The Almighty Grape

Wow, the grape Gods were good to us this year!! We found out yesterday how plentiful  the vines are this year. The wild black grape that grows near the pond up from the house gave us a great idea. Wine. So, needless to say, I turned my trustworthy internet friends to point me in the right direction. We’re going to follow a great recipe for homemade grape wine that doesn’t use yeast.  We’re not in it for the alcohol content, just merely the project and the outcome of flavor. This is a more primitive way to most of the new innovative ways we found, but, hey, our mountains of North Carolina are littered full of tales of wine making and they didn’t use any yeast or fancy ways of doing it. Well, we will find out later if this project is a tasty one! Well, in about 5 months, we’ll know.  I’ll try to keep documenting the entire project.

First, we took old large pickle jars and filled with the grapes we had harvested. We then mashed them leaving all pulp and juices.  We’ve taken plastic wrap and placed over top and 2 coffee filters (more our idea, then the recipe’s) and secured with a rubber band over the top. The recipe states to keep these jars out in the sun for a week and then scrape off the mold and then add sugar. So, we’ll be following up and post our next steps.


About amrecipes

My love of cooking has taken over. I was on the net one day and saw an ad for a recipe contest. I entered. Then, I entered another. Then another, and so on and when I won a contest... an entire year's worth of tomato products, I was hooked. Since then, I've entered many many different recipe contests. I have won a trip to New York, entries into cook-offs, a recipe published in a Kraft/Paula Deen cookbook and many food products and food related items. I enjoy cooking and entering recipe contests. I hope I spark an interest in others to create something they can be proud of. I'm always getting more ideas from the internet. Wow, I remember not having the internet years ago. It's a God send and I'm trying to cover every inch of the food sites!! Join me in my quest to keep fresh ideas flowing and creating new and exciting dishes.
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