Yesterday's date was chosen for our wine-making on account of the amount of Wasps and Hornets that were around. If we'd left it any longer they would have been everywhere.
I'm not sure how many buckets we filled, but it felt like hundreds.
In the absence of a grape mangle, or clean feet, I opted to crush the grapes by hand; a distinctly satisfying task.
And this, above, is our Cuve. A converted plastic dustbin with plastic tap. Everything went inside.
Will it work? Well the principle is the same as in times gone by, so we can but wait and see. If it does work, we should have some wine in about two weeks. What it will taste like is an altogether different matter.
I am reasonably confident. Watch this space!