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.

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Redcurrant Wine - Bottle B4, 24th-26th February 2012

The remedy for dealing with musty wines, based on the experience of this and the previous bottle of redcurrant, seems to be to leave them in their bottles longer. Whilst I would be lying if I said this had no taste of mothballed fur coats whatsoever, it was not a prominent flavour and the wine rated as 'nearly acceptable'.

I drank much of it on Friday night when Claire was out playing chamber music. I tried watching a film called 'Severance', billed as a 'comedy horror', but had to switch it off after half an hour. My 20-year old self would have enjoyed it, but I have become soft. The prospect of seeing seven people meet a gruesome end was not appealing. And the 'comedy' element was unsubtle and infrequent. This was no 'Shaun of the Dead'.

Instead, I watched an inconsequential yet amusing gameshow ('Pointless' - well named) and then entertained myself by watching reviews of Doctor Who on

The bottle was finished tonight after our return from a weekend in York and a day of mostly eating sausages.


  1. My favourite comedy horror Ben is: An American Werewolf in London. Brian Glover was brilliant in his local: The Slaughtered Lamb, complete with the pentacle on the wall.

  2. Just read this episode without my glasses on and read: '...musty wines...previous bottle of redundant...'

    We are sorry to inform you that, due to a reshuffle of the wine cellar, your position has become redundant.

    Poor old wines, hanging morosely around the JobCentre/Odd Bins!

  3. Dave - I loved 'American Werewolf in London'. I often think of 'The Slaughtered Lamb': what a great pub name, and reminiscent of a pub Claire and I went to in the Northumberland Cheviots.

    And Carol - the only way a bottle becomes redundant is once I have emptied it. Even then, the bottle usually gets reused next time I bottle some wine.