An exclusive on-premises winemaking shop, Jacobs Wine Kits pairs its clients with the right supplies to craft their own wine in a matter of weeks. Expert winemaker Gerhard leads students through the process, which begins with sprinkling yeast on their choice of grape juice. Depending on its quality level, the wine takes four to six weeks to ferment and produce a finished product. When they return after this period, students spend about 45 minutes bottling their wine and applying corks, labels, and shrink caps. The results range from a refreshing Niagara Mist peach chardonnay to a bold Cheeky Monkey Australia syrah with notes of plums, blackberries, and currants.
Founded in 1971, "Alternatives Journal," uses pinpoint journalism to focus on educating the public about local and global environmental news. Its coverage has touched upon subjects ranging from sustainable living tips to political news to profiles of environmentalists and their innovations. The publication also keeps readers abreast of upcoming events, books, and documentaries, allowing like-minded environmentalists to share opinions, green practices, and any new species they find in their backyards.
Constructing durable, solid-pine furniture since 1906, Crate Designs crafts high-quality, Canadian-made home furnishings with a focus on keeping to its tried and true traditions and staying up to date with clean, simple lines and styles. The extensive inventory boasts more than 300 pieces of hand-crafted furniture including living room necessities, bedroom basics, and durable designs for the most treasured electronics and entertainment spaces. The oil finish on each finished product is perfectly flat creating slip-n-slideability.
The friendly fabric wranglers at Express Tailor treat garments and household textiles to efficient waterless washes. Suits ($16.50) and dresses ($15–$35) are refreshed for another day at the office, and separates such as pants ($7.50), shirts ($6), and blouses ($7.50) are refreshed for another day of playing hooky from the office. Winter coats slough off their cold-weather grime before summer hibernation ($20–$30). Express Tailor also beautifies home-décor items and linens from duvets ($35–$50) to tablecloths ($10–$20), preventing the jealous furnishings from brawling with other closet dwellers.