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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fruit of the Vine

Some years ago, my father and uncle used to make balloon wine. No not made from balloons, a balloon was put over the bottle top, and as the wine fermented, the balloon inflated. When it was full, the wine was done. They could make wine from everything. Any fruit, dandelions, whatever they could think of to try. Well, what a treat today. My brother is visiting from up north, and was looking for finds in the basement. He came across this bottle of wine under the stairs. It has to be older than 35 years, as that is about the last time dad made any wine. Jay cracked it open, and what a treat! It tasted like sherry, but not as dry, and had a very nice aftertaste. So here's to you Dad, no wine was served before its time!

6 comments:

Diane said...

Oh, how wonderful! I bet even better than the wine was finding the precious bottle.

AverettLadyNana said...

Oh that is so wonderful...brings tears to my eyes...what a special gift to find after all these years.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Oh Laurie ~ this is one of those rare sweeter than sweet moments you must have shared with your brother. Thanks so much for sharing it!
I can almost taste that wine!!!
And thanks for being so supportive with the nice comments you always leave on my blog!
Have a great week!!!!

Pearl said...

What a great story, and have one for me o.k.

Marilyn Miller said...

What a special find!

Julia said...

Oh, how wonderful! how lovely to find it now after all these years..
I have never heard of this ballon method...sounds like it works a treat..
Julia ♥