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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, 13 July 2013

Gooseberry Wine - First Bottle (4), 5th July 2013

After the frankly terrible 'Gooseberry and Elderflower 2012', it is a relief to report that 'Gooseberry 2012' is really rather good. It has a sharp, dry taste and the gooseberry flavour is distinctive.

Claire got home late after an extremely busy day at work sequencing the DNA of bladder cancer, and I gave her the choice of this or blackcurrant (which is ordinarily her favourite). With the weather being properly hot and having a plate of home grown salad, chilled gooseberry was the preferred option.

I spent much of the bottle clearing the kitchen in preparation for putting the elderflower into its demijohns, and then performing the said task. So another Friday night of living on the edge.
A somewhat poor photo of our sald from the garden

If you want to see how I made this wine, click here.