home Wine Making Basics

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…

How To Make Apple Wine

How To Make Apple Wine

Wine Made With Apples As A Base Apples, like rhubarb, are a very useful basic wine making ingredient. Combined with a variety of other ingredients they make some excellent wines which could not be obtained any other way. Apples contain pectin and sometimes a little starch. We shall be adding Pektolase as a matter of…

Making Wine From Rhubarb

Making Wine From Rhubarb

RHUBARB AS A BASIC INGREDIENT Rhubarb is a very versatile ingredient for making wines that may be used alone — with additives to assist fermentation — or with a variety of other fruits to produce a profusion of recipes for some really outstanding wines. The advantages of rhubarb are that it is cheap, plentiful and has…

How To Make Flower Wines

How To Make Flower Wines

In previous articles on this subject I have recommended the use of a synthetic must in flower wines as a basic fermentable medium and one which improved these wines a good deal. This is not now available. It is a fact that flowers themselves do not produce good fermentation although we add tannin in the…

How To Make Vegetable Wines

How To Make Vegetable Wines

MAKING WINES WITH VEGETABLES IS EASY I believed for a long time believe that with so many modern ingredients available today for making top-class wines so easily and quickly the somewhat tedious chore of preparing vegetables for wine-making would be too much for anybody. But I was wrong. Visits to wine-making clubs where vegetable wines…

Fruit Wine Recipes – Hedgerow And Garden Fruits

Fruit Wine Recipes – Hedgerow And Garden Fruits

[toc] BLACKBERRY WINES Burgundy style, but different from Blackcurrant DRY 1.6 kg (3 ½ lb) blackberries; 1 kg (2 ¼ lb) sugar; good wine yeast and nutrient; level teaspoonful Pektolase; water as in method 3.5 dl (13 fl oz) Burgundy-style concentrate; reduce sugar by 350 g (13 oz) MEDIUM 1.8 kg (4 lb) blackberries; 1.125…

Easy To Make Fruit Wines

Easy To Make Fruit Wines

With more and more people living in flats or other limited accommodation, there is an increasing need for recipes and methods that produce wines that can be ready in a short time, be used up quickly owing to shortage of storage space, and yet still be wines of reasonable quality. Let us copy the French…

How To Store Home Made Wine

How To Store Home Made Wine

Storing Wines In The Best Environment Temperature and darkness are two very important factors here. There is very little the average amateur can do about storing in the ideal temperature simply because he has to store wherever he can. But it is worthwhile during the maturing period to attempt to keep the temperature fairly constant…

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…

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…

Understanding Wine Recipes – Making Sense Quantities And Ingredients

Understanding Wine Recipes – Making Sense Quantities And Ingredients

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…