beer, cider, wine and more from your home kitchen

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bio pic Anne Shea

Hi! My name is Anne Shea. I’m a writer and an award-winning ‘boozemaking enthusiast’. I live in Melbourne’s north with my small family, and try to make good things in a small space, and even smaller pockets of time.

I’ve always been interested in jams, pickles and food preserving: fermenting my own bread, ginger beer and kombucha quickly led me to the joy of mead, then wine (did you know you can make raspberry wine, and peach wine?), cider, beer and more.

I love teaching just as much as I love making my own booze, and I hope you get something out of reading here.

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