Craft beers and craft ciders are all the buzz, but now you can also craftily create your own petal wine!
The author Richelle Banks has just launched the “You Can Make Wine Out of What?” book series that includes five books about making vegetables, fruits and flowers into wine.
The home winemaking and wine beverage recipes are created using modern scientific research and ancient knowledge of natural ingredients from around the world. In these five books Banks has collected hundreds of recipes for home winemaking and included wine beverage recipes. She combines ingredients that include fruit, flower petals, tree sap and vegetables.
“My hope is that I am able to open the world’s eyes to quality wines that can be produced using fruits and vegetable people tend to overlook.”, says Banks.
Readers will find recipes for wines made from a large variety of berries and other common fruits and vegetables, as well as not-so-common ingredients collected or grown. These winemaking recipes include: berry wines, flower wines, grape wines, vegetable wines, herb wines, frozen fruit and juice wines as well as meads, sake, Sherries and hypocra.
Hypocras is a drink made from wine mixed with sugar and spices, usually including cinnamon. After steeping the spices in the sweetened wine for a day, the spices are strained out through a conical cloth filter bag called a manicum hippocraticum or Hippocratic sleeve (originally devised by the 5th century BC Greek physician Hippocrates to filter water).
The books are available from Amazon.com, each as a Kindle eBook. Or you can buy single recipe booklets from Shopify.