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© 2016-2020 Nathan Invincible Miller

Invasionary Force

If you can't beat 'em, drink 'em.  At least that's what my imaginary alcoholic grandfather used to say.  Invasionary Force is a wine made with the berries of the invasive autumn olive, a non-native plant that is slowly moving its way across Michigan.  Our property was quite infested with the stuff before I started eradicating it.  While I will never win the battle, I can rest easy knowing that the wine made from its berries is actually surprisingly tasty.  I picked around 15 pounds of tiny little fruits over the course of an afternoon in October 2017, fermenting and bulk aging the wine before bottling it into 20 bottles in April 2018.  The crystal-clear wine has a light yellow color and fruity flavor that hides its more sinister intentions.  13% ABV.