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 July 2011

Blackberry - Bottle A3, 22nd & 24th July 2011

We drank half of this bottle mostly watching Torchwood, which continues to be entertaining. The second half was drunk after possibly the most joyous concert I have ever played. WYSO performed Handel's Water Music on a platfrom in the middle of a swimming pool in Bramley. We had an audience swimming around the stage, as well as one being more conventional and peering down from the balcony. At the end the swimmers formed a circle around the stage, preventing us from leaving until we played another Hornpipe.
The stage (without an orchestra)
You can read more details on my other blog, and there is a photo on the Yorkshire Evening Post website.


  1. Nothing to do with blackberry wine but I couldn't agree more with your observations about Ray Bradbury on your other blog; surely one of the most insightful writers about the magic of boyhood ever to have put pen to paper. I have read Dandelion Wine until my copy disintegrated, enthralled by his language. Of the short stories, those in The October Country rank as my favourites, especially The Scythe, which I remember having read to me at school. The image of the 'singing crimson-wet blade' gives me gooseflesh even as I write.

  2. Thank you - I hadn't read Ray Bradbury for probably a decade or two, and I am thoroughly enjoying Dandelion Wine. Except I have to read it slowly, because more often than not I find it too emotional. I have just finished the bit about the aged Colonel listening to Mexico City. Beautiful and inspired.