Dried Elder-berries are a wine additive that enhances both the color and flavor of the wine. Native to the British Isles, the small dark colored elder-berry makes an excellent Port. The appearance of berries on the bushes is said to have signaled farmers when to sow their wheat. Elder-berries are also reputed to have been used to make one of the first black hair dyes in ancient Greece. Use in combination with 1 oz oak chips to achieve an aged flavor.