Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Red, White and Rosé

Back in February Roger went for a boys wine tasting session, just up the road from here and got to sample all that was on offer, choosing one of each colour to be ready in April. The wine was delivered in 10ltr boxes and needed to be bottled, something we’d never done before much to the surprise of Denis. Our potato hero came to the rescue again as he had the corking gadget and knowhow and made the corking look so easy. I couldn’t even pull the handle down, never mind hold the bottle at the same time, I needed both hands to get it to work. One unusual thing, the labels were soaked in milk before being stuck on the bottles, not sure why so something I need to find out more about. We bought enough for 19 bottles plus a couple of glasses leftover and all the wines are delicious, but the white is my favourite and I’m not a big white drinker. I don’t think the 6 bottles we have are going to last very long.

Wine 1

Getting ready.

Wine 3

Filling the bottles.

Wine 2

Corking.

Wine 4

Wetting the labels in milk.

Wine 5

Ready for the cave.

10 comments:

  1. Milk is supposed to stop bubbling under the label. Absorption of water from the glue causes expansion and bubbling so I believe!!
    That corking machine is brilliant. Hope all is well Diane xox

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    1. Definitely no bubbling with the milk, what a great tip. Thanks for letting us know. All well here, still so busy but enjoying the warmer days x

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  2. Gosh that looks great adding another craft to your bows. xxx

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    1. Hopefully we will do it again next year and we'll get more white next time. I think you'll like it as its sweet x

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  3. We are looking forward to tasting some, only four days to wait. Xx

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    1. I don't think there will be any left :)

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  4. Has it all gone yet? Lol x

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    1. No, we haven't touched it yet, being very restrained xx

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