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.

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Elderberry Wine 2017 - Tenth Bottle (B6), 6th September 2020

This was a fabulous bottle of elderberry wine. It was as smooth and rounded as I have ever had, with the rich earthy tones that elderberry does best. I had spent the afternoon picking elderberries and then stripping them from their stalks, so the evening's bottle was always going to be this flavour. We drank it to a chicken and prune casserole, which was also delicious, and started planning our trip to Newcastle next weekend - to be taken before Leeds goes into a localised lockdown.

Taken whilst picking elderberries

With this post, I have caught up entirely on my diary since the winter hiatus. Therefore, I am unlikely to be posting daily from now on.


  1. I spent today making elderberry wine, my first attempt at home brewing in quite a few years. It inspired me to re read your book which I enjoyed even more than the first time I read it.

    I noticed the the blog web address on page 6 and was delighted to see it was still active.

    1. Thank you very much! Do you have one of the rare unsigned copies?

      I did take a break from the blog at the end of last year for a few months but have caught up again.

      Best of luck with the elderberry wine. Mine is freshly in its demijohns and will be blogged about in the next few days.