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.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Christmas Tutti Fruti - 3rd & 4th Bottles (A5 & A4), 2nd April 2016

This wine was delicious. Uncle Brian said it was better than any of the reds on the table at Quarnford Lodge. Certainly it was sweeter, but the amount of fruit allowed that level of sugar.

Inside Lud's Church
Two bottles emptied over the course of the evening, and I think I was only responsible for a couple of glasses. The day was fantastic. Claire and I were staying at the Knight's Table, a pub down the road, so began with a more than hearty breakfast. Heavy rain and mist delayed any walking but that allowed both of us to be knocked out in the first round of the table-tennis tournament. (As last time, Mike won - his opponent in the final was Ben.) We - eleven of us - set off with more hope than expectation and (after a false start whic involved trudging around the wrong field for 20 minutes) had a terrific 7 mile walk. We climbed up the Roaches into the mist and as we descended, the sun came out. Our destination was Lud's Church - a moss covered fissure connected with the legend of Sir Gawain & the Green Knight. Then home (after watching a peregrine falcon in her nest) to a night of laughter, fun and family stories. And an awful lot of wine.

Four cousins