Elderberry Wine

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Appears in
The Complete Book of Home Preserving

By Mary Norwak

Published 1978

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  • 2 lb/1 kg elderberries
  • 8 oz/225


Elderberry makes an excellent Port-type wine if kept for a long period because it is heavy in tannin, and will continue to improve for several years. This recipe gives a lighter wine which may be drunk young. It is lighter in alcohol and body, fresh, and one of the cheapest wines to make. Crush good ripe elderberries and boil them in a large container in 4 pints/2 litres water for 15 minutes. S