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, 1 November 2020

Apple & Strawberry Wine 2019 - First Bottle (1), 28th-29th October 2020

Well, this wine is disappointing. It doesn't taste much of either strawberry or apple, the wine is thin and there is just a hint of mustiness. In the past this flavour has been rather good. 2019's batch is a mid-week bottle at best, and probably one to be left gathering dust under the stairs.

Neither day on which we drank it has been memorable: dull, wet and cold late October days where the autumn colours are quickly sinking to the ground, turning into dark brown sludge beneath our feet.

Taken to represent the title of a film. Any guesses?

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


  1. Would it be nice as a fruit vinegar?

    1. Hello Cherie

      I wouldn't know where to start with vinegar. Claire has made tarragon vinegar - but just by putting tarragon in white wine vinegar. I suspect that this wine just tastes so little of anything that it isn't much good for alternative uses, and will only serve as something to keep my hands busy, when I want to hold a glass of wine.