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Winemaking Kits

Monday, August 27, 2018

Winemaking Kits and Home Winemaking Equipment Even though a number of pro winemakers make fruit wines for commercial sale, the history of fruit wine is one that’s been written in the root cellars, woodsheds, barns, garages and otherwise-located “man caves” of everyday Americans dating back to, well, the colonies. You...

The Big Picture of American Fruit Wine

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I found an incredible book at the bookstore the other day: The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. The 700-page reference tome was written to offer up a definition for everyone including those overseas, just what “American food” or “American cuisine” really is. In the preface, the editor describes...

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: Welcome, Washington’s Chocolate Shop Wine

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hi, How’s your January going? Recovering from the holidays? Getting used to writing 2013 on your checks? Well, believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is already less than a month away, and we have a super exciting new addition to the site just in time for you to get your...

Cranberry wine: for the holidays!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thanksgiving dinner means family, friends and oven-roasted, hand-basted turkey. And for a lot of American families, Christmas dinner means the same thing. Even my wife who’s a vegetarian gets seriously excited about these meals. Why? Because of all the traditional fixin’s: mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce and...

Welcome, Huffington Post “Menuism” Readers

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

California wine writer Etty Lewensztain gave us our first unsolicited mention in the press, a blog post titled, “Thinking Beyond the Grape: Fruit Wines” published in the Huffington Post! Nice…(and thank you, Etty!). Her bio: Etty Lewensztain is the owner of Plonk Wine Merchants, an online shop focused on small-production, artisanal...

CherryWine.com has a Facebook page! Like us!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Check us out on Facebook! Soon, our Facebook account will be a great news feed for all things fruit wine, hard cider, honey wine and fruit liquor. Use cherrywine.com to find the fruit wines and ciders that you’ve been searching the web for (and that are actually shippable to your...

Welcome, Washington’s Finnriver Farm

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

One of the newest producers to join us is Finnriver Farm, an organic cidery and fruit winery in the Seattle area that makes a fantastic lineup of  sparkling hard ciders and fruit dessert wines fortified with their homemade apple brandy. Welcome to Finnriver Farm. "Cider, anyone?" My brother lives in the...

Strawberries are coming: (strawberry wine is already here)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Howdy, 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...

Rustic Washington organic winery opens for the season

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bart Alexander over at China Bend Winery is opening up the tasting room for the season on April 2nd, and he’s inviting old friends and anyone curious about small-production organic fruit and grape wines to sample away an afternoon at the rustic winery. Tours available, too. A Washington state treasure...

Welcome, Michigan’s Peninsula Cellars

Friday, January 6, 2012

The west and especially northern part of Michigan’s lower peninsula, where the best grape growing happens, is also They grow their own cherries at Peninsula Cellars. home to the state’s best cherry farming, so it’s pretty normal for the state’s earliest winemakers to have backgrounds in cherries. Many have cherry...
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