Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hopped Wine

Hopped Wine

When Sherry was bottling her second batch of wine (a South-African Chenin Blanc), a crazy idea occurred to me - what if we added some hops? We had a plug of Centennial hops left over from our last batch of beer, so we put some in two of the bottles.

We had no idea what to expect, but it actually turned out pretty well. As is the case with dry-hopping beer, the hops added aroma and flavor, but no bitterness. The taste was intense enough, however, that it was hard to drink too much of it. Rather than drink it as a wine, it is probably better used as a aperitif.

2 comments:

  1. Just a crazy idea, eh? Not an inspired idea??? I hope we at least get to taste it, if we don't get any credit!

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  2. That's right - I'd forgotten that we first came across the idea of hopping wine in this video you sent Sherry.

    I searched the web before I posted to see if anyone else had tried it, and didn't find anything. Should have searched my email instead :-)

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