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Blackberry wine from beyond the Grave!

As I was out walking the dog, I was amazed to see the numbers of Blackberries that are already turning into a deep black colour with the subtle purple hue that indicates they are very nearly ready to be picked. I was thinking that it is a bit early in the season for berry picking, but Mother Nature is proving me wrong.

I can feel a session of berry picking on the cards for tomorrow, I may pop over to the largest cemetery in the city as they have the best blackberry bushes by far. The only thing I can put it down to is the good quality fertilizer that is present in the ground. The trace elements of iron, carbon and calcium really do seem to do the trick at swelling the berries and enhancing the flavour.

We will be making Blackberry wine out of them, we make about 20 gallons of it each year, and every year we wish we had made 30 gallons. This divine drink is akin to an aged tawny port, but at 100th of the price.

When we have made the blackberry wine with blackberries from the cemetery in previous years, we are always staggered at what great depth of body the wine has!

Image Credit » Photo of some of my previous Blackberry wine. I made the wine, I took the photo, I drank the wine!

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tzwrites wrote on July 21, 2014, 9:46 AM

My garden is full of blackberries too!

jamarse wrote on July 21, 2014, 9:50 AM

Ohh go make yourself a few gallons of this brilliant wine .. .If you like wine, you will love it!

bestwriter wrote on July 21, 2014, 10:30 AM

I am getting a creepy feeling somehow emoticon :grin:

indexer wrote on July 21, 2014, 11:14 AM

So when grandad make some remark along the lines of 'I hope you'll have a drink to remember me by', shortly before his final departure, was this what he had in mind?

gidget wrote on July 21, 2014, 3:18 PM

You make me want to learn to make wine. I wonder if I can make wine out of stevia!

jamarse wrote on July 21, 2014, 3:21 PM

The yeast could not break down the stevia, so no alcohol would be produced. . . but why not try honey and male mead?

gidget wrote on July 21, 2014, 3:48 PM

Yeah, I was joking. I would like to learn to make wine though.