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Well, the wine is bottled and stored away for another ccouple or three months to give it a bit more time to mellow and mature. It is beautiful to look at...it has an orangy blush color. I used rhubarb, prune plums and saskatoon/blueberries in the making and the plums have sure given it a lovely color. Reminds me a bit of a sunset just as the colors are beginning to fade a bit. And hey, the taste is pretty good, too. Not bad for my first attempt at wine making. I don't know if I would ever have started, though, if my good friend had not walked me through it every step of the way.
It is nearly as satisfying as finishing a beautiful quilt........but not quite. So, today I do believe I can spend some time in my sewing room and then tomorrow I have to get DH ready to head out to Oshkosh, Wisconson on the weekend.

For those of you who do not know what this momentous week is about, it is a week dedicated to everything and anything aviation. At this time each year, Oshkosh becomes the busiest airport in the world and there are people that come to this venue from all over the world. Even celebrities like John Travolta, Harrison Ford and Chuck Yeager attend regularly. I have been there once, and though it is not my cup of tea, I surely can understand why my Hubby loves it. It is for him, what going to quilt show in Houston, Texas would be for me.

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Comment by cellogirl on July 24, 2009 at 4:44am
Sounds yummy!! Is this a regular thing with you --the wine making? That sounds fascinating!!--have you seen the episode of James Herriot where the man has him taste his assortment of homemade wine? The air show sounds interesting--you're right, not quite up to fantastic as in the Houston Quilt Show!! Hope there's a quilt shop in the vacinity to explore!!
Comment by Joana Simmers/GA on July 23, 2009 at 2:38pm
My grandmother made communion wine for the Primitive Baptist Church my dad grew up in. He tells about taking several bottles in the back of the family's Model T (?) to the church, getting part of the way there driving over bumpy roads, when the bottles started to explode. I wish I could have seen it, but Daddy made the story come alive for us. Hope you don't get results like Vicky and my dad! And then there was one of Daddy's deacons who had a great new recipe for ice cream topping--it started with several kinds of fruit in a glass jar, combined with sugar and left on the counter for several weeks. At intervals, he added more sugar and fruit. Let's just say that the ice cream social was a very happy event. And you thought Baptists didn't know how to have fun.
Comment by Muriel on July 23, 2009 at 10:49am
I have never tried to make wine and probably won't but I like red wine. I would love to beable to have a taste of your wine when it is ready.
Enjoy your trip to Oshkosh this weekend.
Comment by Vicky Girten/MO on July 23, 2009 at 9:05am
We tried to make Apple Jack and when my DH went downstairs to check on it, all the bottles had exploded. I don't know if he will try again this year or not.

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