Dandelion Wine

Melissa Washburn

Valparaiso, IN, US


We have never used weedkiller on our lawn, and in the spring it becomes a carpet of purple and yellow, full of violet and dandelion blossoms. This year, I thought I'd experiment with making homemade dandelion wine. My first attempt didn't turn out too badly; very strong, but with a sweet, citrus-herb mead-like taste. Part art, part science, your mileage may vary.