Herb Wines from Scratch: Lavender Wine

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A small glass of this interesting drinking wine will recall the fragrance of summer when drunk in the late afternoon sun during the depths of winter.

• 1/2 ounce dried lavender
• 2 1/2 pounds sugar
• 1 pound golden raisins
• 2 teaspoons acid blend or 3 oranges
• 1 teaspoon yeast nutrient
• 1 package all-purpose wine yeast

Richard Bender is a creative herb enthusiast and nurseryman in Fort Collins, Colorado, who is currently working on a book on herbal bonsai.

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