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Flower Wine Did you know that wine isn’t only made from grapes? You can make wine from berries, vegetables, fruits, and flowers! Any flower that is edible can be used to make an interesting wine. It is important to know what parts of a flower can be used. Never use the steam and leaves because they tend to be bitterer than the petals. Flower wine is the easiest type of wine to make at home. In fact, flower wines are usually made at home and are seldom found in grocery stores. Dandelion Wine Perhaps the most common flower wine in the United States is the one produced from dandelions. Because dandelion wine is very light, it needs an acid to help give it body. Raisins, lemons, oranges, dates, sugar, and figs are usually added. Dryer wine will use less sugar. Red Clover Wine Red Clovers make beautiful wines. Lemons, raisins, grape juice, and sugar are usually added to the wine to give it more flavors. It is amber in color and almost tastes like clover tea. It is best to collect these flowers once the dew of the morning is gone. Honeysuckle Wine Honeysuckle flowers create a dry wine. It is usually made with honey and an acid blend to give it its light, flowery taste. Never use the berries of the honeysuckle, which are very poisonous. Also, make sure to clean the honeysuckle flowers thoroughly because insects tend to find in them. Marigold Wine Marigold creates a light, golden wine. At times, it may even be red, depending on the colors of the flowers. Adding acidy flavors like oranges or lemons, gives this wine a citrus flavor. As always, never include the stems or sepals and sugar is added to your sweetness preference. Berries Can Be Used Too! Even though flowers give you that light and flowery taste, berries are also popular to brew. They give you the most guaranteed results. Raspberry wine takes a long time to make, often more than a year, but the outcome is delicious. Blackberry wine is a favorite among wine brewers because of its high alcohol content. Elderberry is another favorite because of its rich taste and tannin. Elderberry Wine Elderberry wine has been used for thousands of years. Unlike dandelions, they produce a rich wine and are usually added to other wines to enrich their color and tannin. The amount of berries used determines how much taste the wine has. How to Make Flower Wine at Home 1. Grow edible flowers (rose, lilac, chamomile, honeysuckle, marigold, dandelions) 2. Pick & clean flowers in the morning 3. Remove petals from steams 4. Add hot water or simmer flowers for 1 hour 5. Add sugar 6. Add an acid blend (orange juice, raisins, white grape juice, etc) & yeast 7. Leave for three days, and then strain. This may be done every 60 days until there are no more particles in the wine. When left to age for more than 6 months, the taste of the wine will be extraordinary. One year is the best.

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  • 1.Flower WineDid you know that wine isnt only made from grapes? You can make wine from berries, vegetables, fruits, and flowers! Any flower that is edible can be used to make an interesting wine. It is important to know what parts of a flower can be used. Never use the steam and leaves because they tend to be bitterer than the petals. Flower wine is the easiest type of wine to make at home. In fact, flower wines are usually made at home and are seldom found in grocery stores.

2. Dandelion Wine Perhaps the most common flower wine in the United States is the one produced from dandelions. Because dandelion wine is very light, it needs an acid to help give it body. Raisins, lemons, oranges, dates, sugar, and figs are usually added. Dryer wine will use less sugar. 3. Red Clover Wine Red Clovers make beautiful wines. Lemons, raisins, grape juice, and sugar are usually added to the wine to give it more flavors. It is amber in color and almost tastes like clover tea. It is best to collect these flowers once the dew of the morning is gone. 4. Honeysuckle Wine Honeysuckle flowers create a dry wine. It is usually made with honey and an acid blend to give it its light, flowery taste. Never use the berries of the honeysuckle, which are very poisonous. Also, make sure to clean the honeysuckle flowers thoroughly because insects tend to find in them. 5. Marigold Wine Marigold creates a light, golden wine. At times, it may even be red, depending on the colors of the flowers. Adding acidy flavors like oranges or lemons, gives this wine a citrus flavor. As always, never include the stems or sepals and sugar is added to your sweetness preference. 6. Berries Can Be Used Too! Even though flowers give you that light and flowery taste, berries are also popular to brew. They give you the most guaranteed results. Raspberry wine takes a long time to make, often more than a year, but the outcome is delicious. Blackberry wine is a favorite among wine brewers because of its high alcohol content. Elderberry is another favorite because of its rich taste and tannin. 7. Elderberry Wine Elderberry wine has been used for thousands of years. Unlike dandelions, they produce a rich wine and are usually added to other wines to enrich their color and tannin. The amount of berries used determines how much taste the wine has. 8. How To Make Flower Wine At Home 1. Grow edible flowers (rose, lilac, chamomile, honeysuckle, marigold, dandelions) 2. Pick & clean flowers in the morning 3. Remove petals from steams 4. Add hot water or simmer flowers for 1 hour 5. Add sugar 6. Add an acid blend (orange juice, raisins, white grape juice, etc.) & yeast 7. Leave for three days, and then strain. This may be done every 60 days until there are no more particles in the wine. When left to age for more than 6 months, the taste of the wine will be extraordinary. One year is the best. 9. We hope you have enjoyed this presentation on flower wines. For information on the benefits of wine and resveratrol, visit us at Vine Vera Cosmetics.