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Cheap and Tasty Home-Made Wines

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Cheap and Tasty Home-Made Wines

Time: September 29, 2012 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Yandina Community Gardens
Street: Cnr North & Farrell Sts
City/Town: Yandina
Website or Map: http://yandinacommunitygarden…
Phone: Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message
Event Type: free, workshop
Organized By: Yandina Community Gardens
Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2012

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Event Description

Phillip Richards

Learn to make traditional country wines from your own fruits and vegetables. In this workshop, Phillip will demonstrate the necessary methods and equipment -including using cheap and readily available, home-made materials.


Phillip will make a batch of apple cider and, if you would like to experience making your own cider at the end of the presentation, you will need to bring your own 2 litre bottle of preservative-free, plain apple juice (straight off the shelf, not from the fridge/freezer section in the supermarket); two 1.25 litre empty & clean PET bottles and two balloons.

Generally, the emphasis will be on using your excess produce, being self-reliant and making a good drink economically. Tastings and recipes will be provided.

Bookings are NOT required for the workshop

Bring pad and pen for taking notes.

Duration is approximately 1½ to 2 hrs.

These FREE workshops are open to everyone in the community, not just members and volunteers at the Gardens.

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Comment by Lissa on September 27, 2012 at 8:50

No mention of pasteurised in the ad Elaine, just preservative free.

I really don't expect it will matter to anyone but the consumer if it has preservative or not. Probably just his personal preference. Then again, preservative may interfere with whatever process he uses to create the cider.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on September 27, 2012 at 7:11

Now why would he want pasteurised Apple juice? The juice on the shelf is at least that if not preservative added. The juice from the fridge is more likely to be preservative-free.

Comment by Lissa on September 27, 2012 at 5:21

Attendees please note: the community gardens have updated the information in regards to this workshop.

The new information is in the listing. Please read.

You can now bring a 2lt bottle of preservative free plain apple juice and some other bits, to make your own cider. This company is at Virginia and other locations - I think they sell to the public - will check them out today.

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