Raphael Lyon creates esoteric wines using ingredients like dandelions, black currants, honey, and cherries with his company, Enlightenment Wines! This week on Fuhmentaboudit!, Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett are joined in the studio by Raphael and friend-of-the-show Sean McGinty to discuss farm wineries, fermentation, and more! Find out how Raphael started fermenting sauerkraut years ago, and why he decided to make alcoholic beverages. Find out why Raphael prefers using glass carboys, and learn how champagne gets its fizziness. Hear why Raphael has decided to shy away from industrial winemaking methods. This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods.

 

“The most efficient thing to make is apple wine. To get the most amount of alcohol for the least amount of product, go ferment some apple cider.” [10:20]

Raphael Lyon on Fuhmentaboudit!