Elderflower sparkling wine

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Cobnut
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Elderflower sparkling wine

Post by Cobnut » Sun May 30, 2021 10:17 am

I’ve made this a couple of times in recent years using what seems to be the conventional water, sugar, lemons, elderflowers and champagne yeast recipe with some success. As the elderflowers are finally showing signs of appearing locally, my mind is turning to this again, but I’m wondering whether to amp it up a little and make something grape based, but with a strong showing of elderflowers.

I have no experience of wine making, so seeking advice and/or opinions as to how to approach this.

Or indeed whether it is worthwhile.
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Re: Elderflower sparkling wine

Post by An Ankoù » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:15 am

I make elderflower champagne every year. I use Berry's recipe for rhubarb wine and add the elderflower when I rack it into secondary.
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