Finally getting last year's wine bottled

I'm really late this year in getting my wine bottled. I just did 36 bottles of blackberry wine two weeks ago, and another 40 bottles of cherry wine this past weekend. I've still got 5 gal of peach wine waiting but I've got a little more time available now so I ought to get that done this week.
I had to get it going because the current cherry season is almost over and that's when my neighbor (an orchardist) brings me a big box of culls to turn into wine. I've got to get my work table cleared off.
I didn't pick any blackberries at all this year. I was just too busy with other things. But the blackberries will be back again next year, creeping out into the lawn as usual, I'm sure.
And I think I'm going to buy a bigger corking machine soon. My hands are really getting sore using this Gilda corker. It works good, it's just tough to squeeze after awhile. I haven't decided yet on getting a bench corker with a big lever, or really putting some money into it and getting a floor model with a foot pedal.
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jerry2
I did a Welches white grape/cherry wine that I started back on Good Friday. I just had to open one of the bottles. Pretty good. A Jack Keller site mixture.
I have the red floor model of the corker and love it. It's worth the dollars spent on it.
Frank
>I'm really late this year in getting my wine bottled. I just did 36 >bottles of blackberry wine two weeks ago, and another 40 bottles of >cherry wine this past weekend. I've still got 5 gal of peach wine waiting >but I've got a little more time available now so I ought to get that done >this week. > >I had to get it going because the current cherry season is almost over >and that's when my neighbor (an orchardist) brings me a big box of culls >to turn into wine. I've got to get my work table cleared off. > >I didn't pick any blackberries at all this year. I was just too busy with >other things. But the blackberries will be back again next year, creeping >out into the lawn as usual, I'm sure. > >And I think I'm going to buy a bigger corking machine soon. My hands are >really getting sore using this Gilda corker. It works good, it's just >tough to squeeze after awhile. I haven't decided yet on getting a bench >corker with a big lever, or really putting some money into it and getting >a floor model with a foot pedal.
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flk
I've made cherry wine for the past two years from the cull cherries that my neighbor (an orchardist) kindly gives me for free. I have used a Gilda hand corker for three years now and... I'm ready to move up to something a little easier on my hands.
But I haven't decided on a bench corker with a big lever, or a floor corker with a foot pedal (and a lot more money). Let me know how you like your corker and whether it was worth the money.
JW
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jerry3

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