How To Make Cherry Wine

Cherry wine
Add cherries to fermenting bucket.
Boil 2 pints/1 litre water.
Pour boiling water over the cherries.
Mash cherries with potato masher or wait for water to cool and mash by hand.
Make up mixture to 3.5 litres.
Leave to stand for 3 days.
Now sieve must through a bag into a sterile fermenting bucket.
Make a sugar syrup with 2 pints/1 litre of water.
Add syrup to fermenting bucket.
Add juice of lemons.
Add dried activated wine yeast.
Add yeast nutrient.
Top up to just above neck of demijohn.
Fit bung airlock and bubbler and ferment to completion.
Rack into clean demijohn.
Fit bung airlock and bubbler.
When clear bottle.
Sample after 10 months or more.

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Initial fermentation time: 7 days

Time to be ready to drink: 6 months

Sweetness: Dry

Calories per bottle: 400 approx

Yield: 6 bottles

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