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, 22 March 2013

Crab Apple Wine - 17th Bottle (A6), 20th-21st March 2013

Randal is a sadist.

Claire opened this bottle on Wednesday night after a particularly gruelling WYSO rehearsal. It was the final rehearsal before our concert, and was in 'The Venue', which had its heating turned up to eleven. We started at eight and did not stop until ten. My lip was in shreds by the end and there was very nearly a full scale rebellion in the oboe section. Randal emoted throughout, with his idiosyncratic tempi and often subtle down-beat. The concert on Saturday should be interesting.

I did not have any wine on Wednesday to check if a third night in a row off alcohol would have any effect on my nine-day-old headache. It did not. So I happily drank half the bottle on Thursday to see if that would work instead.


  1. 'Hair of the dog' some times helps Ben.

  2. I'm pleased to report that my headache has gone. And that the heating has been turned down in The Venue. And that Randal has read this post and not thrown me out of the orchestra. Phew!