Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Winery Open!

Four months ago we took 10 pounds of plums, crushed them up and dumped them in a bucket. After several rackings, we ended up with wine! It's a beautiful red color, and surprisingly dry. The flavor is strong, and Dan swears the alcohol content is a little higher than normal.

We bottled 8 bottles, plus a pitcher for drinking. Not too bad for a first attempt!

Our infused liquors were also ready for bottling. The vodkas were a total success! We have lime vodka, that will be amazing in lemonade, and cherry vodka - that we have no idea what to do with. Anyone have any ideas?

Unfortunately our experiment in making brandy ended up so bad it went down the drain. We'll try again using the technique we used for the vodka, and maybe adding some spices as well for extra flavor.

Good or bad, we've had fun experimenting! We have 20 pounds of apples currently turning themselves into wine right now.

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