Thursday, January 21, 2010
I have never made wine before, but it really intrigues me, especially from the stand point of preserving fruit juice without refrigeration. I am sure that the first wines were juice that fermented by accident and people liked the results and the additional benefit of the alcohol or vinegar, however the first batch turned out. I am sure that for primitive people thousands of years ago and explorers even hundreds of years ago one of the most difficult aspects of survival was getting vitamin C during the winter months when fresh fruit and vegetables were not available. Wine was the cure for Scurvy! With wine they were able to drink their vitamins year round. Now that I am having better crops of grapes as well as blackberries and elderberries, I have been looking around for good websites for making wine. I may try to make some wine this Fall.