Welcome to Wine World FDW
In the late 80's, I began marketing my own home brew wine kits
under the name of Wine World. I've now added FDW to the name
- this stands for "Falling Down Water", a term used
to light-heartedly refer to alcoholic drinks. As I approach
retirement, I have decided to give away the recipes for
Today my own wine making is restricted to a small orchard of
pears and grapes, however I am not sitting on my backside, I
still have another iron in the fire. It's this other hobby of
growing tobacco (see other hobby) that
has developed my computer skills, and helped to pay for the
upkeep of this site which 100% free of any sales products. If
you wish to visit this other site click here www.coffinails.com
I have been made president to many wine clubs around the world,
to be fair I do not profess to be an expert on all subjects
relating to wine making and beer brewing. To that end I have
added a forum
to this site to allow you guys to converse between yourselves,
in turn I can learn a few tips. I will be checking the subject
matter relates to home brew and there are no links posted that
conflict with the spirit of the forum.
This site tells you how to make your own wine to our recipes
using fruit, leaves, seeds, roots and flowers. I have provided
the recipes for a number of the former Wine World FDW home brew
wine making kits so that you can try these wines out for yourselves.
Extracting essential oils from flowers! Whilst travelling through France, I had the good fortune to see the process in operation. Extracting essential oils uses a form of the distillation process. The condenser in the distilling process remains the same as in a normal still, however the boiler is very different. The boiler does not contain any liquid, only the open flower heads. The drum or boiler is heated from the outside (they built a fire round it) so the whole boiler is very hot. Steam is injected through the base, remaining as steam as it rises through the flowers and lifting the essential oils as it goes. The steam then enters the dome at the top to be condensed back to liquid, the same as explained with the alcohol. The steam flows down a tube into another container, condensing into a liquid as it cools in the tube. The liquid drips into another container where the oil and water separate, with the oil floating on top of the water. The essential oils can then be scooped out. Maybe I'll write a website about essential oils one day.
Now go and make wine!