Richard Sharp had a problem with grapes. The ones growing in his garden were going to waste -- and he didn't like it.
It wasn't just the thought of grapes in his garden going to waste that bothered him, but the fact that it was happening in backyards across his neighborhood in South London.
When life gives you grapes, what are you to do? The urban dweller's solution: Make your own wine -- and get your friends and neighbors involved.
The epiphany Sharp had led to the creation of The Urban Wine Company, a London-based collective of growers committed to making wine with their own grapes.
"It's about reducing waste and sustainable living," Sharp explained amid the commotion of the collective's annual harvest. "It's quite zeitgeist," he said. Read full article »