I have recently started bicycling to work. Very recently. This week in fact. I feel great and am having fun. Its been a long time since I did a lot of riding. Back in college I'd do 15 miles 3 times a week and a longer weekend ride. Back then I had a quality road... Continue Reading →
Tonight I tried a wonderful light white wine from the Island of Crete. A 2008 bottle of Boutari Kretikos White. I have to say its is fantastic. I will be buying more if I can find it.
Two flats of strawberries have arrived in the home. One flat for freezer jam and one flat for making strawberry wine. Here is a picture of the lovely things. 4-5 lbs of fresh strawberries, washed, stemmed, and any spoilage cut off. 2.5 lbs of sugar ( was 2 lbs but these could have... Continue Reading →
Home made vinegar is something I have wanted to try. You can jump start this by having a culture called the "mother" or you can take the long way and let your wine catch its own. I have tried to grow my other mother culture in the past and failed. I tried... Continue Reading →
The blueberry wine is now bubbling away. One of the things I truly love is the sound of actively fermenting wine. The bucket is "ALIVE". Its kinda cool. Not sure how this will go but here is the recipie I am using. Ingredients 8 cups frozen blueberries 1/2 container of Red Grape Concentrate 4 cups... Continue Reading →
Last night I added labels and caps to the Spiced Apple Wine I just bottled a couple weeks ago with hopes of enjoying it next fall. Cheers!
Why do wine bottles have that lovely cap on the end covering the cork ? I often wondered since I find a pretty cork in a simple glass bottle without a cap so pretty. My wife recently commented that leaving a bottle in a cellar for several years meant you would probably have to wipe... Continue Reading →
In my foray into the world of wine I have started sampling some Florida wine out of Plant City. Keel & Curley Winery makes a variety of fruit wines. I found the Strawberry Reisling to be a wonderful summer wine. Very light and fun. It had a nice boquet of strawberries and was very low in... Continue Reading →
This is a very simple and straightforward method I will have to try.....