09 May 2008
I've harvested my strawberry wine yesterday. It was the 9th day and the bubbling has stopped.
After one day in the fridge, the wine has settled well.
The color is beautiful! Orangy-red, just like the fruit. The aroma of the strawberry is also prominent in the wine.
But taste wise, I still prefer the grape wine. The grape wine has a sweet after taste, which is missing in this strawberry wine. Perhaps due to the sour nature of the fruit, the wine has a sour taste (even though I've added 10% sugar), especially prominent if you drink it at room temperature. So this is a wine I'll only drink chilled. I think it'll go well with something sweet.
At first sip, I felt that the alcohol content is not high (unlike the grape wine). But after I've finished half a glass (the amount shown in the photo), I'm feeling a little dizzy now as I'm typing this post. Am I that lousy? Or maybe it's just the stress factor kicking in. I think I better stop now or you'll be hearing more nonsense from me.