What’s the best, most efficient and economical way for storing homemade wine? That’s been a big question in the Noontime household lately.
If you’re like us, you’ve found that home winemaking leads to having lots of wine to store. We recently stepped up our winemaking production so we could set aside some bottles to age. And we discovered our existing hodge-podge of homemade wine racks and boxes just couldn’t hold it all.
We needed more wine storage! So Mrs. Noontime and I looked at a number of options.
If you’re looking for decadent beer inspired Halloween treats, you’ll want to try this orange beer sorbet with a stout beer caramel sauce from Wayne Fullmer. It requires an ice cream maker and a little effort, but if you’re a beer lover or just love delicious deserts, it’s well worth it.
Orange Beer Sorbet Recipe
4 cups chopped and peeled oranges
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp orange zest
2 cups beer (a pale ale with citrus works well here, try Red Brick Pale Ale)
How to make it:
Put a saucepan over medium high-heat and add the oranges and the sugar. Then macerate the oranges and until combined with sugar. Allow the mixture to come to a boil. Then stir the mixture until all the oranges have broken down.
Can you believe Halloween is just two weeks away? Don’t worry, though. You still have time to order custom Halloween wine labels for your bottles of homemade wine and brew. Your bottles will be the hit of your Halloween bash, and adult “trick-or-treaters” will love them as gifts.
We’ve added several new custom Halloween wine labels to our designs. Check out three of our popular label templates:
You can find more custom Halloween wine labels to choose from at our label gallery.
To make sure you receive your labels by Halloween, simply place your order by October 26. We’ll print your personalized wine labels and ship them to you right away, so you’ll have them by October 31.
We just discovered wine tasting in St. Augustine. Who knew?
We live in Florida. It’s a long way to travel if I want to go to any of the famous wine regions. And that’s unfortunate, because Mrs. Noontime and I really enjoy wine tasting. But we’ve been pretty busy lately, and there hasn’t been time to get away for a wine vacation since our trip to Monterey, CA.
As it turns out, however, we can still have a small wine vacation near home. Last month we went away for a weekend trip to a winery that was just a four-hour drive from where we live.