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Updates: Homemade Pineapple, Sweet Potato, Banana Wines

Yesterday, Mr. Scribbles and I spent the afternoon tasting and sweetening three of our wines in progress. Here’s our process for back-sweetening wine: 1. Pour a sample of wine. 2. Sniff. 3. Taste a sip. 4. Sniff and taste again. 5. … Continue reading

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Homemade Banana Wine

Bananas are quite possibly Mr. Scribbles’ favorite food. So why wouldn’t he want to ferment them into a wine? Three gallon batch, begun May 26, 2013. Peel and puree about 13 lbs of very ripe bananas, or 45 bananas. Place … Continue reading

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Homemade Sweet Potato Wine Recipe

Why sweet potato wine? Well, why not sweet potato wine? In addition to grapes and various fruits, i.e. strawberries, blackberries, apple, mango, etc., it seems you can ferment just about anything and make an alcoholic substance out of it. I’ve … Continue reading

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Homemade Fruit Concentrate Wine Recipe

One of Mr. Scribbles’ projects, he’s made this wine a couple of times before. It is a refreshing, fruity, slightly sweet wine that is okay to drink young, but becomes really tasty once it ages for at least a year … Continue reading

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January 2013 RJ Spagnols En Primeur NZ Pinot Noir Kit

This was the kit that I mentioned here, and said I wouldn’t start it until I updated my blog. Well, as you can see, I lied. Well, would you wait? No, you wouldn’t… 1/26/13 Started the kit per the instructions. … Continue reading

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