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December 21, 2009

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I love fruit wine. when I started making wine at home it was much Its just a matter of keeping in mind the basics; sugar, acidity, and tannins. Apples, pears, plums, cherry, rasp and blackberries all make nice wines. Strawberry, blueberry, rhubarb, are not so good, no tannins, very little acidity.

more importantly, these fruit wines make excelent distilates. You cant make calvados or poire william with out apple or pear wine. Both Damson (blue prune) and Mirabelle make excelent eau de vies, as does cherry.

I love fruit wine. when I started making wine at home it was much ... easier to get locally grown pears or plums of high quality than grapes...

If you ever make it down towards Ithaca give the fruit wines from Glenhaven Farm a try - age the blueberry wine for a couple of years and blind taste your cab franc friends on it and watch their eyes cross...

Rowland, good tips! Rick, I'll have to check that out - I love blueberries and would be really interested to see how that particular fruit wine ages.

Niagra Fruit wines will make my day. It's a perfectgift for Christmas as a perfect Christmas dinner requires an all inclusive recipe of a festively decorated home, conversation inspiring libations, wines

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