At the request of the township, we began working on a wine to commemorate the year 2012 as being 200 years after the war of 1812. We came up with a traditional style of wine from that era. As there was no wine industry in the new world to speak of, wines would have been shipped across the ocean in barrels. To survive the long journey, they were fortified and sweetened to make them a hostile environment to spoilage organisms. The Black Currant is 15% alcohol and very sweet, made from local black currants. Bottle necks are sealed with blood red bottle wax. Very popular – Limited quantities.