On Making Wine, part 1
Living in the New York metro area, the idea of making anything from scratch is fascinating. We can have whatever we want, whenever we want it. You can buy amazing artisanal products easily, and often for a reasonable price. Yet some of us love the process – I know people who not only knit but spin and weave, who can and preserve, who bake bread, who make jewelry… but wine? The process is mystifying for people who don’t know what goes into it, and daunting for those who do (due to the equipment and space needed – space being in short supply for New Yorkers). So when I tell people I’m making wine, they all want to know how it works.
I’m in love with wine. I love it so much I got certified. So when someone in my wine club suggested that we try our hands at making it I thought it was a great idea, but I knew we needed to do it with people who’d done it before. There are many places around here you can make wine but we decided to try out A Little Taste of Purple.
Next time we’ll talk about the start of the process. If you have any questions you want me to answer as we go along, let me know!