Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bottling wine and jamon gets started

With the piggies gone, we needed a little pick me up so decided it was time to bottle (and taste) the 46 litres of wine which has been brewing in the basement for the last 6 months. With me bottling and Jamie using a borrowed corker, it didn't take us long to bottle nearly 60 bottles of Pinot Grigio and Spanish Rioja.
Tasters verdict: very drinkable especially considering wine pricing at NS liquor stores. Oh how we miss European wine (and the price!).
Driven by his longing for Spanish Jamon, Jamie visited the butcher and returned with one of the back legs from our largest boar, and started the curing process. In theory this ham will go nicely with our Rioja, however I am not sure that after 6 months, there will be any wine left.

1 comment:

  1. The good thing about making your own wine is that you can taste it while you are in the wine-making process. It will surely put you in working mode! And I think your wine would be a great complement to your Spanish jamon. A wine and a tasty dinner are certainly a good way to end the day!

    Rob Feckler