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.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Rhubarb Wine - Tenth Bottle (A4), 13th-15th March 2013

A mid-week post-WYSO bottle of wine, and as such entirely satisfactory. Rhubarb is one of my favourite whites. It has a perfect level of dryness and fizz, and it reminds me of proper made-from-grapes wine. Most of my flavours, whilst being acceptable and often delicious glasses of alcoholic liquid, are not wine (now there's a confession I won't make very often) but rhubarb is different. I should do a blind taste test with this against Cava.

Diary-event-wise, very little happened during the drinking of this bottle. Anything I mentioned would be tedious. Insert your own punchline here ...


  1. Ben, perhaps rhubarb is an ancient closely guarded secret ingredient in Cava! I'm having a go at Birch Sap - definitely not expecting grape flavoured wine with this!!!

  2. A couple of years ago I went to a rhubarb farm - I live just outside the Rhubarb Triangle, which is a bit like the Bermuda Triangle but involves fewer planes vanishing and more crumble - the first bit of which was a lecture about rhubarb. The lecturer promised all sorts of magic properties about rhubarb, but did not mention it being Cava's secret ingredient.

    I will be very interested to hear about Birch Sap wine. I think I have tried it once, and it was an unusual flavour, and your expectations I think are correct. It was very sweet.

  3. Aha - I have just gone to your blog, and am now about to read all about tapping birch trees. Anyone else stumbling across this blog/comment - click on Jerry's name and it will take you there. 'The Great Outdoors' is always worth a read.