Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wine Making Book

As most of you know, I make a lot of organic wines at home. I wrote a book, about a year ago, entitled "Making Organic Wine At Home". It is free for anyone to download on the "
Freebies" page of my farm site.

This week I added recipes for the wines I have made recently that we have liked. I use acid blend instead of lemon or orange juice. It's much more exact and much easier to control. Acid blend and pectic enzyme can both be found at any winemaking supply store or ordered online.

I hope these recipes will make winemaking easier for you and will help to give those timid people a good start. Wines without sulphite taste so much better, cleaner and you can really taste the fruit. A reasonable amount will not give you a headache, either. It really is a great hobby!


Donna OShaughnessy said...

Just stopping by to say hello and thank you for commenting on my post (about giving meat for Christmas) on the Renegade Farmer.

Love your blog. I'll be back!

Leigh said...

Sheryl, thanks! This is something I've never tried before. Looks very well written and easy to follow.

icebear said...

Thanks for offering the book. I have downloaded it before and it looked very clear and easy to follow.
I happened to lose it in some weird file corruption kerfuffle my laptop decided to unleash upon itself. Its all fixed now but i will have to download it again.

Hopefully soon, my yard will produce enough ingredients so i can experiment. The other thing i need to have happen depends on my toddler calming down enough for me to have the time to perform each step of the winemaking process on time. My attempt at lilac wine went to waste because i was not able to get the chance for the next step. So it lingered until i realized i was simply not going to have time for it.
Maybe when she's 20 and in her own place, lol

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How wonderful and sweet of you for sharing. Have a prosperous new year ahead in your wine making! blessings,Kathleen

April said...

Hi Sheryl,

Thank you for all the comments you posted recently on my little blog, Wahsega Valley Farm. I've just popped over to your site and see that I have a lot of reading to do! Thank you for posting your wine book; I will download it soon as my husband would LOVE to make his own wine (or, rather, have me make it so he can drink it!)

Providence Acres Farm said...

Welcome April! I liked your site! It's the long hair that drew me to it ;-) I'm starting a "hair care" blog together with a friend soon.

Wills Kitchen said...

I have wanted to make some wine ever since I have been reading your blog. The mint sounds real interesting but the bottle of the strawberry wine looks scrumptious. Hope you have a great New Year!