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This blog is a record of the wine that I make and drink. Each flavour made and each bottle drunk will appear here. You may come to the conclusion that, on the whole, I should be drinking less.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Crab Apple Wine - Fourteenth Bottle (A6), 9th-10th April 2017

I had to delve into the crypt to retrieve this bottle, but that at least meant it was cool (and covered in spider webs). Sunday was the warmest April day I can remember - in some parts of the country (though not Leeds) it reached 25o. Much of the day, consequently, was spent in the garden - which is looking fabulous at the moment. We had Rachel, Duncan & Ruth round for brunch and sat under the apple tree with coffee and pastries.

I opened the wine this evening while making this year's ginger wine. It is a good vintage of crab apple, and now our brand new crab apple tree is putting out proto-blossom, I have high hopes that it will not be my last.

Our crab apple tree