Champagne Grape Reduction

Yield: 1/2 Cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes


  • 1 bunch Champagne Grapes, removed of the stem and washed
  • 2 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Lemon juice, strained or seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup water


Place clean grapes in a medium size pot, add the sugar, water and lemon juice. Place the pot over medium low heat and let the grapes cook away for 30 minutes. When the grapes have broken down and change colour, remove the pot from the stove top and empty contents into a fine strainer over another pot. Using the base of a spoon, press the grapes in the strainer to extract all the juices left inside. Place the pot over low heat and reduce for another 5 minutes or until the mixture is thick like syrup. Remove from the heat when finished. You can serve the reduction while its warm or cool and use later.