Before I started my fruit wine journey, I told myself I will make Strawberry wine one day, coz it's just so beautiful! All women love beautiful things, don't they? :) I've seen the pretty red wine from the internet and am so enchanted by it.
Today I made a trip down to Carrefour to see if there's any discounted strawberries I could grab. I didn't waste my trip. Came back with 3 punnets of USA strawberries. They were so fresh and in excellent condition. I carefully washed them, dried them individually with kitchen towel and aired them a little.
Cut them up into small pieces before putting them into my big glass container. I was determined to make a bigger jar of wine this round so that I can have more to go round, unlike my grape wine. I didn't use up all the 3 punnets (still feeling a little heartache to use them all up) though I'll probably need all of them to fill up 80% of my container. So eventually it's roughly 1210g of strawberries with 130g of sugar. I used a higher percentage of sugar this round since strawberries are more sour than grapes. I had wanted to use about 15% sugar, but decided against it after considering the fact that hubby do not really like sweet wine.
Not too sure if it was the fruit or the sugar or both, bubbles appeared almost immediately after I gave the fruits a stir to mix with the sugar.
I shall be watching over it eagerly for the next couple of days.
See next progress here.