Posted by: michelenel | 9 March, 2017

Handmade update 7…..

Good morning folks and welcome to my update for today.  Firstly an apology for the images that decided to load on their side….and for the life of me I could not edit to face the correct direction!  Today is another non sewing post for my other hobby….wine making.  Don’t get too excited, this is all in the cellar ageing now and NOT for immediate consumption.

You may have seen a previous post where I told you about our winery….a used kitchen from the 1970s which we installed below our stairs in what was once going to be the office but we changed our mind when we realised our wine making really did need a decent space of its own.  It is working out really well and apart from a few things that still need to be done, it does the job really well.  Here is a shot of the area we set out for the wine to ferment…because it has a radiator and we can control the temperature in the void using a heat lamp and a curtain over the opening.  My latest and now favourite item in the winery is my new FastFerment….that’s the conical-shaped fermentation vat that we have placed into the countertop….an amazing piece of kit that saves so much time and fuss when making wine.img_7042

Here is a close up of it happily bubbling away with a 30 bottle red wine which has now been turned into a sherry and is ageing in the cellar for a family wedding…..img_7043

Another view of the wines that were fermenting at the time…A few whites and a mix of reds….also all finished and ageing in the cellar…..img_7046


All I can say is that this is going to be a very happy wedding because together with this lot I have already made 100 bottles of various red wines that are also ageing in the cellar.  Now all I need to do is keep the families grubby mitts off this lot until September!

Perhaps I should get that lock installed on the cellar door?

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