how to make your own website

For Beginners

Making your own beer, hard cider, mead or wine is easier than you think!

You can make your own wine or beer.  We can help you!

Have you ever thought about making your own beer or wine?  Maybe you have a special occassion coming up and a custom brew would really set your event apart.  Maybe you've just been curious about how the process works.
You probably have a lot of questions.  How much space do I need?  What flavors can I use?  How much time does it take?  Is it expensive?

These are just a few of the questions we are asked everyday.  We have the knowledge and supplies to help you create the perfect wine or beer from start to finish.  We will take the time to go over everything with you and if you have questions during the process, we will be happy to answer them for you.


Making Wine

Here is a great article from WineMaker Magazine about getting started by using wine kits:


Making Beer or Cider

Here are how-to guides for beginners on what it takes to brew your own beer or hard cider:


Making Mead

Mead is the oldest known alcoholic beverage known to man.  Have you ever tried mead?  Would you like to make your own?  We have local honey for sale along with bee hives and beekeeping supplies.  In this regard, we do have you set from start to finish!

Everything you need to get started

We stock a wide selection of books and magazines including beginners guides and recipes.
We have all of the equipment required to get you started all the way up to bottling and labeling.
A great way to get your feet wet in wine, beer or hard cider making is with a kit, which has all the ingredients you need to make a batch at home. We have hundreds of ingredient kits - make your favorite style or try something that just sounds interesting!

Take the Adult Education class: Winemaking 101

On October 22, 2018 from 6 - 9pm at OHM BOCES I will teach a class on home wine-making depending on interest.  If you are new to winemaking and feel you need a class this is the one for you.  Hope to see you there!


Bottom of the Barrel
1736 Mount Hope Ave.
Oneida, NY  13421


Email: Mark@BottomoftheBarrel


Store Hours

Wed - Fri evenings
5pm - 8pm

Other times by appointment
Call for availability