Bottling the gift from the Gods

I didn’t have to think very hard on what I should post about first. A gift from the gods. Wine.

Groupon and those kinds of coupon websites can sometimes lead to good deals, but when you show up for a pedicure and you have your feet in a sink while sitting on the counter like what happened to my friend Sara, not a good deal at all! Whomp whomp whomp…

Back on track, this particular deal led us on the journey of bottling our own wine. Along with a few of our friends.

The company, Attitudes and Wine, have plenty of wine varietals to choose from, which can be found on their website for a decent price:  http://attitudesandwines.ca/our_wines.html

After going in and choosing the wine we wanted, a Barolo from Italy, unfortunately without taste testing, we were sent away to wait for a month and half while they work their wine mixing magic with pure grape juices from concentrate imported from Spain, California and Chile.

Tick tock, tick tock… We can finally go in and bottle!

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The bottling station. Plug on two bottles and it stops automatically.

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We had a little assembly line, I bottled, he corked.

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There we two different corks to choose from. Ones that twist off, or the old fashioned kind where you need your handy dandy wine key. We decided on half and half. Call it an experiment.

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To fill all 24 bottles only took us 15 minutes.

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Now we wait, again, another month and a half until we taste. Tick tock tick tock. I must admit, it smelt awesome when bottling. We cannot wait to try it. Might crack the first “young” bottle on Sunday for the Superbowl. It’s just an excuse, but it will do. Until then, Ciao!

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