We were at a friend’s house last night who took the step that many wine lovers want to (but are afraid to do) – they made their own wine. It was really enjoyable. I’m not sure what was cooler, having wine with the actual people that made it or seeing the barrel that they pulled it out of just an hour before we arrived. Apparently, the hardest thing to do is to let the wine age in the barrel when the barrel is just steps from the kitchen and you can thieve the wine at any time. Winemakers should make a timed lock that only allows home wine folks to take a certain amount at any given time; this would force patience when you really just want a glass of your own wine. Either way, it was an easy drinking red that will benefit from some more time in the barrel and you can really taste the potential.