Summer flavours preserved in alcoholic drinks – what could be better... Learn about the plants to use, see step by step how to make country wines and make your own wild flower ‘champagne’ and botanical liqueur to take home.
This Summer wine making course is held in our woods in North Yorkshire. There will be hot drinks on arrival then we will go foraging for flowers and blossoms to use in our wild flower ‘champagne’ you’ll learn which ones are good to use and then back at the barn everyone will start off their own wild flower champagne to take home.
We provide a light lunch and afterwards Rose will explain the craft of country wine making. She will guide you through the processes of making reliably good Elderflower wine, showing you each different stage and the equipment needed. We will talk about fermentation, the importance of acidity, the clarity of the wine, cleanliness and lots of helpful tips. There will be tastings of a variety of country flower wines, then after a cuppa we will look at flavoured spirits. These have become very popular lately – Gins, Bitters and liqueurs from around the world use botanicals as flavourings. Rose will explain how to make some amazing liqueurs and how to blend and balance flavours. We will taste the different flavour profiles of the wild plants and then you can make your own wild spirit to take home.
The course starts at 11.00am and finishes at 4pm. The course will run Taste the wild’s woodland kitchen. (Nr Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire) directions to the wood will be sent with course booking confirmation. A light lunch and drinks are provided, please wear suitable outdoor clothing.
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"I've been baking ever since the course. Learned so much from Tom. It was a great day!"
"“Hugely enjoyable day - and itching to get going on our own batch soon!”"
"It was lovely to meet you both yesterday and thank you for running your excellent cider course. I really enjoyed the day and the company. Having had a bash at cider making last year, I learnt a great deal more, and both Cameron and Steve provided much needed knowledge in good time for this year’s batch"
"Thanks so much from all the team - yesterday was a great success and several of them have appeared in the office this morning with their willow sculptures to show their colleagues. We all had a fabulous time and the prizes are all on display in the office kitchen area! Many thanks to you and all your team for their hard work in making yesterday such a success for us."