Saturday, June 5, 2010

Quick, cheap and dirty wine update

A couple of weeks ago I racked my Welch's wine to secondary. It cleared up perfectly so I went ahead and bottled today. I just cracked one of the bottles to try. It smells like wine. It's tart, sweet and fruity. The alcohol flavor is pretty strong. That will mellow out with time. I probably should have degassed it. It's got a little bit of CO2 bite. To be honest I'm a little shocked. It's not at all what I expected. It tastes as good or better than any other wine that I've ever made after one month. The other three bottles will be aged for a few months. I expect good things out of them. This is definitely a recipe that I'll be keeping on hand. It's a quick and easy way to keep the pipeline full.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice job. The danger is drinking too much of your product.

Mayberry said...

Cool! My Dad planted some vines, he might have a bottle in two years or so...

Wyn Boniface said...

Nice to see the wine making is coming along. Wouldn't the CO2 make it a sparkling wine?

The Urban Survivalist said...

It's not really sparkling. Think soda that's been sitting out all night that has just a little bit of fizz left. It tends to give it a little acid bite without really being bubbly. It's not that bad or noticeable but you definitely don't want it in good wine.