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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, 12 July 2014

Elderflower Wine - First Bottle (A6), 5th July 2014

Elderflower wine is remarkably consistent. This bottle is as fine as all previous batches. It has a refreshing, distinctive taste, and is definitely one to serve cold in summer months.

Today's most notable activity (apart from giving up on One Hundred Years of Solitude - I managed about fifty) was witnessing the Tour de France. This year it started in Leeds and travelled up Scott Hall Road - seven minutes walk away. Despite having little interest in cycling, it would have been churlish to miss it. We arrived at ten, stood at the roadside with many other people, watched the occasional car and motor bike go past, clapped if they honked horns or sounded sirens, and found the whole thing dull. Call this a parade? There was not a hint of a float or fancy dress.

Not a hint of a float or fancy dress
Then, after an hour, a large pack of cyclists went past in less than ten seconds (most of which I spent fiddling with a camera), and we went home, underwhelmed.
Lots of cyclists
If you want to see how I made this wine, click here.