Grape Juice made today 1 September 2008 Grape Juice made today

One of my four vines produces green grapes, which are pleasant eating, but too many for the table, so I decided to make juice. Procedure is to remove the grapes from the cluster, mash in a pot, bring to a gentle simmer for ten minutes, strain through a colander, then stain again through cheese cloth, then store. This juice is as pure as one can get. The name of the grape is unknown, but it is sweet tasting with only a bit of a tart taste. Total time 2 hours and 20 minutes.

One pound of grapes produced about a cup of juice, or 400 ml of juice. Total from the vine was 8 lbs so just over quart of juice.

The media periodically opinions that a daily glass of wine is good for people, since there is some ingredient in grapes that protects the heart. No doubt sponsored by the wine industry.