|Wednesday What’s New: Rhubarb Wine|
|Written by Heleigh Bostwick Wednesday, 01 June 2011|
It’s rhubarb season in the North Country and that means it’s time to make rhubarb compote, strawberry rhubarb pie, and yes…rhubarb wine!
Rhubarb wine? Yup. Local wineries make it and I’ve actually seen it for sale in several country stores around here. Rhubarb is also popular in England and according to UK Guardian columnist John Wright makes a great rose.
Although we’re having record rainfall (after months of record snowfall) here in northern VT, the UK seems to be experiencing drought conditions, which is not ideal for rhubarb because it gets tough and stringy. That’s one of the reasons that Wright recommends making wine—that and the belief that you can’t ever have enough wine made from the fruits and vegetables in your own garden.
As Wright says in his column, “This simple recipe produces one of the best wines I know – fruity, crisp, slightly sweet…” Scroll down for the recipe: How to make rhubarb wine