Strawberry Wine
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Can be quite alcoholic..drink it when its icy cold. And please DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!

Picture of wine made by chopping up the strawberries
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Picture of wine made by slicing up the strawberries
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My Verdict :
I prefer the chopped up fruits to make wine. Because:

1. The wine colour is more RED, smells like Strawberries and tastes sweet naturally and strawberry is very evident.

2. The 2nd pic, the wine is more pink, very acidic with a bit of gas like drinking 7 Up or Coke. Strawberry flavour totally lost, smell of Strawberry completely gone. I will use this for marinating meats instead.

Yields 500ml
500g fresh strawberries, leaves, stalk discarded, chopped finely
50g sugar

1. Wash, clean, cut and discard the leaves, stalks. Chop finely.
2. In a big bowl, add strawberries mixed with sugar..toss like salad
3. Put the contents in a glass jar, tighten the cover.
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4. Leave it aside for 7 days. Loosen the cover every alternate day.
5. Every day you should see some bubbles building up in the jar. It should smell of wine and not mouldy.
6. After the 7th day, you can open the jar, sieve out the wine.

I use the strawberries to bake a cake. The cake smells great and it does not have a hint of the wine at all.
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7. Harvested wine should be kept in the fridge. Drink it cold with ice.
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  Re: Strawberry Wine by Gina_Choong (Can be quite alcohol...)
Okay, I had to log back in to comment on this! William is going to LOVE this! Thanks, Gina! I'm wondering now if it would work with other fruits? Like blueberries, peaches,..etc!
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  Re: Re: Strawberry Wine by Gourmet_Mom (Okay, I had to log b...)

Remember : Blueberries are VERY expensive in I haven't tried that yet.

So far I have tried the following fruits :

Green Apples..this is so good!
Starfruit : my girls loved this..we had to fight over it. Makes a wonderful wine cooler
Red Apples .. heavenly!

I found out that if you use semi ripe fruits, you get a better flavour and taste.

Only thing you must take note:

only the fruit: no leaves, no stalks, no seeds, no branches.

Easiest way to measure ratio : 10% of the total weight of fruits will be the sugar.
People Learn from one another, just as iron sharpens iron. Proverbs 27:17 New Internationl Version, Bible

  Re: Re: Strawberry Wine by Gina_Choong (Daphne[br][br]Rememb...)
This sounds awfully good. It will have to wait until we get back to CA - no where to store it here.
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