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Making Nettle Wine

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Here we follow Michael White, experienced forager and wild food expert, as he outlines the steps to take to make delicious nettle wine. Michael talks us through the process from start to finish - harvesting the tender tips of the nettles, the additional ingredients, fermentation, straining off the sediment, bottling...and tasting the end product! http://www.ruralcourses.co.uk/ An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv


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I want to give it a go! Thanks for the recipe

Paola Energya

March 2, 2018

Thanks for these great videos, you deserve more views!

wyldnfryd

March 2, 2018

Spot the ladybug.
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Sutton Hoo

March 2, 2018

Regarding that air lock device: is it necessary or can you go by with just corking the bottle and leaving it alone?

Mustafa Supas

March 2, 2018

Nice video, but please do not call this wine. Call it "tons of white sugar alcoholic beverage with some nettle, lemon and ginger"

Dem Drys

March 2, 2018

it is necessary. Pressure builds up inside the container, so you need a pressure valve.

Dem Drys

March 2, 2018

Demetrios Drystellas wine is not only from grapes, so yes this can be called wine. You see, not all of us can wander in our vine yards and pick grapes for wine making, some has to make do with whats available .

Kenneth Stensrud

March 2, 2018

Wine indeed is not only made from grapes, in the extended definition of "wine", but it needs juice with naturally occurring sugars, eg berries, currants etc. This is just white sugar that creates the alcoholic content of the drink. In your logic, fermenting sucrose to create alcohol = wine.

Dem Drys

March 3, 2018

An Oak leaf will give the wine tannin that enhances the taste. I don't like Nettles they have silicate in the leaves (the stingers) that can end up in your kidneys.

mrsgbee

March 3, 2018

Dem Drys not really as catchy, is it mate?

Calico Dan

March 4, 2018


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