posted on Dec, 18 2005 @ 10:12 PM
We had a bumper crop of beautiful red plums one year, so decided to make some plum wine.....my husband read me the recipe, while I measured and
stirred. Everything was looking good, and we were ready to siphon it out of the barrel and into bottles........when I accidentally got a 'snoot'
full, while trying to get the siphon going..........strangling on it and getting it all up my nose.
Within a few minutes, I was beginning to feel a buzz......just from that little "snort"!
That's when we took a second look at the recipe......when the instructions had said cups of sugar, my husband had read out to me, pounds of
sugar!!!LOL Needless to say, the alcohol content was considerably more than the usual for wine.........I think we may have made plum brandy
I still have a couple of bottles left.......it's about 10 years old......maybe just aged vinegar by now, but the last bottle I open a year or so ago,
was actually better, taste wise, than it was originally........still, no one had the urge to drink it, but it makes a good marinade!