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Sustainable Wine
The Central Coast Vineyard Team , a nonprofit grower group that promotes sustainable wine growing through research, education and outreach, designed the SIP Certified program to promote sustainable practices in vineyards.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Hot Cider and Wine
Judith Hausman's Blog – Hot Cider and Wine – Urban Farm OnlineHot Cider and WineIf I am warming up from a chilly walk through New York's streets, inaugurating the wood burning season or congratulating myself on putting away the deck furniture, warmed,...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Wine Grape Varieties: Learn About The Best Types Of Wine Grapes
Make the cut just below a bud at a 45-degree angle, then another about an inch above the bud. Don't use herbicides near the grapevine.At spring planting time, the end of the cutting should be in ground while that nearest the tip should be above ground.If...
Ohio
Willoughby
Quick Craft: Wine-barrel Planter
Garden containers crafted from used barrels can add a whimsical accent to landscaping around your home or serve as way to edibles in spaces where you cannot otherwise dig. With the help of another adult, cut a barrel in half using a small handsaw or jigsaw.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Arsenic, Old Lace and Elderberry Wine
A co-worker told me that birds seem to be intoxicated after eating berries from his shrub. A hardy, deciduous shrub or tree, the American variety grows to 12'. I can't say much about elderberry wine as I haven't tried it, but I have used the lovely flowers...
California
El Segundo
Red Wine Cake with Poached Pears
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir well. It imparts more flavor than canola oil and gives the cake a light but moist texture. Allow pears to cool in wine. Yield: 8-12 servings Ingredients Pears 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 cup red...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Ciao, Mario … Thanks for the Wine Bottles
He always spoke Genovese, and I barely spoke Italian, but we had a nice friendship and he rattled on with a hundred stories of which I understood perhaps three. After a few minutes chat about Mario, I asked if perhaps I could get another cutting of the...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Don\'t Whine About Dandelions, Make Dandelion Wine!!
Or jelly, soup or a salad, or even a soft drink. Put a few leaves on a grilled cheese sandwich. Yummy!! Dandelion greens can be used practically anywhere you would use spinach. For the less health conscious, just pour the bacon fat over it all.
California
El Segundo
How to Arrange Flowers in a Wine Barrel Planter
This allows you to check the drainage, and will make sure the roots are saturated for optimum growth when first planted. They are also available from online sources.Determine if you want the planter upright or on its side and place it where it will be...
California
Santa Monica
Jubaea chilensis, the Chilean Wine Palm- World\'s Largest Palm Tree
One leaf is produced at a time but they are so closely spaced and around an enormous circumference that the end result is hardly and perceptible upward growth(left) Used flower spathes.
California
El Segundo
Get \
There will be many eco tours and wine and food festivals during the month of April. The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization created by the Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Grapevine Varieties: Different Types Of Grapes
There are literally thousands of grape varieties available, but only a few dozen are grown to any extent with less than 20 making up the entire world's production. Most of the modern varieties of table and wine grapes are derived from one or more species...
Ohio
Willoughby
Sherry--What it is, How it\'s Made, and How to Use it
Sherry spans the spectrum from dry, light and crisp to dark and sweet. Unlike fancy investment quality wines, for which you need to build a wine cellar, sherry should be stored upright in a cool dark place.
California
El Segundo
6 Fall Crops To Harvest For Fermented Drinks
(Dehydrating grape halves does the job, too.) If you don't have a fruit press, put the grapes in a large enamelware or stainless steel pot, cover with water, mash, simmer and strain.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Mulling Spices: Create Your Own Winter Traditions
I tend to prefer the mixtures that echo the flavors of the mulled ciders of my childhood, with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and ginger as the predominant flavors. Of the mixed spices for 2 cups of epsom salts or sea salts.
California
El Segundo
How to Identify Grapevine Leaves
Some grapevine leaves, such as those of summer grape, are deeply lobed, while fox and riverbank grapes' leaves have shallow lobes. Fox, summer and riverbank grapes are hardy in USDA zones 6 through 9, 3 through 7 and 3 through 9, respectively.
California
Santa Monica
Zone 5 Grape Varieties: Growing Grapes In Zone 5 Gardens
They can provide soil analysis, free and low cost publications as well as verbal knowledge regarding what wine grapes work best for your region.There are also a large number of zone 5 grape varieties for other uses.
Ohio
Willoughby
Home-brewing Supply Shops
Minneapolis, MN 55416 952-925-9854, 888-449-2739 Northern Brewer 2 locations: 1150 Grand Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15237 412-366-0151 DeFalco's Home Wine & Beer Supply 8715 Stella Link Houston, TX 77025 713-668-9440 Eagle Rock Home Brewing Supply 4981 Eagle...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Functional Garden Design – How To Create A “Grow And Make” Garden
Lots of herbs (like) are sources of all three when they're dried and added to your soap batter. Plants can be used to provide color, fragrance and texture, all of which are very important in soap making.
Ohio
Willoughby
Aperitifs
They simply are served cold, without ice, so forget the mixers, blenders, maraschino cherries and long-legged glasses. You put it up in the winter when citrus is best, and enjoy it cold in the summer.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
The Inheritance
Some of my friends have these machines, and they use them to squeeze the juice out of their grapes before they make it into wine. Photo by Rick Gush I inherited old wine bottles with my new studio and office.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Hardy Deciduous Shrubs for Colorful Foliage: Part 2 - Red and Purple Foliage
They are available in a wide variety of sizes, so any garden can utilize examples from this group of shrubs. In part 2 of this 3 part series, I will discuss those hardy (zone 5 and colder) shrubs whose main claim-to-fame is their red to purplish foliage.
California
El Segundo
Coffee tasting on the Big Island of Hawaii
The aroma and flavor take us right back to those misty mornings, standing by a mountain roadside on the Big Island of Hawaii, drinking in the gorgeous scenery along with the best coffee in the world.For a little additional information, hover your mouse...
California
El Segundo
Why Every Homebrewer Needs a Refractometer
While a hydrometer is great for measuring starting and finishing gravities and figuring out final alcohol content, it offers no utility for on-the-fly adaptation. A Slight Limitation As I mentioned above, you're unable to use a refractometer to measure...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Quince and Cherry Strudel
When I exclaimed at finding fuzzy, yellow quince at the local apple orchard, a fellow shopper asked me what they were and what they tasted like. I poached slices in white wine and lemon.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
French-Style New-Potato Salad
Courtesy Judith Hausman As I wait patiently for the summer's first tomatoes, squash and peppers (can eggplant be far behind?), it's easy to forget that new potatoes are ready to harvest first.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
The Mulberry Tree: Is it a Friend or a Foe? Is it Wonderful Fruit or Free Bird Food?
The white berries, although not as attractive to birds, are "honey" sweet.All types make excellent pies and jams.Beware if you choose to plant a purple or red mulberry tree. Another variety produces an off-white fruit.
California
El Segundo
The Hard Stuff
I've tasted earthy Berkshire Bourbon from Great Barrington, Mass., and pear eau-de-vie from Ashford, Conn., but I can stay right here in my home state to explore this trend. Like the Hudson Valley, the East End of Long Island already has a respectable...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Tradition … Tradition!
Our family does not follow kosher dietary rules, which gives us quite a lot of latitude. I'll also pass along the Sephardic version of charoset, from the Jewish cultures of Spain and the Mediterranean.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia