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
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.
- posted 8 years ago