1 quart (about 1 1/4 pounds) Concord grapes, washed, stems removed and deseeded (optional)
1 cup sugar
2 to 3 cups brandy
Place grapes inside a large jar and, using a wooden spoon, break the skins. Stir in the sugar.
Pour brandy over the grapes to cover by an inch. Cover and store in a dark, cool place (but not the refrigerator) for at least one month.
Yield: 1 quart.