Thursday, 14 February 2013
For my Valentine
The Redcurrant-and-Strawberry was bottled today.
In the interests of scientific research, it has had a taste-test, and I have even managed to procure a Hydrometer. More accurately, the same friend who bought me the winemaking book for Christmas spotted a lot of wine-making apparatus being sold at knockdown prices in a shop I'd usually associate with bedclothes and cushions, and rang to ask what I'd like.
So here we are as I carefully unwrap the little glass tube...the further the gauge sinks, the less dense the wine (why doesn't the English language have an antonym for "dense"?), and the more alcoholic it is. So I lower the device in, twist to remove the bubbles and...it sinks right past the scale!
And it tastes pretty good too!