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.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Blackberry Wine - Twelfth Bottle (A5), 5th April 2013

Friday night is Bottle of Wine Night. Actually, that makes it sound like the remainder of the week is spent in Methodist style sobriety. But Fridays are often the nights where a bottle is most welcome, being the liminal point between week and weekend.

I did not hit the booze on stepping through the door. Instead I did half an hour's bassoon practice in anticipation of Sunday's concert. The wine was pretty rapid after that, though. We drank it to a fabulous lasagne. Several weeks ago, Claire made a ragu sauce following Delia's recipe and froze it in portions. The result is the best bolognaise I have tasted. After this we had home made creme caramel, only one of which having been licked by Stan. All washed down with fizzy blackberry wine, which delicious even if does make me belch. Friday night was a gastronomic treat.


  1. WOW! I felt hungry just by reading through your post! Wine is everything, especially for people who love to use it for cooking and pairing it with their food. Now, I'm searching for wine that costs cheap, but still tastes pretty good!

  2. Hello Fatima - and thank you for your comment. The Daou Vineyards which appear if I click on your name look fabulous. My blog is all about wine that is cheap (my cheapest bottle is probably about 30p, which is US Dollars is probably about 45c) and it is often, but not always, about wine that tastes good. Ben