We made Strawberry Wine today. I went ahead and used a recipe that I got off the internet that used only strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and water. We didn't have any wine bottles since the husband and I are not big drinkers so I hunted around on the internet for some but didn't see any that satisfied me.
We had errands to run in town, so the first place I thought to check was a store that I have gotten storage bottles from before. I had the kids stay in the car with Hubby because it was just going to be a quick in and out. I asked the clerk if they had any wine bottles and she pointed me over to some fancy ones that don't quite fit the bill, but would do as a last resort. She suggested another place and we drove over there. No luck there but the clerk suggested the store next door.
Sure enough, I scored some nice wine bottles with cork and bought 5. Hubby made me laugh though, when he said what the clerks must have been thinking when they see a large, obviously pregnant woman inquiring about wine bottles! He acted out a whole skit, pretending to be me, asking people for wine bottles and then switching roles to a clerk giving me a funny eye. After he said that, I do seem to recall getting a funny look from one of the clerks when I asked about wine bottles! The baby is supposed to be due in about 5 weeks, but the wine won't be ready for a year.
While making the mash, Hubby hulling the strawberries and me washing and mashing them, we were getting intoxicated with the lovely smell of strawberries. I am looking forward to tasting the wine next year and if it proves to be as yummy as I hope, we will be making it a yearly event! Here's to yummy, tasty strawberry wine!
**Edited to add the link to the recipe I used for the Strawberry Wine