When life gives you too many overripe pears, it's time to learn how to make homemade pear wine. This wine recipe is dry, with a light pear flavor, and is a good use for very ripe and lightly damaged pears.
This recipe is adapted from “How to Make Wine in Your Own Kitchen” by Mettja C. Roate. “How to Make Wine in Your Own Kitchen” is old and hard to find, but if you can find a copy, snatch it up. The recipes use common kitchen ingredients instead of specialized wine making ingredients, which is great for the novice or incidental brewer. I did tweak the recipe a little to include winemaking yeast. You can make homemade wine with wild yeasts, but it's easy to make a mistake and go from homemade wine to homemade vinegar.
There's a new wine making book coming soon from Storey Publishing that I'm looking forward to that features similar style homemade wine recipes. (I got a chance to peak at it before it officially comes out.) I'll give a shout out when it becomes available. [Read more…]