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.

Sunday 7 October 2012

Crab Apple & Blackcurrant Wine - First Bottle (3), 30th September-2nd October 2012

Claire made an oxtail stew on Sunday. It was her first time with this cut of meat and it resulted in a superb gravy with lots of bone. The only possible colour of wine to accompany the meal was red, so I opened our first bottle of Crab Apple & Blackcurrant. In terms of the food, a heavier red would have been better - probably elderberry. However, on its own terms, this is a great wine. It is light and fruity and extremely drinkable. That said, we did not finish the bottle - a task left to Claire for Tuesday night. I went to the Dogs in Sheffield as a work night out (total loss - about £6) and got back near midnight to find the bottle empty.

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