Wild Winemaking (Paperback)
Easy & Adventurous Recipes Going Beyond Grapes, Including Apple Champagne, Ginger-Green Tea Sake, Key Lime-Cayenne Win
Storey Publishing, 9781612127897, 272pp.
Publication Date: February 20, 2018
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Making wine at home just got more fun, and easier, with Richard Bender's experiments. Whether you're new to winemaking or a seasoned pro, you'll find this innovative manual accessible, thanks to its focus on small batches that require minimal equipment and use an unexpected range of readily available fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. The ingredient list is irresistibly curious. How about banana wine or dark chocolate peach? Plum champagne or sweet potato sak ? Chamomile, sweet basil, blood orange Thai dragon, kumquat cayenne, and even cannabis rhubarb wines have earned a place in Bender's flavor collection. Go ahead, give it a try.
About the Author
Richard Bender has been making wine for more than 30 years with ingredients he's harvested from his own gardens, foraged in the wild, and purchased at groceries and farmers' markets. A former nurseryman, Richard has strong relationships with botanic gardens across the U.S. and nearly 50,000 social media followers.He is the author of Bountiful Bonsai and has written for Horticulture, Field & Stream, and The Herbal Companion. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.