How To Make Cherry Wine
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
Calories per bottle: 400 approx
Yield: 6 bottles
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