So, Tuesday evening I finally bottled that wine from back last Summer. This year, I went and put it in actual wine bottles instead of swing top beer bottles
This stuff, I’m aging over toasted apple wood chips. Maybe this year’s berries will be aged properly in the secondary ferment, perhaps over oak or something.
I opted to use regular wine bottles this time. Since I’m a hopeless miser and refuse to buy wine bottles from the brew shop, I salvaged these from work. A couple came out of the recycling bin behind the bar (they are sanitized), the rest I stashed near my purse whenever they emptied. There’s an eclectic mix there- mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay bottles, but there are also a couple Korbel brandy bottles, one Jameson bottle, and an Obstler Schnapps bottle (the swingtop). I also have a couple Riesling bottles. I just remove the collar foil and soak them in hot water to remove the labels. Bam, free wine bottles. And they’re getting another use. Reduce, reuse, recycle, etc.