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    Default Elderflower champagne ?

    I've noticed the elderflower are starting to appear.
    Most years I almost leave it too late to pick them ( they change flavour when old) so I'm just giving peeps ( and myself!) a reminder that the time is almost here.....

    Anyone else planning on making any this year?
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    lol you beat me too it mate ,yes folks its that time of year again ,this really is the best homemade wine you can make and you have about a 3-4 week window to pick them (picked my 1st 10-15 flower heads last night on the way home from the plot ) so get cracking ,cheers
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    I make it every year and my friends are starting to place their orders
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    I have been eyeing up the elder round the boundary and purposely not chopped it just so I can make some champagne
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    Exciting isn't it?
    leb....did you buy a black elderflower tree in the end?
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    no i didnt get one in the end i got abit scared at how big they can grow so i have set up some posts and wires and im going for outdoor grapvines instead
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    Grapes?..good man!

    Yeh, I cut my tree backto about 6ft every year.
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    yes im v excited about growing them ,ive always been interested in the training side of things with grapevines ,i only have 1 vine atm but im hoping to have 12 in the end so i should get a few bottles of wine from them
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