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Greetings From South Wales
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HI from Rob & Gee in aberdare, south wales.  We have recently started making wine and are really enjoying it - any tips,hint or recipes will be greatly appreciated Thanks laugh

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wave Ooh, more Welshies!  Welcome Rob and Gee. 

I'll try that again!

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My only advice is do not, on any account, try to mix 3 gallons of oversweet parsnip wine with 3 gallons of overdry beetroot.  By the time you've discovered the right proportions for a swiggable tipple, you'll be far too squiffy to remember.  And oooooh - the hangover! steamaarghaargh  Here speaks the voice of experience. That's why I gave up making my own brew many years ago.smug big_laugh

Welcome aboard - I'm sure you'll get much better advice from other Forumites.

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Heather E said:

My only advice is do not, on any account, try to mix 3 gallons of oversweet parsnip wine with 3 gallons of overdry beetroot.  By the time you've discovered the right proportions for a swiggable tipple, you'll be far too squiffy to remember.  And oooooh - the hangover! steamaarghaargh  Here speaks the voice of experience. That's why I gave up making my own brew many years ago.smug big_laugh

Welcome aboard - I'm sure you'll get much better advice from other Forumites.


 

Heather, I do like your style!big_laugh

 

Welcome aboard, Rob & Gee, you should find lots of advise here!

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Heather, the next time you try an experiment like that, let me know and I'll toffeeapple up to help you. wink

I'll try that again!

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Toffeeapple said:

Heather, the next time you try an experiment like that, let me know and I'll toffeeapple up to help you. wink


 

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No, not until after the testing, then  I'd sleep it off so would be OK to fly. tongue

I'll try that again!

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Hi Rob & Gee,

I've been dabbling with winemaking for a few years - it's good fun and very rewarding on the odd occasion I end up with a really nice wine.

What kind of wines do you like - red/white/dry/sweet? Probably my most consistently successful wine is the elderflower I make each summer. Uses 1 litre each of apple juice and grape juice for fruitiness, a couple of handfuls of elderflowers, and about 500g of sugar to make 1 gallon of wine. I've also made elderflower cider using just apple juice, no grape juice or added sugar. They can be finished off still or fizzy champagne

My hedgerow 'red' wines are a bit more variable but then I don't usually follow a strict recipe but use whatever I manage to harvest each autumn.

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Welcome on board, Rob & Gee, and thank you very much for joining in.

We made no wine last year or this year. Maybe it comes and goes in phases with us, and Fiona's gardening and preserving has sort of taken priority. But making and enjoying your own wine is a joy. Even the not so gluggable potions can be used in cooking to great effect. It will never go to waste.

Except pea pod wine. Save that to share with your worst enemy when he comes calling. He will never call again big_laugh

Our best advice is to find a copy of C. J. J. Berry's book First Steps in Winemaking, if you have not already done so. That is a great foundation and F still swears by it. Find it on Amazon or eBay. And check out the Wine category on Fiona's blog (left-hand panel under Drinks) to read our own exploits.

Do please let us know what you have tried - what worked and did not. ok wine

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croeso, sud dych chi?

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chi yn Boyoland, sud dych. Croeso!

big_laugh Sorry, Rae. Couldn't help meself!

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