Wine/The Art and Science of Winemaking
This drink is made during Christmas Season. It is very delicious, your friends will love it
- 4 kg dark black grapes;
- 4 L water (boiled & cooled);
- 4 kg sugar;
- 2 eggs – whites only;
- 2 ounces [60 mL] of liquid yeast or 2 tbspns [15 mL] of dry yeast granuals;
- A handful of whole wheat;
- Sugar for colouring – ½ - ¾ cup [120 - 180 mL].
Clean and wash grapes well removing stalks, crush nicely with hand until you get a good purple colour. Place the crushed grapes in a ceramic jar with half the quantity of sugar (i.e. 2 kgs Sugar), add water, egg whites, yeast & wheat – mix well & keep airtight for 21 days – stirring well every alternative day. After 21 days strain away the grape pulp mixture, add the balance sugar to the wine – mix well & keep airtight for another 21 days to ferment. Now filter the wine (you could use a muslin cloth & strain the wine) – keep aside. Take a wok add the sugar kept for colouring (1/2 –3/4 Cup) – place on fire & go on stirring till the sugar melts & becomes dark brown/black in colour - but do not allow it to burn – now add about 5-7 tbsps. Of hot water to this syrup little @ a time & mix well, add this syrup to the wine & mix well – store the wine in a clean jar & use.