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, 18 December 2021

Crab Apple & Strawberry Wine 2020 - Second Bottle (4), 27th October 2021

Not a bad bottle of wine at all. Perhaps more crab apple than strawberry, but lovely and light. We drank the whole lot on a Wednesday evening, mostly because I was making pancakes. That may appear to be a non-sequitur but making pancakes always puts me in a bad mood. They take longer than they should, rarely reach the edge of the pan and flipping them can go badly wrong. Still, the resulting 'Pancakes Stuffed with Ham and Mushroom in a White Sauce Topped with Parmesan' (snappy title) was absolutely delicious and worth being grumpy for.

Taken on 28th October - a new shirt!


  1. Merry Christmas Ben and I hope 2022 is a prosperous year for you.

  2. Hi Ben,
    Do hope all is alright, missed your posts.
    All good wishes for 2022 with lots of wine making!

    1. Hello Ange and Dave.

      All fine here and apologies for being away for quite so long. No real reason apart from not finding the time so much. I have bouts of being enthusiastic and then bouts of not being so much. However, I will try to start adding again.


    2. Great to get your post today, it's strange how hard it is to make a desert wine... then you open a bottle and there it is!
      The blue cheese and spinach quiche sounds lovely!
      Have a good week.