Tagged: fruit wine

Winemaking 101 – Episode 8 – What Is Wine?

Winemaking 101 – Episode 8 – What Is Wine?

I participate on Wine Making Talk, a wine maker’s forum. My time is mixed between general discussions and helping others — especially newbies — with the wine making process, problems, and general advice. For...

2018 Elderberry Batch #2

2018 Elderberry Batch #2

August 2018 – This batch is the first time I’m trying an experiment I’ve been considering for 30 years — feeding a wine sugar to jack the alcohol up to ~18% and sweetening it,...

2018 Elderberry Batch #1

2018 Elderberry Batch #1

August 2018 – This concentrate was a spur-of-the-moment purchase — I was thinking about elderberry and then I spotted the package in American Brewmaster. I didn’t even read the ingredients until I reached home....

2013 Apple, 2nd run

2013 Apple, 2nd run

December 2013 – When I was done juicing the apples from this year’s apple wine, I had a bucket of moist pulp. Since I could not let it go to waste, I started a...

2013 Apple

2013 Apple

December 2013 – I haven’t made apple wine in decades. The price for a bushel of red delicious at the Raleigh Farmer’s Market was $20, so I snagged one. My juicer got a workout!...

1990 Strawberry

1990 Strawberry

June 2021 – I was looking through my old notebook and spotted these notes in between blank pages in the middle of the book. Unfortunately the notes are very incomplete — I know when...

1987 Pear

1987 Pear

September 2006 – This was the last pear wine I made. While I like pears to eat, the fruit is too bland to make a good wine. Ingredients Fruit 6-3/4# pears Water 1 quart...

1987 Elderberry

1987 Elderberry

September 2006 – We had elderberry bushes growing along the river by our main field. My brother helped me pick the elderberries and strip them off the branches. It was a lot of things...

1986 Apple

1986 Apple

October 2018 – I had no idea what I was doing when I made this. Of course, there was no internet in which to look things up, and the books I had at the...

1986 Peach

1986 Peach

October 2018 – As my notes indicate, I remember nothing of this wine. It’s also a very odd batch size, so I’m guessing I had 6 lbs of peaches and made wine from what...