Friday, November 14, 2008

Next stage in the plonk saga

When I told Jeremy that I had decided to have a go at wine-making, he reminded me of the Monty Python Australian Wine sketch, where the wine-spokesperson said (read this aloud in a slow Australian accent):
"This wine is not for drinking. This wine is for laying down and avoiding."
In fact it's not bad at all. Fermentation is complete, stabiliser added. According to the instructions, I need to shake the wine for 3-4 minutes 3 times a day for 4 days, that is 48 minutes. Then, after adding the finings, I must shake the wine for 20 minutes. That's over an hour of exercise, so I can now see that wine-making is also good for the cardio-vascular system.

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