Muscadine Wine Recipe

Muscadine Wine Recipe

You might have heard some flack about muscadine wine recently. Some might tell you it’s just a “get drunk quick” wine with too much sugar. Others look down upon it for being too cheap. However, if you like wine with strong, aromatic qualities, or sweet wine made with ingredients indigenous to America, muscadine wine is … Read more

How To Make Hooch At Home: A DIY guide to toilet wine

How To Make Hooch At Home

Buck. Prison wine. Toilet wine. Pruno. These are all colloquial terms for homemade hooch. A practice that took off during Prohibition in the 1920s, homebrewing is still popular with DIY’ers today, and fermenting your hooch is one of the simplest projects you can do at home.   My favorite name for hooch is toilet wine, mostly … Read more

Campden Tablets

Campden Tablets

Like most ventures, making your own wine or beer takes practice before the end product can really be enjoyable. Unsuccessful attempts at homebrewing usually result in a very gross, very hard to choke down concoction that would not be out of place in a witch’s cauldron. We know from experience that a terrible batch could … Read more

Mead Facts: Alcohol Content, Taste, and What Is Mead?

Have you ever wondered what ancient Chinese emperors, Irish peasants, Vikings, and Greek philosophers have in common? They all enjoyed drinking mead.  Mead is one of the earliest alcoholic drinks, with a history that stretches back thousands of years. It is a delicate drink with a sweet flavor profile that includes a strong honey taste. … Read more

Fig Wine: How to Make Fresh Fig Wine at Home

Nature’s candy, the sweet, succulent fig, can satisfy any sweet tooth and create various dishes, including fig butter, jam, preserves, salads, flatbread toppings, cookie fillings, and even wine.  That’s right, wine. Much like its sugary cousins, grapes, you can use figs to create the peculiar yet tasty fig wine, and it doesn’t require the intense … Read more