Danielle Shelton teaches the flavorful art of winemaking
Previously at Chattanooga WorkSpace, Danielle Shelton taught us how to use plants to make natural clothing dyes. This week, the education continues. With the summer months producing an abundance of berries at our disposal, Shelton will show participants how to make blackberry wine.
Participants in Shelton’s workshop will have an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of winemaking. Rather than getting their hands dirty, this class is going to be demonstration-style, with Shelton taking the wheel. Participants will, however, still get the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice as wine making equipment kits will be available for purchase, and Shelton will teach recipes they can try for themselves at home.
Just because Shelton’s class is less hands-on doesn’t mean the results are too. Participants will get to sample the fruits of Shelton’s labor. Because of this, all participants must be 21 or over.
Shelton is the owner of the blog fermdamental.com, where she explained that she became disenchanted with Western medicine and its habit of “force feeding me pills rather than looking for the sources of the underlying problem.” She explains that research suggests that the underlying problem might be a lack of probiotics—a problem that fermented foods and drinks could solve.
She began making yogurt and kombucha; later on, milk kefir and cheese; and finally arriving at fermented alcoholic drinks, with mead, beer, and wine.
Can a glass of homemade wine really stave off pending health issues? Research is still uncertain, but better safe than sorry. Join Shelton Tuesday at 6 p.m.