I like wine, and I love learning how to do new things. Thing brings me to my latest project – winemaking.
Making wine has been on my mind for a while but I became intimidated by the process after buying and reading a book that I though would accommodate beginning wine makers; it turned out the book was far more complex. This stalled my initiative to get started. I finally decided to research wine making on-line for better instructions, recipes, and a list of ingredients.
From my research I gained enough momentum to go to Fulkerson Winery, a nearby winemaker in the Finger Lakes, to buy some basic supplies. Fulkerson Winery is awesome – they offer Saturday winemaking classes during the season, carry a huge inventory for winemaking and home brewing, and carry grape juice from just about every grape imaginable. They have even take the time to answer a few of my questions – very much appreciated!
The pictures below show my juice which is currently fermenting. Fermenting the first major step to making any wine. The balloon at the top of my jug will eventually deflate when the fermenting slows. When this happens there will be an update – so stay turned!
Have you ever made your own homemade wine or beer? I’d love to hear about your experiences. Please share! What’s one of the hardest DIY projects you’ve ever done?
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