Grape Wine Recipe/ How to make grape wine at home
Wine symbolises celebrations. Easter Christmas christian weddings are incomplete without wine. Wine can be prepared using Grapes, Pineapple, Banana, Jackfruit, Rice etc.
This is a traditional Kerala recipe of Wine making.
- 2 kg Grapes
- 1.6 kg Sugar
- 1.5 tsp Yeast
- 25 gms Spice (2 or 3 pieces Cinnamon, 10-12 elaichi,rest cloves crushed). Adding spices makes wine aromatic
- 100 gms beetroot 1 small
- 1 litre boiled and cooled water
- 50 gms Semolina
Points to Remember
All the utensils and spoons used in the process of wine making should be washed well in hot water
Use seeded grapes (seeds help in fermentation)
Measure the ingredients accurately
The lid of the jar should not be airtight
Clean the ceramic/ glass jar and sun dry before preparing wine.
Separate grapes from stalks and wash them well in warm water 2 or 3 times.
Crush them in a blender or mash them with a spoon.
Grate the beetroot and boil it for 10 mins adding 1/4 litre water. Do not overcook. Drain the juice and keep it aside for further use. This process is to add colour to the wine.
Dissolve yeast in luke warm water for 15 mins so that it rises.
Add crushed grapes into the ceramic/ glass jar then layer it with 2 or 3 spoon full of sugar then crushed spices again crushed grapes and so on.
Add boiled and cooled water and dissolved yeast into this jar
Semolina is loosely wrapped and tied in a muslin cloth and left in the jar to speedup fermentation process. You can also add broken wheat instead of semolina.
Close the jar with lid and put a muslin cloth over this and loosely tie the jar with a thread.
Stir the mixture with dry wooden spatula every 24 hours.
Repeat for 21 days. Afterwards strain the grape pulp mixture into another vessel using a cotton cloth and store it in glass bottles for another 10 days so that the sediments settle down and wine becomes clear. Longer the wine is stored better is the taste. Enjoy your wine with family and friends.