Mankind has always been attracted to the variety of flavors, tastes and colors of nature and is consistently trying to be smart over it. There are plenty of fruits, and I must say that, man has tried to do something with all these. Whether it is grapes or blackberries, apple or cherry, man has always tried to serve his long term purposes, although these fruits have a perishable nature. Wine is the best example of this and it goes with the history of human beings all over the world. What I mean to say is that, man in every part of the world has tried to experiment on fruits and thus homemade wine is not a secret over the years.
If we reflect in the history, we do come across that, wine is being made by man approximately 7000 years back. it has developed human beings throughout its culture. People in ancient era used to have some kind of juice along with food, and they liked the flavor of wine. Since then, it has becomes a great habit to have food with wine. This is now universally accepted thing that, wine can be served with food and it need not be brought in, instead can be made at home.
Unlike Asian countries, Egyptians redefined the concept of wine making. Then Romans carried and followed the concept and spread this idea throughout the European countries. In fact, in the middle of 18th century, the British Empire acquired the land of South Africa, just for the purpose of wine.
The methods for wine preparation are easy as well as difficult also. Akpeteshe is a homemade alcoholic spirit produced in Ghana, and other west African countries by distilling palm wine or sugarcane juice. Similarly Kilju which is also known as sugar wine is made by sugar, water and yeast. it is a colorless liquid, and in Finland is mixed with fruits and berries, just to avoid legal problems.
In USA as well as in Germany. Wine cooler is made from wine and fruit juice, which is mostly is combined with sugar and carbonated beverages. Fermentation of grapes is important for the wine and Moldova is having a great wine culture of it’s own. There is around 267 thousand acres of land where government owns wine industry, while villagers too manage different flavors out of acres of land. Every home is seen engaged in making wine. In every case, the right balance of sugar, tannin, moisture, and nutrients is needed. In fact, wine making is a fun or like hobby, which can be done in spare time. It is not the first time itself you will master the art of preparing wine, but gradually you wine will taste better.
There can be wine without grapes, especially made from honey, which is called as mead and in this case honey substitutes the sugar. Sake is also another but little a bit difficult exercise. Many people tries for wine from fruits. Even worms and marijuana are used for making wine. Wine making is an exercise which costs not so much and is easier to prepare. Similarly, versatility is also there. Like any recipe wine does have certain format and certain ingredients also, which may be grapes or any other water, nutrients, acid & yeast. You can use concentrated juices also. For fermentation, you need to add sugar. Water is essential in order to dilute flavors which may strong in nature.