One day in the early eighties I made a batch of Rice and Potato wine. I forget the recipe – It was cheap and I had rice and potatoes in the house… so rice and potatoes were in it 😛 . . . also I believe there may have been some raisins. After all the bubbling and such subsided, this wine was bottled and put in the small cupboard under the sink, to be forgotten.
A few years later, I got married and sold my house to move to the US. In preparation for moving, all the cupboards were emptied and I found these 3 bottles of wine, covered in dust. I was on a tight schedule, and they couldn’t be shipped, so I emptied them into the sink… I don’t know why, but I tried a small glass from the last bottle – It was the best wine I had ever made – clear, light, fresh and not too sweet!
What can you learn from this?
- Keep a record of ALL the recipes you use to make EVERY batch of wine that you make.
- Even homemade wine keeps a lot longer than you can imagine ~ If it is bottled and stored properly.
- Never throw wine down the sink until you are sure you won’t want to drink it.