Exactly one year ago, tomorrow, I started my first ever batch of Saskatoon Berry Wine. Tonight I finally got around to trying a bottle for the first time!
Today I harvested lots of fresh rhubarb in order to make more wine and pies. The good cat Moth-Gractor helped me with the task. Later on, after starting a batch of rhubarb wine (my second of the season) I enjoyed a few sips of the Graham’s 2009 Late Bottled Vintage Port, which I had been meaning to review since Christmas.
It’s time for another boxed wine review… and a few choice photos from the the Race Rocks lighthouse!
Coming home to my parents’ juiciest ever crop of wild Saskatoon berries has inspired me to attempt my hand at turning them into wine.
Last summer, I made my first ever batch of rhubarb wine. Being only a 1 gallon batch, and expecting it to improve with age, I have tried to be patient before opening any bottles. Now that it is more than one year old, I think it time to share some tasting notes so that those of you who may be interested in following my recipe will know what to expect.
One thing that you cannot do when you’re alone on an island, is to wander into the local liquor store on a Friday afternoon and pick up a six-pack of beer. Instead you have to make do with what you brought ahead of time. And since a few beers wouldn’t have lasted very long, I opted to bring a box of wine instead. It’s all about longevity after opening, and space constraints.