Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Dine From the Vine

I'm no vintner, or viticulturist ... just the humble caretaker of the glasshouse-grapes we inherited when we bought our house seventeen years ago.

Quite a family we've got this season. Despite what the experts say, the secret must be not to prune because I never got around to it this time and we've got more grapes than ever. Maybe it's vintner's luck!

Give these sour grapes a few more weeks (fingers crossed we'll get enough sun - so far this summer it's been rather sparse) and they'll have turned a profound shade of purple. Then it'll be harvest time, but no pressing required - just straight from the vine to the table. Or mouth.

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