Thursday, 30 June 2016

BANG!



One of my Elderflower Champagne bottles has just exploded.

I only made 7 litres this year, so I can't afford to lose any more. We need something to drink this Summer!

At least I know that the alchemy has worked!



36 comments:

  1. It looks as though the other 6 litres will be pretty potent !

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    1. I just hope that there's plenty of fizz when they're opened. They can be quite spectacular.

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  2. My dad used to make wine. As kids we found the occasional explosion of a wine bottle both hilarious and exciting.

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  3. Hope the rest stay intactus.

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    1. I've now put them all in buckets; any further explosions will be contained.

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  4. Having had strawberry wine bottles explode a few years ago I have always been glad that we keep it all in the garage!
    Arilx

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    1. Very wise; especially with this stuff.

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  5. I've had many bottles explode over the years. The worst was with some beer I made for a party. I think if I'd been in the room it Could have killed someone!

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    1. I made some 'cider' when I was very small that was probably more effective that a land mine. It was good that no-one was around when it blew!

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  6. Oh golly. How do you stop the rest from doing the same?

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    1. Flip the tops open and quickly reclose them... you always lose a little foam...but that's better than 750ml and a bottle!!

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    2. Mostly I use the crossed-fingers method.

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  7. Happened to us in our first year of marriage. Fortunately it was in the kitchen and we were in the living room/ Shards of glass were embedded in the ceiling and walls.

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    1. Better in the ceilings and walls than in you. Dangerous stuff.

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  8. After all that talk about our fathers explosions... tsk.

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    1. Next year I shall make TNT Champagne.

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  9. Your car's blown up, your elderflower has blown up - things come in threes!

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  10. Dear Cro, heartfelt commiserations; who wants to lose sparkle before given a chance to enjoy it? However, do spare a thought for Boris Johnson, lunchtime today. Not only was his cover blown the day after the night before, today he has lost HIS bottle. Bloody hell. Who'd have thunk it/sunk it?

    Cheers,

    U

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    1. Looks like my 27th June prediction of Theresa May as PM may well come true. She is a very caring, and tough, politician.

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  11. Your birthday is around the corner so I wish you get to drink them then before others burst!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I really make it for the children; mine is usually made in Épernay.

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  12. My husband joined a wine-making club. The good thing is that the wine is made at a winery and not in my kitchen.

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    1. Probably wise, although 'wine' doesn't usually explode.

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  13. My elderflower wine never did this. It just knocked your head off an hour after drinking it.

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    1. I'm still not sure why EC should become so fizzy; I imagine there is a natural yeast in the flowers.

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  14. I'm going to have a small vodka and cheer Poland, maybe they can explode

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    1. I've lost any slight interest I had in the footy; vodka or not.

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  15. I think we've been through this before. I had one that exploded about 45 years ago. It embedded itself in the plaster wall. Scary.

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    1. This one seems to have just cracked and collapsed; all the bits were within an inch of where it had been standing.

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  16. I'm glad that no one was injured by the Elderflower Incident. And delighted that you've got more of this bubbling liquid waiting to be sampled.

    Writing from New York, on a day that I was in and out of doors several times, it seemed to me that every time I got home and switched on either tv or laptop, something strange had occurred either here or elsewhere. Maybe it was always like this, but for centuries, no one really knew about massive historic changes during the time they actually got the chance to live their lives. If their lives were good, this was good (and this is probably still true now.)

    On the other hand, besides there being a fist, there's a chance that our additional access to some information just might allow us to explore some historic changes that do apply to us while we are still breathing.

    Hoping this made some sense.
    Best wishes.

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    1. There is no question that we are living in 'historic times'. Personally I'm finding it all rather fun.

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  17. Ah what a waste of such a sacred drink.
    Much love from WV, USA

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    1. You're right; a terrible waste, especially as I made so little this year.

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  18. Bet when it blew you figured ISIS had found your lair and was attacking!

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