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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.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Elderberry Wine - Second Bottle (A1), 27th-28th August 2013

The Aftermath
This bottle exploded in slow motion, though when the end came it arrived quickly and violently. I spotted the cork raising itself from the bottleneck over the weekend, so stood the bottle in my wine-making jug. This way, at least in theory, all wine shooting out would be caught safely and we could drink it. In practice, though, this was only partially successful. Claire was in the room when the explosion happened. The wine gushed about a foot in the air, but when it landed it was still fizzing so much that the jug could not contain it. Most was caught but our carpet has a dark, sticky stain. Brown carpets, however, hide a multitude of sins.