When rhubarb is abundant, I like to use it in recipes like rhubarb pudding cake and rhubarbade, but I hadn't tackled rhubarb wine. When looking through my favorite old school winemaking book, I came across a rhubarb cherry wine recipe that looked like a perfect combination to use the rhubarb harvest and the stash of Door County cherries in my freezer. (You could use canned cherries, but the color won't be as bright.) I think it's fun to add some color to a basic rhubarb wine recipe, too.
Back in 2013, I started learning about quackgrass for medicinal and culinary use, and saw mention that it could be used to make quackgrass beer (but never found a recipe). So, being the curious type, I wondered if you could make quackgrass wine. I am happy to report that, yes, quackgrass wine can be made, and it doesn't taste half bad. Here's how the recipe unfolded… [Read more…]