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 28 September 2019

Ginger Wine - First Bottle (5), 21st September 2019

I have a rule that, unless the flavour is Apple, I do not drink my first bottle from a batch of wine until it is a year old. I have broken this rule for Ginger by three and a half months. It is all because I am a Yorkshire miser. When bottling this wine on Friday, I snapped the string during the corking process. Leaving string in a bottle's neck will ruin the wine. Corks cost about 8 pence each. Therefore, by drinking this wine the next day I saved myself nearly one-tenth of one pound. Result!

The wine itself is everything ginger wine should be: dry, light, gingery.

If you want to see how I made this wine, click here.


  1. I made some ginger wine from ground ginger last year, I have racked it a couple of times and it's not very clear, it tastes lovely. How was yours with the root ginger.

    1. Hello Angela - It works really well: very gingery, and it does clear in time. One thing I try to do is not to make it too sweet, so that it can be drunk with a meal. I haven't tried this with ground ginger - and I wonder if the powdery nature of that is the reason it hasn't cleared?

  2. Thanks Ben, I think you are right I will try root next time. I decided to bottle so will leave it for a few months it might clear, or I'll just drink it in a pottery goblet!