Happy 2006, time to get going again on the vin de noix. I had the distinct pleasure this past weekend of taking Jim Dixon a bottle of the vin de noix I made with his walnuts, and hearing "oh my god" be the first words that crossed his lips. Ok! So as soon as his walnuts are ready again, in another week or two, I'll start all over.
I never did get any vanilla bean, or long pepper, or grains of paradise into last year's batch. So now I'm wondering whether I should stick with my excellent recipe from last year, or branch out, as it were. Who else is making some this year?
I was just thinking about hunting for this thread as I head the pleasure of tasting Wolfert's version last year and feeling as though I missed the boat. Since I am in the throws of brewing my own beer, making my own cheese, and stuffing my own sausage, why not get into some wine making? Time to start hunting for fresh walnuts.