So I spent Father’s Day racking my Elderflower wine and bottling my Elderflower fizz. They’ve both to clear yet, and the wine (in the large demijohn) will need racking again and won’t be ready until Christmas. The fizz, on the other hand, will be ready in a few weeks, although it won’t be more than 4% proof.
To be honest I'm not much of a fan of Father's Day. I find it hard to get excited about something that was dreamed up by a greetings card manufacture and I'm sick of seeing just how many 'world's best dads' there are on this tiny planet of ours. Yes, I know; if it was Christmas I'd be accused of saying 'Bah humbug', but Father's Day, despite it being nice to get cards and gifts, really gets on my pip.Anyway as I've said, by Christmas my wine will be ready to drink. If I said I can’t wait I would be telling the truth, but I will. I've become quite good at waitng for a drink these last few days. Besides, no point drinking it all too early, I may even keep a couple of bottles for the following year.
I’m already thinking about my next batch of wine. I don’t know what it’ll be, but I fancy blackberry or elderberry, although carrot wine is meant to be pretty good. Yes, maybe carrot.
I won't be raising a toast to fathers though.