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7 things you can make instead of buying

By: Laura Moss on Nov. 3, 2010, 12:10 p.m.
pouring hops into homemade beer

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Beer and wine

If you enjoy a flavorful glass of wine or an ice cold beer, try making them yourself. The challenge of making a homebrew can be an exciting, enjoyable process as you experiment with new flavors and perfect your personal ale. And making DIY wine provides an opportunity to get hands-on with nature — picking flowers, fruits and plants — and reap Mother Nature's tasty rewards.

Here are some articles and recipes to get you started:

3 DIY wines you can make at home

Making your own gorse wine and nettle beer

Simple homemade beer

Pair your wine with a homemade meal or save some of that brew and try out one of our delicious beer recipes. (We recommend the cheese and beer bread.)