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 30 October 2020

Blackberry Wine 2019 - Fourth Bottle (C6), 18th October 2020

I am enjoying this vintage of blackberry wine. It is the correct level of sweetness, is definitely a 'red' wine and maintains a strong bramble taste. It went nicely with Nigel Slater's recipe for Fatty Pork & Lentils, which I cooked whilst Claire was having a viola lesson.

This morning was spent stealing a march on my return to work tomorrow after a week's holiday. I needed a solid 4 hours without phones ringing to reduce 220 emails to 16 undealt with - and that is pretty efficient. My afternoon involved exploring the graveyard of Roundhay St John's Church.

Roundhay St John's Church


  1. The wine sounds perfect and the photo is amazing!

    1. Thank you so much, Ange. The photo has been edited (using Snapseed - a fabulous App for turning dull photos good), but I was quite pleased with it. Blackberry wine is one of my very favourites.

  2. Hi Ben will definitely have a look at the Snapseed.
    Keep the blogs coming, love them.
    My blackberry this year ( just done the first racking) is quite dry, how's yours doing.
    Have a good weekend,

    1. Hello Ange, and thank you. I racked my blackberry on 9 October, and my notes say 'tasted promising'. I can't actually remember. I did add some extra sugar but not very much.

      So far, my weekend is being dank and lethargic. Hope yours is going better.