About forty years ago my grandmother Macfarlane’s recipe box came into my possession. Looking back it seems strange I became the custodian of the little, brown, wooden box but what is stranger to me is that I kept it. Over all these years, it moved with me. I sometimes stored it. I sometimes displayed it and…. I never opened it.
Now with a little quarantine followed by self-isolation and social distancing in this pandemic I have found myself with a little time on my hands. So, as any aging, reflective winemaker would do in such a situation – I opened the little brown box.
That’s when it occurred to me. My Granny was a young mother using these recipes in the 1918 pandemic. Here I was in this generation’s Covid 19 Pandemic and so I substituted some of her ingredients with The Ice House Icewine.
If you are part of the Stay Home Covid 19 crowd; stay hunkered down, be safe, and enjoy the magic of Icewine with The Ice House Winery’s recipes.