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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

5 bottles of Damson wine

After having a sneaky taste of my wines last week i thought it was about time i bottled one of them. So now i have 5 bottles ready to take home for christmas! Very exciting! I`m not entirely sure they have come outhow they were supposed to; more of a rose wine rather than a red, but they still taste fine which is all i care about. Actually i am pretty pleased. A month ago it had such a strong, horrible after taste i was prepared to get rid of it all, all 27 bottles worth!! 3 gallons of it still has that taste but it has fermented longer so i am hoping that now it has settled it will improve like the bottled stuff has!
As you can see from the pictures i decided to take the labels off the bottles. I see why everyone in the forums suggests this isn't such a good idea. The stick is impossible to completely remove!! O well, lesson learned. I am slightly worried they are going to pop their corks as i have read many horror stories... I'm sure it will be fine, they havent fermented for weeks but its still a bit of a worry!
I look forward to toasting a fuzzy cristmas away with this lot, along with my mothers elderberry and apple wines :-D