Originally Posted by zdanz25
I have a question. I know absolutely nothing about this stuff. someone I know mixed strawberries, sugar water and yeast, buried it in the ground for 6 months and pulled out something that was a lot stronger than wine. I know it has to be distilled to be considered a liquor. but does it come out stronger than wine because it sat underground so long? thanks
There is nothing different burying wine in the ground or storing it in a celler. It is aging the wine that improves it.
Some yeasts will get you to 18%, so it will be stronger than your average wine. Use a yeast like EC-1118.
As far as fortifying your wine, use Everclear.