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 23 October 2011

Blackberry - Bottle C6, 22nd October 2011

Mom has recently returned from the States, so we took the opportunity of a free Saturday night to stay over in York. I brought this bottle and Mom's copy of 'Ben's Adventures' with me. Between us (and Erica, who dropped in and stayed to eat) we quickly polished off the bottle. It was really very good - one of my best. And the evening was delightful - even if my mother did start reading Gerald Manley Hopkins to us. Talk about an impenetrable collection of random words. Either I am not bright enough for poetry, or I have no soul.


Quick Advert - If you are in Leeds (and I know some people reading this blog are) and want to taste some of my wine, come along to my book signing session on 12 November at Philip Howard Books on Street Lane, Roundhay, Leeds between 2pm and 4 pm. You don't even need to buy a book (though are encouraged to!). Come for the wine and to say 'hello'.


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. Interesting what you say about the Booker winners. I must say that I think the first chapter of The Accidental is one of the best first chapters of a modern novel I have ever read.

    As regards Blackberry wine - we are not great wine-drinkers (at present because of my drugs I cannot have alcohol of any kind) but we do make Blackberry whisky every year (1lb berries, 1lb sugar and 1btl whisky - leave for at least a year. It is superb on a cold winter evening. Pop in and see my blog again - we are not that far apart.