Winecraft: Thai Basil

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If you haven’t already tried making them, herb wines are fabulous. They’re easy to make and delightful to drink. Mint is one of my favorites and it’s a good way to use up an excess of that prolific plant. I happened to have some Thai basil that was fast approaching becoming past its prime, so I figured why not try a basil wine?

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Winecraft: Apple-Fruit Cocktail v2.0

Cloudy now, but it will clear with time

Having previously posted on my first attempt at making Apple-Fruit Cocktail wine, I thought it was time for another batch. V1.0 was surprisingly good – I was prepared for something along the lines of a cloyingly-sweet “Pruno”-type beverage, but it was actually a respectable wine. With some leftover apple juice and a couple of cans of tropical fruit cocktail sitting in the pantry, it was time to make the next version!

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