21 May 2014
Nothing to do with boat building!
This is my first ever batch of home made wine. I want to get into making "wild wines", with as much foraged fruits, flowers, leaves that I'll be able to muster. These 6 bottles are filled with nectar!!! Well, filled with wine made from plums. Not wild ones unfortunately, but cultivated plums. Nevertheless, the wine produced, much to my surprise and delight, is very drinkable. It is somewhat sweet, but dry at the same time, slightly fizzy too. I hope it has finished fermenting, otherwise I might get a few explosions...
This is the first lot. It definitely won't be the last. There are plenty of wild plant's flowers, fruits, leaves that can be foraged and used, even in my neck of the wood. At the very least, I am gaining a enjoyable hobby, and eventually won't have to consume all the chemicals used in commercial wines.