Tag Archives: wine making recipes

  • Nectar of the Gods: Making Your Own Mead in 5 Easy Steps

    In Principio: Before Wine, There Was Mead
    Honey for Mead

    Mead is thought to be one of, if not the oldest alcoholic beverage on earth. It was most likely discovered by accident, when thirsty hunter-gatherers happened upon an upturned beehive filled with rainwater. They drank the sweet water and experienced the first intoxication. Thus, the quest to recreate that glorious feeling began, and early humans began seeking out the secrets of fermentation.

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  • The Easiest Wine Recipe Ever

    The Easiest Wine Recipe Ever

    Here in the Midwest, we’re not exactly known for our mild, pleasant winters. Don’t get me wrong, in the summer we have fantastic fruit - cherries, peaches, blueberries, strawberries - all of which make fantastic wine. But, in the winter, however:


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  • Pumpkin Wine Recipe

    East Pumpkin Wine Recipe

    I am so ready for fall. Every year, when September 1st rolls around, I’m done with summer. I’m over it. I can pretend to be a beach goer, I can tolerate skimpy shorts and tank tops, I can even flirt with barbeques, but really, my soul belongs to fall. It’s a lot like a summer fling, really. We had our fun, but my heart belongs to another.

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  • Cherry Wine Recipe


    Summer time is the best time to make fruit wine. Most home winemakers are used to making wine from the bountiful harvest of blueberries and strawberries in June and July - but there is one type of fruit that is commonly forgotten - and it makes excellent wine.

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  • Summer Wine: Blueberry Season

    Summer Time Blueberry Wine

    Picture of blueberries for wine recipe

    So, you’ve taken your kids to the blueberry patch and now you have a few cases with juice all over their faces are precious – we still have to find something to do with all of our freshly picked blueberries. How many smoothies, fruit salads, and blueberry pie can you make before you’re all blueberry’d out, and ready for something new? Lucky for you, we have a fantastic blueberry wine recipe that is incredibly easy to make!of blueberries. While those memories made of our kiddos running through blueberry bushes 

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  • Recommended Wine Recipe Books

    Wine Making Recipe Books

    Just having your own set of wine making supplies doesn’t make you an expert vintner overnight; nor should you expect to be. That only comes with experience, but a little guidance in the form of recipes and background information on wine can help you get there faster.

    Especially as you start out as a DIY wine maker, wine recipes are extremely helpful – and Quality Wine and Ale Supply has plenty of wine recipe books that will give you all of the recipes and information you need to get off to a great start making homemade wine. Read on for a brief overview of some of these helpful wine making books.

    Wine Recipe Books

    The Home Winemaker’s Companion by Gene Spaziani is an excellent guide for the amateur wine maker. Containing a wealth of information on getting great results with wine making kits as well as more challenging projects like using a more advanced set of wine making supplies to produce wine from fresh fruit, this book is a great choice for any wine maker. Also included are 115 different wine recipes; that’s more than enough to keep the amateur vintner busy for a while.

    Mary’s Recipes is a no-nonsense collection of more than 100 wine recipes geared toward the home wine maker. The book includes recipes ranging from the most basic to the advanced, as well as all you need to know to get started with additives, hydrometers and other wine making supplies.

    The Winemakers Recipe Handbook is a handy collection of 101 easy recipes for home wine makers. These are one-gallon recipes, all packed into a very portable 34-page guide. It’s an indispensable handbook for the beginning wine maker.

    For those beginning wine makers in search of something a little more comprehensive, there’s the Winemaking Book. Over its 284 pages, this book covers recipes and techniques, and it also provides valuable information on using wine making kits and other wine making supplies.

    Kit Winemaking isn’t solely a recipe book, but this book provides recipes and just as importantly, step-by-step tips to help beginning wine makers make the best possible wines from wine making kits. A truly results-oriented book, Kit Winemaking is designed to help amateur winemakers produce great wines from the word go. If you make your own wine or are thinking of starting to do so, this is the book for you.

    These books are a great resource for any wine maker, as well as anyone with even a casual interest in how it’s done. Even if you don’t make wine yourself, these books make excellent gifts for the vintners and wine lovers in your life.

  • Recipes Help Hobbyists Do More With Their Beer Brewing and Wine Making Kits

    beer and wine making recipes

    With a range of high quality wine making and beer brewing kits on the market, it has never been easier to start making beer and wine that can rival what you find on the shelves at your local liquor store.

    Even though there are a wide variety of different prepackaged ingredient kits available, more experienced home brewers and vintners are in search of something more unique than what they can find on the shelves of their local home brew store. Continue reading

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