Thursday, December 9, 2010

Alcohol in the news; Homemade wine

from the buzz

Homemade wine

This article is both a plug for Alto Vineyards, and a recipe for making wine.

Alto Vineyards, a local vineyard in Illinois, has been producing wine since the late ‘80s. Jim Dubnicek, the general manager at the Champaign location, said that Alto grows French hybrid grapes that can “withstand the cold weather and are dormant in the winter.” During the winter, the majority of the pruning is done, Dubnicek added.

Here is an easy adapted recipe for making a dry red table wine. Many of the equipment pieces can be found at home brewing or home wine making stores, such as Friar Tuck.

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