Thoughts . . . by Mark Rich

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Currant Wine

[also written on and intended for July 1, 2010]

Since I was thinking of starting a new currant wine, this morning I went into the basement in search of a bottle to try. I opened one from 2009, decanted it, and poured a glass to try a few sips.

It was a wine that I believe would prove agreeable enough for some home winemakers. It was not adequate for this household, though.

When I looked at the records, I discovered, somewhat to my surprise, that I had made it as a cooked wine, pouring boiling water over the hapless red currants. Martha noted, when I saw this in my records, that last summer we had no way of knowing, as of yet, the real difference between the cooked and raw wines.

As a cooked wine, I should note, red currant is actually superior to strawberry wine -- more delicate, less fruity.

Cheers ...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mark

    Got the lovely little chapbook. Thank you so much. All the best of the season to you and Martha and, of course, Lorna.


    I also read of your computer troubles. I will try to get in touch with you via the most recent email address I have.