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, 24 April 2011

Crab Apple Wine - Bottle A1, 23rd & 24th April 2011

I bottled the three demijohns of Crab Apple Wine on Saturday. Claire had the brilliant idea of not putting a cork into this bottle as I was doing this, thus saving me approximately seven pence. It also made the choice of which flavour to drink far easier.

Most of the bottle was drunk on Saturday night to home-made goats' cheese and rocket pizza - which is an excellent combination, though molten goats' cheese can take the lining off the roof of one's mouth. We also watched the first episode of the new series of Doctor Who, which was fabulous. It was properly scary and intriguing and funny, and waiting a week for the next one feels like punishment.

I finished the wine tonight, Easter Sunday, after a phenomenonly lazy day involving squishing 77 sawfly larvae, failing to do the Guardian Soduko and general lying around, occasionally eating chocolate.


  1. Hi Ben, can you tell me why you refer to your bottled wine as A1, B1 etc? I'm intrigued!

  2. It is my not-so-secret code. The number marks the order out of the demijohn: so bottle 1 (as in this case) is the first bottle out, whereas bottle 6 is the last. The letter (A, B, C etc) (actually I don't know why I defined what 'letter' means there - sorry!) is the demijohn from which it came. I have a theory that bottle 6 from any demijohn is the most explosive (in the summer this blog will be full of postings about another bottle bursting its cork), and sometimes particular demijohns of the same batch are better than others. So, for the most recently bottled Crab Apple, demijohn C was possibly the best Crab Apple wine I have made, whereas demijohns A and B were merely good.

  3. Cheers Ben; I hadn't realised that wine could be different in each demijohn! blimey, I'm learning things all the time!