Homemade Grape Juice
Homemade grape juice is surprisingly easy to produce and the flavour is more rich and complex than prefab squash products. Like wine without the alcohol.
Right now Puglia is buried in grapes. They are sold from market stalls, in the streets and from the back of cars and trucks at 1 Euro for 2-3-4 kilos and clusters of late grapes still decorate garden vines and vines covering patios and terraces. The problem is that two months after the beginning of the grape harvest, people are fed up. Wines have been made, and nobody feels like stuffing their heads with the fruit any longer. Grapes are so old news.
That’s why I decided to make juice of the last of our grapes, and it proved a lot easier than originally imagined – even without an electric juice extractor. Taste-wise it was also an immediate hit. The grape juice has an intense sweetness even without the addition of sugar and the flavour is more rich and complex than prefab squash products. In short, the effort is highly recommended. Our first bottles of grape juice evaporated in just a couple of days, so now I planning to buy a huge box of cheap black grapes and repeat the success. It’s just like preserving summer in a bottle.