Make Your Own Wine ... in New York City

Matt Baldassano turns fresh grapes into bottled wine in his East Village apartment. 

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"Every season I have 3,600 to 4,00 pounds of grapes dropped off on my sidewalk!" Matt Baldassano says. Forget home brewed beer -- Baldassano makes his own wine. Crushing grapes in his back yard and bottling the juice in his kitchen, he takes pride in his product but stays humble. "Just a technology dude in NYC making vino in my spare time," his Twitter bio reads. In this short documentary from the series New Yorkers, he describes how he got into the craft. You can learn more about the process and even get involved via his organization, the Village Winery Club

The New Yorkers series is the brainchild of Moonshot Productions, who have created portraits of interesting locals of all stripes. The producers of the series discuss the ongoing project in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here

For more videos from Moonshot Productions, visit http://moonshot-productions.com/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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