This blog is a record of the wine that I make and drink. Each flavour made and each bottle drunk will appear here. You may come to the conclusion that, on the whole, I should be drinking less.

Saturday 30 June 2012

Blackberry Wine - 17th Bottle (A1), 24th June 2012

This is a particularly good bottle of wine. It has reached a stage of maturity that creates a depth which begins to resemble real red wine. It is a shame, therefore, that there is only one bottle left. I was all for drinking a white wine, but Claire pointed out, reasonably, that we were having a beef and ale pie, and a red would be far more suitable.

Despite having had a gin & tonic in the garden, enjoying a rare bit of June sunshine and a glass of redcurrant wine each, we managed to polish off the bottle, ignoring the fact that we both had work the next morning. I reckon that being sensible and taking all things in moderation is overrated.


  1. Beef and ale pie sounds great Ben. Was it the home brew you made recently?

    Beef cooked in Guinness is also very good. I have recently managed to source Theakstons old Peculier here in Ireland. The off-licence stocks 6 at a time.

  2. Claire used 'Black Sheep' for the beer. I still have three (large) bottles of the beer that I made. I think I shall take them to the Lake District with me when I go this summer (if we ever get a summer!)

    Old Peculiar is a fine brew - though I can only have a pint or two before I fall over.