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Blackberry Wine!

January 7, 2011

I went Blackberry picking at the customary time and made tonnes of jam, but I also kept several pounds of blackberries to make into my first ever wine!

After much fermenting sieving, racking, stabilizing etc etc I made a very passable beautifully clear Blackberry Wine which I bottled and gave out as some Christmas gifts!!!

Some of the comments….

“Good, we’ll buy some off you if there is any more!”

“Most enjoyable”


Then Dad:  “nice bouquet!!”  “Slightly Sherrified”  “Tastes good”  (he also recommended I get proper demi johns the the plastic tub ones!!  Will apparently help with the sherrifying!!)

Hurrah!!! Must try making more!!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Vaughnde Edwards permalink
    January 8, 2011 4:05 pm

    Hmmmm I’m not fond of alcoholic drinks but I’m glad that your firt foray into winemaking was a success with your family and friends.

    • elliefantsdelights permalink*
      January 8, 2011 4:36 pm

      me too! having requests now for me to make more!! one even suggested I buy frozen blackberries for it….. negates the point really!!! but I shall see what I do next!!

  2. minusculedot permalink
    January 9, 2011 4:36 am

    What a feat! How did it turn out? I’ve always been fascinated by homemade wine

    • elliefantsdelights permalink*
      January 9, 2011 1:42 pm

      I’m definately doing some more at some point!! Yum!!! hic!

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