12.2.12

Grape Wine

This is my 200th post ...... Happy Valentine's Day to all !!!!!!!


Ingredients;
For fermentation;
Grape-1kg,preferably black
Water-2litres,boiled and cooled
Sugar-1kg
Whole wheat-1tbsp
Yeast-1pinch
Cinnamon-2x1inch sticks
Cloves-5


For colour;
Sugar-1/2cup
Water-1/2cup





First rinse all the vessels used with hot water.Clean the grapes;wash it and dry it.Mash it with your hands.Take a porcelain jar(must be 3lit or more) and add the grapes,sugar,wheat,yeast,cinnamon and cloves to this.Pour the cooled water and stir well.Close it airtight and leave it in a dark cool place for 21 days.Remember to stir it every 3 to 4 days.
On the 21st day strain the wine.Caramalise half cup sugar in a pan.Add water to this to make a syrup.Add this to the wine and mix well.(I skipped this step,so you can see my wine colour is pale).Strain this wine with a muslin cloth 2 to 3 times over the next few days allowing the sediments to settle at the bottom.


Remember;
Always use boiled and cooled water.
Using clean vessels is a must to avoid bacteria which can make the wine bitter.
21 days is minimum.It tastes better the longer you store it.



10 comments:

Plateful said...

A delicious dose of antioxidants. Who'd say no to this sip?!!

maha said...

simple and really nice.......visit me when find time ..........

Hamaree Rasoi said...

It's worth waiting for 21 days to get this tasty grape wine...Well done Biny

VineelaSiva said...

Wow it looks very inviting and new to me.Never tried dear.

Suja Manoj said...

Wow delicious..

Priyas Feast said...

Perfect winde for the season

Julie said...

lovely wine..I love the home made ones!

Erivum Puliyum

Uma said...

Awesome biny. You lucky to poast your 200th post on valentine's day.Perfect show of picture for wine recipe. Love it simply.

Oly fish recipes said...

Happy valentines day dear.....Simply superb ...bookmarking it:-)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Grape wine looks wonderful...worth the wait..