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Wine Making Class

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

There are lots of ways to make wine at home, but Beth and Joe Moran can show you the step-by-step method to produce delicious wine without having to buy expensive wine and ingredient kits.  The Morans have developed tried and true recipes to give you the success of at-home-wine-making with the purchase of only a few valuable accessories.  You will be able to sample some of their homemade wine and learn about the 11 acres of varietal grapes they grow at their family farm.

This 2 hour class will give you the confidence to make your own wine at home and develop recipes that will satisfy your pallette for years to come!

In this class you will learn about:
1) Ingredients you will need
2) Equipment you need
3) Steps of basic wine making from fruit to bottling
4) Small batch and large batch options

Beth and Joe will send you home with a few starter ingredients for your new wine-making hobby:
1) New corks
2) Yeast
3) PH strips
4) Tablets for sanitizing and fermenting

This 2 hour class will give you the confidence to make your own wine at home and develop recipes that will satisfy your pallette for years to come!

Participants must be at least 21 years of age.

Make Your Own Wine at Home
Date:  Saturday, February 29th, 2019
Time:  10 am – 12 noon
Cost:  $35 per person or $50 per couple

 


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Bio
Joe is a native of Franklin, having lived on his family farm all of his life. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in Agricultural Science and has been involved in several aspects of farming over the years including growing tobacco, hog production, row crops (wheat, corn and soybeans) , cattle, goats and most recently has planted 11 acres of wine grapes. Growing grapes is a new venture but one where he uses his past agricultural experience and knowledge. He has also completed the UC Davis wine certification program.

Beth grew up in Jackson, TN on a dairy farm where she and her siblings were very much a part of the daily working of the dairy. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics Education. She was a stay at home mom to their 4 children, homeschooling and then being very much involved in their education at public school. Teaching Sunday School, substitute teaching at school, and then being a kindergarten teacher assistant for 13 years are some of the ways she has been involved in education. However, the somewhat old-fashioned idea of homemaking has always been the most important aspect of Beth’s life.

The Morans have a keen interest in fermentation in general, hence the interest in fermenting grapes into wine. They have also made vinegar, sour kraut, sourdough bread and kombucha. Curing meat is a different type of fermentation which they have done for years with hams and bacon.

Participants must be at least 21 years of age.

Details

Date:
February 29
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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