Taste the Wild Blog

September 24, 2017

Blackberry and Elderberry Wine

This wine is amazing, it certainly knocks the socks off the old heavy country brews, to me it is more like the modern fruity reds from the new world

  Blackberry and Elderberry wine – makes 30 bottles This recipe is for a standard large fermenter but for a 1 gallon demijohn reduce the ingredients to one fifth of the amount. It is very important to sterilise your equipment, I use a brew safe cleaner/sanitiser at all stages to make sure the wine stays … Continued

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July 8, 2013

Elderflower and Rose Champagne… the perfect summer drink?

The taste of Elderflower champagne will always remind me of warm summer evenings spent with good friends and good food. Here is a new twist on that old favourite, adding the delicate scent of roses along with a blush pink tint. Rose petal and Elderflower champagne.  Simple to make and full of the tastes of … Continued

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June 21, 2013

Elderflower wine

This is my recipe for Elderflower wine, I have made wine this way for the last 15 years and it always works well.  There are loads of flowers this year, it’s a bumper year! I have explained the process in detail for any of you that have not made wine before, you can also scale … Continued

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