Winemaking Up North

Thursday, August 24 at 6:00pm

Tucked away in the northwoods of Wisconsin, you will find quaint little wineries and shops filled with the aroma of slowly fermenting mixtures waiting to be bottled and served. Winemaking has slowly become an art form for many in Wisconsin. Event presenter, Mike Closser, is one of those winemaking artists.
On Thursday, August 24, at 6:00 p.m. in T.B. Scott Free Library’s Community Room, be part of the “Winemaking Up North” presentation and discussion about the art of wine making and earth-friendliness of this cherished beverage.
Mike Closser, former originator and owner of the “Lil” Ole Winemaker Shoppe, has been making wine for over 40 years. He has conducted multiple classes in the art of making wine at home and has been a guest speaker at local colleges. He and his wife began the Local winemaker club known as “Jenny Falls Corkmasters.” He has participated as a judge in various wine competition events and has won several awards for participation in the Wisconsin State Fair wine making competition. 

Mike will discuss:

•         The history of winemaking and its growing popularity
•         Basic equipment, yeasts, and substances needed for wine making
•         The steps to making wine at home
•         The various fruits and vegetables which can be used for making wine
•         And answer questions
This program, part of the library’s Words Worth Hearing series, provides an opportunity for the home vintner and the wine connoisseur to share the history of winemaking and what they know and have learned from their own winemaking adventures.
Refreshments will be available from First Street Coffee Station and The Checkered Churn. Find out what’s happening at your library at “T.B. Scott Free Library” on Facebook, or by calling 715.536.7191.