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.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Celery Wine - Final Bottle (3), 15th May 2016

We dug a pond today. The 'we' in question were Nick, Mark (another of Claire's colleagues) and me, with Claire being Project Manager. Nick and Mark did rather more work than I , but I was definitely somewhere above "useless". We started at 10:30 and by 1 o'clock, there was an attractively shaped hole in our lawn, ready for sand and a pond-liner. The garden as a whole is looking so much more interesting than when we moved in.

Part of the day's activity was to be a wine tasting. Mark has recently started making wine from kits and has been disappointed with his results (though the chardonnay he brought was absolutely fine). I was to open both a disaster (this bottle) and an achievement. But we didn't have time for the achievement, so Mark only tasted the Celery. Rachel and Duncan had arrived at this point and had a sip too. Mark thought it was okay and pointed out the liquorice aftertaste. It was the aftertaste that made Rachel gag. The initial taste, though too sweet, was innocuous.

I was very happy to hand Nick the half-empty bottle as part payment for his pond digging work.

The diggers