There’s somewhere special that I would like to take you. Wyken Vineyards is one of our favorite spots, and I have the pleasure of doing regular photography for this beautiful property, which includes extensive gardens, a restaurant, a farm, and a vineyard. I heard that the grape harvest starts this week, so I had to […]
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If you could describe the essence of this summer for you, what would it look like? For me this year, it’s drinking plum wine at the beach. We picked some wild plums last month, and quickly turned them into an easy wine. And on every sunny evening available to us, we have been packing up […]
In the last couple of years, we have made a lot of wine at home. It’s easy to do, and is good, cheap fun. Yes, we have had a few flops (still need to dump a few bottles of dandelion wine that are in the basement) but many of them have been pretty darn good […]
Last week, we managed to go cherry picking four times! It kind of blows my mind that there are so many fruit trees planted around here that no one seems to pick the fruit from. I don’t know why that is… It is perfectly legal to do so, and few things are as obviously edible […]
Is it too hot? Sangria. Is that bottle of wine you opened a week ago no longer drinkable? Sangria. Cheap wine? Lousy wine? Sangria. Fresh summer fruit fading fast? Sangria. Need a drink that will go far at a party? Sangria. Need a mixed drink that will keep for a week in the fridge? Sangria. […]
Let’s make some Sparkling Rose Petal Wine! I am excited about this recipe because this is a brew you can all make, at just about any time of year. The list of ingredients is very short, and the star of the show– dried rose petals– can be found easily, either at your local herb shop, […]
I am making Elderberry Wine! I would say “I made elderberry wine,” but since it’s not in bottles yet, I consider the thing still in process. But I can tell you that it is going very well. This was my first attempt at wine-making. I’ll tell you how I am doing it, after scouring a […]