I just got back after a short break in Pondy and Chennai.
So what did I make special this Christmas?
Yup! home brewed wine!
When I went through my friend Swapna's post a month ago, I believe I started to prepare this one the next minute I finished reading the post!
The simplicity, the availability of the ingredients and the classic end product was more than tempting.
I quartered the original recipe; brewed 750 ml, since both of us don't take wine.
Anyway, here's the verdict of our best friends, who tasted this!
Verdict 1- A strong wine with a wonderful woody flavour!
Verdict 2- The drink that tastes between toddy and fruit wine. The best wine I've ever had!
Even if you have not brewed wine at home, you can easily try this, coz you can never go wrong with the recipe!
I used basmati rice.
The suggested quantity of yeast in the original recipe is a bit overpowering and it needed only 7 days to ferment (14 days in the original recipe).You can reduce the quantity of yeast and ferment for a fortnight.
The filtered wine would be cloudy. It took 15-20 days for the sediments to settle down. I placed the jar over the refrigerator and the mild vibration of the machine accelerated the sedimentation! ( now, do you hear me shout E-u-r-e-k-a!! :-D )
The clear rice wine is light amber coloured!
So, Here's Wishing You all a Very Merry Christmas!