20 April 2021

Home Made

 


We had a busy morning bottling our plum wine.  It was very satisfying to see all the filled bottles lined up, sealed with corks and carefully labelled, all twenty four of them.  Actually the labels got a little mixed up so we now have an Early Plum, a Late Plum and a Very Early Plum.  Well, they’re all plum anyway.


For the first time this year we had lunch outside on the terrace.  Home-made ciabatta, cheese, home-made pesto with a three bean salad, home-made yoghurt with fresh blueberries, and ….. a chilled glass of home-made plum wine!  It was certainly a very enjoyable lunch and I’m not sure if it was the sunshine or the wine but I felt very warm and rosy afterwards!

 

 

29 comments:

  1. Sounds absolutely delightful.love the label too.

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  2. First of many outdoor meals this summer I'm sure, made especially nice with your own home-made beverage!

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  3. What a joy al fresco living and eating can be - especially in the sun without masks!

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    1. Doesn't happen as often as we would like in the UK.

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  4. Looks very professional with the labels

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    1. I was quite pleased with them Pat although removing the old labels from the bottles wasn't much fun.

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  5. I think you should send a bottle to Australia...for quality control.

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    1. I think you should come to England to test it.

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  6. A bistro meal with wonderful wine on the patio in the sunshine sounds perfect. 20 bottles makes a good stock. A wine fridge in your new kitchen might be called for. I would be happy to have a bottle for a taste test here in the US. I'll report all findings to Sarah of Quality Control.

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    1. Twenty four bottles - well, twenty three and a half now! And still the apple wine to do.

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  7. That meal sounds wonderful - all of it! I remember my father making his own wine (from grapes) and it always looked less than appetizing, but people would try it (maybe just to make him feel good). I imagine the process is a lot better now. Never tried plum wine. I'll bet it's good! -Jenn

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    1. It's a very pleasant, dry rose wine. I'm not sure it's good enough to offer to guests though.

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  8. It certainly looks the job, with those labels, etc. It won't be long before Elderflower Champagne season; but hardly the same thing!

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    1. We're hoping to make some elderberry wine in autumn, they make a really full bodied red wine.

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  9. Have you got one of those 'floaty things' to find out how strong it is? Sorry to be so technical.

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    1. A hydrometer! We have but it's not an easy thing to read, I think it's indicating about 15%.

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  10. What a perfect lunch - may it be the first of many this summer. The bottles look so professional with their labels - did Rick get a sip too!

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    1. I think Rick would have turned his nose up at the wine. He's teetotal.

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  11. I have never had plum wine, sounds delightful. I love the clean look of your labels as well.

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    1. Thank you (I didn't want to use too much ink from the printer!).

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  12. It's great that you had labels specially made for your plum wine. Your lunch sounds delightful.

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