Ms Gazette when to see Dirty Dancing at Secret Cinema with 2000 other mad cat ladies. I elected to stay at home as there are no robots in it. As I was left alone I opened the elderberry and blackberry wine. Its a nice medium grape tasting wine with a balanced fruit taste from the blackberries. Planning to let the others mature for another 6 months and I have posted the basic recipe with a few modificarions I will follow this year.
The warm but wet summer seems to have super charged the elderberries so they will be ready for forraging in September or maybe even in late August which just seems impossibly early! In contrast the blackberries seem a lot later with mid august being the earliest I will harvest any to ensure they are not sour.