For my birthday, my daughter bought me a small wine making kit.
I loved it.
I used to dabble in home made wine many years ago, and have thought about getting back into it on and off over the years.
So, anyway, I got it all going, and the initial fermentation has finished, and I have now been letting the sediment clear. It is looking very nice for a kit wine. I will be bottling it up tonight, to be set aside for a few months before tasting. Christmas at a push, I guess!
In the future I will resuse the hardware in the kit to make more wine from the fruit, rather than the grape concentrate which was in the kit. I will be revisiting some old favourites, such as spiced apple wine, and trying a few new ones too. The great thing about this set up is that it only makes about 6 bottles at a time, so we won't be getting bogged down in our own private wine lake, we can just have a rolling, low level production. If a batch is bad, no big loss!