Posted: 13/10/2013 at 16:55
Raspberry wine, flavoursome, fragrant and delicious. Makes one grateful for living in this country !
Strawberry wine, sounds better than it is. The reality of this wine is disappointing. It has a very delicate balance between a light table wine and something out of a book of Peter Rabbit. You could imagine Flopsy, Mopsy and Pete sitting around a Potter table , drinking the stuff and saying things like, ' That MacGregor , he's a b****d'! and then everyone in an extatic dance of mischivous delight.
Damson, is the wine to stop a charging rhino in it's tracks, and then kiss it on the lips. It is BEAUTIFUL ! Glorious colour, a full bodied flavour and take a breathalyser with you !
Dan Dillion, is one of those wines that you need to get lucky with the picking of flower heeds. Leave 'em too long and you get a bucket of Cat's urine. Not to be left to it's own devices. It needs baby sitting in the first couple of weks. Get used to it and you'll have a good enuff wine to loosen the stays of a head teacher !
Roobarb, is a jolly little number, that has a nice character. A light table wine, flavoursome and not too heavy on the senses. Has a cheeky 'nose', and a hint of manure from the winter feed. Check it out.
Goosegog, is versatile. Both as a jam, chutney or wine. Stirring , squelching or boiling, it stands up to the worst you can throw at it, and gives you more pleasure than you deserve.
Apple, is good for only the most lucky peppes I think. I have nly in the early days of making apple wine, managed to get some real humdinger results out of apples. Perhaps I need to read the recipe ! I have been using all our apples with chutney and relish !
Blackberry wine is one of the rulers of the garden. Beautiful looking clear splosh, and so easy to make, it is a wonder that there aren't hordes of bloodied people out in the hedgerows in September, torn to shreds harvesting this beautiful medicinal fruit ! I LOVE Blackberry wine, me !
My favourite wine overall, impossible to say. If I was cast upon a desert island, with Kirsty Young, I would use either the Damson, or the Raspberry, or the Blackberry. I wouold reckon 7 or 8 bottles should do the trick !