If you are a wine drinker, I have learned that it’s much gentler on your wallet to make your own homemade wine. For the cost of about 50 cents to about $1.50 a bottle you can fill up your wine cellar for this wine and have some on hand for any social event. I don’t know of any place that sells wine for $1.00 a bottle. Now that is a bargain!
You will mostly re-use the same bottles over and over for your wine making adventures, and this keeps your bottom line costs down as well. Since you are re-using them for the same purpose, it takes a lot longer before they end up in the landfill or recycled – and a lot more batches of wine usually go into each bottle!
All your friends will think you are a hipster because it’s so trendy right now but the truth is you can be trendy all the way to the bank! You can be the Host or Hostess with the Mostess and smile proudly that you served very frugal bottles of wine all about the event you are hosting. You can even bring a bottle as a host or hostess gift.
It’s Self Reliant!
It’s another way to be self reliant and for you to further distance yourself from over inflated commercial prices now that wine has become popular. It just keeps growing in popularity! Yes, you still need a source of sweetener (primarily sugar), but you can grow your own produce to make wine and you control the quality of the ingredients and the process! You can even make dandelion wine….weeds right from your local yard or meadow turned into delicious wine! Just make sure they haven’t been sprayed with pesticides.
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If you are a prepper, your wine making skills could set you up for a nice bartering commodity. Just trade wine for other items you may need. We are currently making wine with our own Jerusalem Artichokes. They are easy to grow in Coastal North Carolina and the wine they produce is quite nice, but they are invasive.
Not right away, but as you go along with your wine making experiences, you will get better at it and you will know exactly the flavors you are looking for and will be able to come up with your own custom wine blend. Currently, my husband is making a low sugar Jerusalem Artichoke Wine for me since I am leading a more Paleo lifestyle.
It’s Not That Difficult!
There are tons of blog posts and pins that will show you step by step how to make your own wine and soon you will be on your way to having your own wine cellar and teaching others about this fun new hobby of yours!
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Some Wine Making Posts To Help Get You Started….
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