Around 6,000 B.C. Georgians in South Caucasus discovered wine after the grape juice they buried underground for the winter fermented. That lucky accident set the stage for wine growing and making throughout the millennia.
While making wine at home isn’t quite as easy as burying grape juice in the cellar, it’s close. Join Oenophile Bill Frost as he explains the ins and outs of home winemaking for Chesapeake Forum on May 4th.
Frost will review the equipment needed and the approximate costs involved in making wine at home. He will also review the steps involved in making wine, from purchasing wine juice to opening your first bottle of home-made wine. Participants will learn about making wine from juice, as well as making wine from grapes. There will also be a brief discussion of making wine from other fruits, such as apple cider.
At the end, participants will leave with a step-by-step set of basic instructions and some commonly used terms in wine making and big savings. After expenses, the average cost of a homemade bottle of wine is about $3. Now that’s a bargain. Bottoms up!
Introduction to Home Wine Making is two (2) sessions, May 4th and 11th from 1 – 2:30. In person at the Easton Family YMCA with one field trip to see Bill’s winemaking set up. $30. To register, visit https://chesapeakeforum.org.
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