April 2015

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As I have discovered in the past few months, the best things about wine making in NJ are that anyone can do it, and you can create what ever your mind can imagine. I drink wine normally with my dinner because it tastes so good. As long as I don’t drink too much, I don’t have anything to worry about. I learned from a friend that there was a winery in the area where I could make my own wine, and I became thrilled. I never though about having a hand in the wine making process, but the idea was something that I could get behind.

I went to the winery and learned everything about making my own wine. Then the big moment came. I made my wine, and tasted it. The wine came out better than I expected for my first time. I took the wine home with me, and sipped some with my dinner that night. It quickly became one of my favorite wines. I became curious about what other variations of wine I could make at the winery. I went back the next day and made another wine to take home. I kept going back, and eventually I had so much wine that I had to start storing it in my basement.

My basement now doubles as a wine cellar. I have a rack for all of my custom wines, and whenever I have company, I show it to them. They ask me where I got the wine made, and I tell them about the winery. When they sample the wines I’ve made, they can’t believe that I was able to make something so good. They couldn’t wait to check out the winery on their own and make a wine that I would be able to sample at their home.