Monday, April 23, 2012
It’s a cold spring here in northern Michigan, but I know that downstate lilacs are coming out weeks ahead of schedule. This is just to say that the season’s first fruit harvest, mouth-watering local strawberries, are usually only as far off as late May, but in some areas due to the warm March, harvests might be a lot closer.
Wineries need time to make strawberry wine, of course. It doesn’t happen overnight. If that’s the “bad” news, the good news is that you actually don’t have to wait because handcrafted strawberry wine made from last year’s berries is at its peak right now.
Getting impatient for those amazing local strawberries? Get yourself some strawberry wine. We feature several bottles from makers of small batch wines made from those very juicy local berries and released to the public just a few months ago.
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