Gonna Try Again
I was recently going through some collected stuff trying to “declutter” and came upon a large glass container with some wine I tried to make a few years ago. (Full disclosure: My decluttering skills would benefit from an intensive intervention by Marie Kondo, the famed Japanese organizing guru. In other words, I have a long way to go.)
I didn’t think the wine did what it was supposed to do. I mean it “kinda” bubbled during the fermentation phase but it didn’t appear to be doing that with sufficient enthusiasm. I sort of forgot about it and moved on.
Well, some friends came over and we decided (despite some trepidation on my part) to give it a try. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The stuff was actually pretty good. Not too sweet and a nice dry(ish) taste, which is the sort of wine that I like and it goes well with a pasta with red sauce. This was my first attempt and I’ve learned that wine making might be a more forgiving process than I had previously thought.
Back when I made it, my plan was to have it labeled with the above picture of my Italian Grandfather. He made a lot of good wine over his nearly 10 decades on this earth and he and I were close. I even picked a college near where he lived so I could spend some time with him and my Grandmother.
So, lesson learned. I’ll make some more…and get it bottled with the label next time.