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Eva Blouch’s Currant Wine

If you’re longing for a more grown-up use for your currant crop, try this simple, quick-to-make currant wine recipe.

| May/June 2019

Photo by Getty Images/Iryna Kaliukina.

A family friend, Richard Yingst Sr., offered to share this currant wine recipe with readers.


  • 6 cups red currants
  • 6 cups water
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon yeast


  1. Crush currants with a potato masher, and mix all ingredients together in a 1-gallon jar.
  2. Cover jar opening with a cloth secured with a rubber band, and then set outside in a protected location to ferment.
  3. Stir gently once a day for seven days. Allow to rest another seven days.
  4. Strain into a new jar and allow to rest another few days, to finish fermenting.
  5. Bottle wine and cap loosely for a few more days before sealing for storage. Store in a cool, dark place.

Learn how to grow and harvest currants in All About Growing Currants.

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