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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, 2 May 2015

Ginger Wine - Fifth Bottle (1), 24th-26th April 2015

This wine is too sweet and does not have enough ginger. Rachel told me to think of it as Ginger Sherry for Ladies, and that might help a little.

Much of the bottle was drunk on Saturday night after Claire and I had returned from the Yorkshire Dales, having been helping at one of the 'clocking-in' stations for the Fellsman. The Fellsman is a 62 mile hike taking in numerous hills and is to be done in 27 hours. I spend about eight hours standing on marshy ground in shoes that leaked making sandwiches. Claire served 250 hotdogs. The best bit was coming home.

The other reason that this was the best bit was the sunlight on Pen-y-Ghent. With dusk approaching, and the valley in muted browns and greens, the top third of this hill was bathed in a warm orange light. It was just beautiful and made the day worthwhile.


NB - the link is to a blog for one of the participants this year. It is very well written, and I get a mention!