The Art of Fermenting Fruit
Wine & Mead Making Tips & Recipe's from around the world


Agave Mead

I stumbled on this one and instantly thought it would be something Nico would be interested in. I think I will give it a try if I can find the nectar.

Pulque is fermented agave that is traditionally made in mexico, It is also the first step in making tequila. the finished product is sweet with a very unique flavor, the color is very light with, smells like honey

Raise a glass of barley wine

Toast 2008 at midnight with a delightful honeyed sipper that's meant for sharing

Dec 26, 2007 04:30 AM
Josh Rubin
Beer reporter

On New Year's Eve, a lot of folks head out to an overcrowded bar or restaurant where the highlight of the evening is a free glass of cheap sparkling wine at midnight.

As appealing as that sounds, it's not for everyone. If a quiet idea at home with a loved one is closer to your idea of a good way to ring in the New Year, you still might like something to sip. Picking up a bottle of Mill Street Barley Wine would be a good idea.

Tej - Ethiopian Honey wine

I was at an Ethiopian restaurant last night (Insert joke here) and had this wonderful drink called "Tej". The description said honey wine, however on speaking with the owner, I found this was far more than a basic Mead. First of all, it also has hops. Upon further reading, I discovered their definition of Hops is quite different. Here is what I found. Comments would be appreciated.

THE WINE DOCTOR: Are sulfites bad for my health?

Just another mooched article on sulphites I found.

By Matt Nugent
Thursday December 13 2007

Q I hear people talking about sulfites in wine. Are they bad for my health?

A Sulfites have been used since ancient times for many purposes, including the cleansing of wine receptacles by both Romans and Egyptians.

As food additives, they have been used since the 17th century. They are currently used for their preservative characteristics.


Mooched froom Jack Keller, anyone familiar with online wine recipe's will surely know of his work. If I end up doing this one, I would probably use honey instead f sugar and blackberry juice instead of Welches.

Banana Wine

Another tropical type wine. This one definately has some promise.


4 1/2 lbs. bananas
1/2 lbs. chopped golden raisins
3 lbs. granulated sugar
1 lemon (juice only)
1 orange (juice only)
1 gallon water
wine yeast and nutrient

Kiwi Wine

I haven't tried this one, but I'm thinking I would probably turn it into a mead.


2 kg Kiwi Fruit
1.5 kg Sugar
1 tsp Citric Acid
1 gallon Water
0.5 tsp Tannin
Yeast Nutrient

Create Your Own Wine Recipe

Just a little article I found.

Making your own wine making recipe can be a matter of establishing and combining a lot of your personal tastes into one concise segment of ingredients and seeing if they work with a wine. Many people fall under the stigma of creating a wine recipe that ends up taking the art of wine making recipe creation too seriously. Do not be afraid to experiment with what you have at your disposal and create your own wine recipe from scratch, using some of the ideologies of other wine corporations and meshing them with your own sentiments.

Goji Berry Mead - Now for something completely different

OK, so I think I may now have officially lost it. Well at least I'm not making wine out of onions or something crazy like that.

Goji berries, also known as wolf berries have quite the long history and as with just about anything medicinal from the orient there are claims it will make your penis bigger (Maybe not quite but something to do with sperm production). Hey Boner wine, why not :P


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