Well, Gilbert declared this past week that our wine was ready to bottle.
We had 2 batches on the go.
So, yesterday - Saturday - I washed and sterilized all our 2 liter bottles.
This morning, we started bottling and I thought I'd take a few pictures
to share with you.
1st batch is now bottled and corked!
It's a "Vieux Château du Roi" - red and dry - the way we like it!
The name of the wine, translated would probably be:
"The King's Old Castle". Don't ask - have NO IDEA where they got the name! LOL
Here's Gilbert, adding the wine from the 2nd batch.
Oh yah, Thunder, our German Shepherd is ALWAYS with us -
that's his rump that you see in the picture. LOL
This batch, is what I think they call a "cépage".
That's when 2 (or more) types of grapes are mixed together.
Personally, I prefer a Shiraz.
The BESTEST Shiraz, in my opinion, are from Australia, Chile or Africa.
They seem to have more "punch" in the mouth - nice and savory...
sometimes with a taste of "pepper", almost. *grin*
Anyhow, Gilbert was choosing and paying for the wine kits....
He prefers a Cabernet - so, we compromised! *grin*
As I write this, it's now 12h35 noon time.
Time to grab a bite to eat and I hope to be able
sew some more, this afternoon.
Have a great Sunday!