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    Default Home made wines

    Unusual Wine?

    What have you made wine from? and how good was it?
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    Default Wines wot I have made

    Celery - revolting
    Jerusalem Artichoke - ok, with predictable wind factor!
    Pea pod - ok, earthy tasting
    Orange & mango juice wine from carton - not as good as expected
    black cherry from kit - not keen, tastes chemically

    redcurrant - really fruity, yum!
    parsnip - delicious, like a chardonny
    rhubarb - really delicious, like a rose

    Grapefruit - don't know, maturing in the bottles
    gooseberry & rhubarb - don't know, still clearing (taking forever!)
    Apple wine - don't know, still fermenting

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    Anyone tried cherry tomato wine?
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    Brambles
    Elderberries
    Strawberries
    Oranges
    Sloes
    Plums
    Rhubarb
    Parsnips
    Rose Petals
    Elderflower
    Kiwi Fruit
    Lychees
    Pumkin
    Rose Hips
    Pears
    Birch Sap
    Raspberries
    Blueberries
    Cranberries
    Fruit flavoured Tea Bags
    Christmas Pudding
    Grapefruit
    Mango
    Gorse Flowers
    Tinned fruit

    to name a few

    I'm a member of a couple of wine circles and enter compertitions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scunny Zeb View Post
    Brambles
    ......
    to name a few

    I'm a member of a couple of wine circles and enter compertitions
    Nice one, SC - do you have favourite?

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    Dandelion - not ready til xmas but the bit we did taste we added lemonade to and was just like Martini & lemonade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel at the Hill View Post
    Nice one, SC - do you have favourite?
    Lychee .....makes a nice white (Won a good few prizes)
    Bramble and Elderberry.......nice port style wine
    Rhubarb and Elder flower... nice light German style
    Christmas Pudding......sweet desert style

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    Got my first ever batch on the go - raspberry, the first taste I had the other night when topping up the DJ's was loverly! Looking forward to when it' "finished"! Going to try the ribena recipe from CJJ's book this weekend!

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